Tuesday, 27 March 2012
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Hi from the Netherlands to you dutch Dingwall bass players, I am seriously considering buying a Dingwall bass (probably a ABZ, maybe a combustion or ABI) but if possible I'd like to try them for real before buying. And there are hardly any stores I know in the Netherlands that have them in store :( (tips are welcome!) So my question: [color=#FF0000:1jkv1g56]Is one of you living reasonably nearby Hengelo and willing to let me try your Dingwall to experience how it feels and plays?[/color:1jkv1g56] Hope to hear soon... :0) kind regards / groeten Roelof
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Hello Roelof, You are welcome to try a SJ or Prima near Utrecht. My AB found a new owner unfortunately, but is in very good hands! PM me if you are interested. However, buying one without trying is a pretty safe gamble. I did... 8) If you are willing to drive to Brabant, the EMP importer is located in Raamsdonkveer and normally has some stock of AB's. I can forward contact details if you're interested. Marton
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Hi Roelof, If you haven't already made a decision and ordered one directly from Sheldon, you are welcome to try my Combustion in Roosendaal, Brabant. I am however considering selling it, to fund a ABII or perhaps super J. I played a Super J at the NAMM and again at the MusikMesse, and it has not been off my mind since.. Leon
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Evening Roelof! I bought my Combustion sight unseen on Ebay! What was the determining factor? The two or three times the basses were mentioned/reviewed in Bass Player magazine! No other "B" like it ...etc, etc! And for their "entry level" bass, it is good bang for the buck. And then I went CRAZY (financially!) and found a very early pre-fire VOODOO bass, that was just AMAZING! I feel I will never need another bass, ever! Tweaks and slight mods aside, I'm good! The fanned-fret system? Like any instrument, there is a learning curve, slight, but you adjust once that smirk on your face settles in to a contented smile!
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Hey all, Thanks for the replies, I've thought and searched a lot and when I was offered a AB1 through this forum from Germany I was done :0) It's a great bass, and this one has an active preamp added to it as well. Sometimes I doubt whether I wouldn't prefer a ABZ more, for the bit warmer tone (more jazzy some say, the AB1 is extremely hifi bright), so maybe I'll trade it some day, but one thing's for sure: I haven't owned a bass that came as close to what I want as this one.
9 years ago
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Well done Roelof! And another happy customer for Sheldon!
9 years ago
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Congratulations! Enjoy that great bass :)
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Congrats! Just beware, now that you have an AB, you're going to start GASing for a SJ, SP, or Z, so start saving your pennies! :)
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Congratulations too! And also beware - once people hear you playing a Dingwall, they'll never let you play another bass again (true story! bought a short-scale for travelling which is really easy to play, but my musician buddies and teacher keep nagging me to bring back the Dingwall sound :D)
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Consider a P tone pickup for the AB, with a switch to bypass the preamp. You get killer passive P bass tones. The pickup drops right in, a few simple solder connections, and you are done. Also, Payson's ground wound or nickel round wounds will warm up the tone. Welcome to Dingwall land!
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