Monday, 28 November 2011
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10 years ago
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#22403
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With the wenge FB, what is the difference between the ABZ and the AB1?
10 years ago
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#22404
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Swamp Ash body with the ABZ. ABI's are alder.
10 years ago
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#22422
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Pickups are different, too.
10 years ago
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#22425
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Only pickup shell sizes differ, they are the same pickups on the inside. And no-one mentioned finish! ABZs have no tops and are not as glossy.
10 years ago
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#22431
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Yes. I forgot about the top on the Ab1. The pics really do not do this bass justice. They are just cell phone pics. I wish I had a better camera to try and get a better representation. btw... does anyone know why the Abz has a different shell for the pups? Is it just for looks?
10 years ago
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#22464
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Here's a side-by-side comparo of a current ABZ and ABII: [img]break%20enabled%20[url=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/img0434im.jpg/:3h0uime5][IMG]http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2213/img0434im.th.jpg[/img][/url:3h0uime5] him to[/img] Here's one with a somewhat older (#4012) ABI: [img][url=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/img0433zr.jpg/:3h0uime5][IMG]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/6017/img0433zr.th.jpg[/img][/url:3h0uime5] [/img] The flame-top on the ABI is optional, though I suspect most are ordered with it (maybe Dingwall Sales can confirm?) since it's so beautiful. Bass Northwest had a non-top natural ABI in awhile back, which sounded terrific, though it looked a bit plain by comparison. Pretty instrument, Bean639! Welcome to the forum!
10 years ago
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#22472
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Yes I suspect 85-90% of all ABIs sold had the AAAAA Flame Maple tops. With that in mind this year we made the AAAAA Flame top standard on the 4, 5, and 6-string ABIs. Interesting to add that in the past couple of years ABI sales slowed due to the ABZ and ABII selling well. As a result we decided to open the options list for future ABI customers. We now offer the X-Top package (previously reserved for just ABII), active upgrade (EMG 2-band, magnetic battery compartment, push/pull), and blacked-out head and heel as options.
10 years ago
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#22619
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Nice Bean! I like the natural with the wenge. It makes for a nice contrast. Congrats! [quote="Bean639":3113rpab]http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i461/Bean669/?action=view&current=IMAG0373.jpg http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i46 ... AG0379.jpg Just thought I would drop into the forum and share some pics of my new baby.[/quote:3113rpab]
10 years ago
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#22637
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[quote="Bean639":31q7cjsj]Yes. I forgot about the top on the Ab1. The pics really do not do this bass justice. They are just cell phone pics. I wish I had a better camera to try and get a better representation.[/quote:31q7cjsj] Nah, a cell phone camera takes fine photos, and it's always there in your pocket ready to take out. And rather than spend money on a camera, spend it on some photo lessons - you'll get far better results. Those photos you took are fine. If you're looking for less grain and more detail in the photos, grab a lamp or better still, take the bass outside in the daytime. Photos need photons. Oh - and nice bass! :D
10 years ago
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#22656
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[quote="FletchOnBass":3ocwffr5]Nah, a cell phone camera...[/quote:3ocwffr5] I thought you were talking to me for a second there. :lol:
10 years ago
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#22667
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She's a beauty. I just ordered the exact same one!!! :D
10 years ago
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#22704
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Congrats! Its a KILLER bass! Thanks for the compliments guys!
9 years ago
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This is a copy and paste of what I just posted on talkbass. I thought there might be some interest here too. My band, The Dismissed, recently did a quick recording as a trial for a new studio. We picked our most straight forward and simple song since our goal was to test the new studio. Fair warning... Its a straight up rocker with very "screamy" vocals. I'm sharing this with talkbass to not only shamelessly promote my band, The Dismissed. , but also to show what a Dingwall ABZ is capable of in a Rock/Metal setting. I do want to point out that my ABZ is slightly different in that it has a Wenge fingerboard. Due to the very high BPM, this is the only song that I play with a pick. The setup goes like this. Dingwall ABZ 5 < Darkglass BK7 < Mesa BB750 < Protools. I play Circle K strings (.130 traditional) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTuPS05CCjc&noredirect=1 Enjoy!
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