Tuesday, 13 October 2009
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Well, after diggin' Dingwalls for a while I had given up on the super long scale and fanned frets, largely because I had misery playing chords up high. Sold my Dingers and moved back to 34" 5ers.....then, after a couple more years of playing I got the bug again.....missed all the benefits of a Dingwall 5er and could not resist having at it again, especially because the garage band I'm in tunes down a 1/2 step for almost everything. Just picked up a sweet used AB1 (just like my old one) used off TB and...... WOW! Played it at practice (via Walkabout head and a couple of Epi UL210s) and it absolutely killed. Our new lead guitarist, who is also a part-time luthier and accomplished inlay artist, was completely blown away. Even I hadn't remembered it as being this satisfying in terms of tone and feel. I also seem to have moved beyond my previous difficulties switching between basses of different scale lengths (I am now equally mediocre, regardless of how long the voyage from bridge to nut). Maybe I just wasn't ready before, but I'm sure happy I tried again! Now if only I can hunt down that dude from Edmonton who bought my black Z........................
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Welcome back Morris. :)
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2bipewfa]Welcome back Morris. :)[/quote:2bipewfa] Feels good, sounds better. Damn you make fine basses. The minute I called Gary I knew you'd know the order was mine :twisted: :P 8)
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[quote="lomo":3ru26bj0]...Even I hadn't remembered it as being this satisfying in terms of tone and feel. ...[/quote:3ru26bj0] Welcome back Morris! Every bass I play now, aside from my Dingwall, just feels inadequate....and I haven't even played the Z or Prima series, only my Afterburner II.
12 years ago
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Order? What order?!! :D
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I'm right there with you lomo. I'm waiting to get my hands on a used ABI I just paid for. I stupidly sold my old ABI about 3 years ago and I've been kicking myself ever since. I haven't been in any position to buy another since then. I'm not sure I can make it...the anticipation might kill me!
12 years ago
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[quote="Brim":2dordtzu][quote="lomo":2dordtzu]... Every bass I play now, aside from my Dingwall, just feels inadequate....and I haven't even played the Z or Prima series, only my Afterburner II.[/quote:2dordtzu][/quote:2dordtzu] In my case other basses feel inadequate to my plucking hand but the fretting hand still works harder on my Dingwall. The real superiority kicks in when I hear any note played on the B string, especially in the band mix; that's what really pulled me back.
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In my case other basses feel inadequate to my plucking hand but the fretting hand still works harder on my Dingwall. The real superiority kicks in when I hear any note played on the B string, especially in the band mix; that's what really pulled me back.[/quote] Hey Morris, just curious...how far up the B string are you playing?
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Mmm, someone called H from Perth, that used to play sax and now has a Z3...I wonder who that could be?!?! ;) Yup, know all about missing those fabulous Dingwall low notes, I've tried to get the same tone and consistency from other basses and fallen short. (Regardless of cost.) Soon to be addressed....in another thread! :) EG
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[quote="H":1meanmeq]In my case other basses feel inadequate to my plucking hand but the fretting hand still works harder on my Dingwall. The real superiority kicks in when I hear any note played on the B string, especially in the band mix; that's what really pulled me back.[/quote:1meanmeq] Hey Morris, just curious...how far up the B string are you playing?[/quote] I spend most of my time in 5th position and about 20% doen lower. I abandon the 1 finger per fret rule quite frequently down low.
12 years ago
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hey EG, anonimity was never my strong suit H :lol:
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Glad to see you enjoying her Morris. She's certainly a sweet bass, but you didn't mention what a looker she is! [img:3k1a26n1]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/Wademeister/DSCN2314.jpg[/img:3k1a26n1]
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[quote="Wademeister63":2p7cznt8]Glad to see you enjoying her Morris. She's certainly a sweet bass, but you didn't mention what a looker she is! [img:2p7cznt8]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/Wademeister/DSCN2314.jpg[/img:2p7cznt8][/quote:2p7cznt8] Yup-she's a beaut., and super light as well.
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