Tuesday, 13 November 2007
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Here's an interesting thing I noticed over on a Talkbass thread about the best B-strings. Since there are some curious people without the opportunity to try a DW, I figured I'd repost it here: Of the people who've played a Dingwall, none of them recommend anything else. Of the people who aren't recommending Dingwall, none of them have tried one.
14 years ago
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I purchased the attached Prima Artist based on what others said about them. I never played one until I received my last August. I'm trying to figure out how to get the money to buy a second one, probably an AB I or II. as I will never play anything else but a Dingwall.
14 years ago
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I also bought mine without having tried one.
14 years ago
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I bought mine, sight unseen, based on "The ultimate 5-str Bass" article of Bass Player. In fact, over the years, I've bought most of the basses appearing in the article and I've tried all but the Acaccia (IIRC). To this day my Dingwalls are serving me to the highest standard.
14 years ago
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I had tried one, but I had not played the ones I bought. Best gear purchases to date!
14 years ago
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Bought mine sight unseen when a salesman who did not have one to sell me told me it was the better mousetrap.
14 years ago
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I drove 6 hours across Texas each way to pick my Voodoo up from forum member and Dingwall endorser Magic, after I won it off ebay. I had only seen Dingwalls in pictures. To be frank, I bought one just because they look so badass. I knew I had made the right decision as soon as I wrapped my left hand around the neck. You know the rest of the story. :D Mark
14 years ago
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i tried one and was sold. however, there is people who dont like them, and thats just to expect, as people have different preferences...
14 years ago
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[quote="Phoncible":1qgoecqj]however, there is people who dont like them, and thats just to expect, as people have different preferences...[/quote:1qgoecqj] IME, the people who don't like it haven't been open-minded. They go into it figuring it will be hard to play, and never get the hang of it.
14 years ago
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I was really intrigued after reading the BPM Top ten new gear of the 90's or whatever it was several years ago. Looked like it might be the answer to my B-string woes. Got my first one on a 48 hour trial from Bass Central and it hasn't left me since. My other 5 strings went to ebay within a few weeks. I think some of those guys on TB knock them because they are afraid that if they try one they'll want to sell all their fancy basses they have gotten so attached too.
14 years ago
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I bought mine without playing one (none available in Australia). I still haven't played it! Sheldon introduced me to the concept of a decent B string about 14 years ago on a mailing list. The piano string idea grabbed me and I wanted one ever since. Not long now...
14 years ago
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My "local" dealer is about 2 1/2 hour drive (one direction) from my home. I made two trips there to make sure my hands could handle the wider spacing of the lower frets. Before trying one I was already sure that a Dingwall was for me (as long as I could play it OK) just by what others said about them and by the way Sheldon conducts business. I had no intention of buying the ABII that I tried -- I was just going to order a Z. But then the idea of being without a DW for those long, anxious months became untenable, so I came home with it on my second trip. Perhaps the best purchase I've ever made.
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[quote="nastyn8c":249lznyw][quote="Phoncible":249lznyw]however, there is people who dont like them, and thats just to expect, as people have different preferences...[/quote:249lznyw] IME, the people who don't like it haven't been open-minded. They go into it figuring it will be hard to play, and never get the hang of it.[/quote:249lznyw] altho i think dingwalls are amazing, i dont think that its possible to make an instrument that everyone would enjoy...
14 years ago
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I bought mine after getting a lot of encouragement from the great folks on this forum. I now have two, although I may be selling one soon. I absolutely knew that if I didn't care for it, I could sell it and get my bucks back with no trouble. There was nothing to loose, except my old basses. And my search for the B string from GOD is now over. :P
14 years ago
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I've told the story before, but it took Jong about 15 minutes to get me to try a Super J I was just kinda staring at...told Jong I wasn't into gimmicks, and he assured me it was no gimmick. Two DW's later I have to say Jong was right :P
14 years ago
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Bought my ABII-5 before trying one, and subsequently sold off my other basses. My left hand has a tough time maintaining proper fret to fret finger spacing at the lower end, and I find myself fudging slightly at times in first-second positions to stay just behind the frets, but I don't care! Small price to pay!
14 years ago
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[quote="Phoncible":2mw2nhft][quote="nastyn8c":2mw2nhft][quote="Phoncible":2mw2nhft]however, there is people who dont like them, and thats just to expect, as people have different preferences...[/quote:2mw2nhft] IME, the people who don't like it haven't been open-minded. They go into it figuring it will be hard to play, and never get the hang of it.[/quote:2mw2nhft] altho i think dingwalls are amazing, i dont think that its possible to make an instrument that everyone would enjoy...[/quote:2mw2nhft] I'm just saying, IME. That is, I haven't actually met anyone who has given it a fair chance and not liked it. Of course I have friends who would not buy one for financial reasons or just wanting the "fender vibe" - but they still like the DW.
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