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Afterburner II 5
[url:3c5m25gk]http://cgi.ebay.com/Dingwall-Afterburner-II-5-string-electric-bass-guitar_W0QQitemZ7365955422QQcategoryZ4713QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url:3c5m25gk]
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Nov 10 2005,
blackburst ABI on
http://www.bass-list.com/

the dudes asking $900 US +S/H...a steal
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I saw this listing :shock: and I said to myself what a deal!! Does anyone know if this bass is still available??? :?:
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I saw this listing :shock: and I said to myself what a deal!! Does anyone know if this bass is still available??? :?:
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Nope.

Bass is gone.

:(


I know you're interested in the blackburst, but you might want to talk to Sheldon and start saving...
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Another AB II 5, w/Pomelle Bubinga top
[url:1f4wdjg2]http://cgi.ebay.com/DINGWALL-AFTERBURNER-II-5-STRING-BASS-GUITAR-LOADED_W0QQitemZ7393016056QQcategoryZ4713QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url:1f4wdjg2]
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Looks like there are a couple of liberties in the description...
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[quote="BurningSkies":1yasax6a]Looks like there are a couple of liberties in the description...[/quote:1yasax6a]

I don't know what liberties you are talking about, but I'll be finding out soon enough - I am the proud winner of that auction, and about to become a first time Dingwall owner. Very excited to get my hands on a Dingwall.

I actually called the seller - he listed his phone # in the eBay ad. Very nice fellow, just buying, trying and selling basses until he gets his "ultimate" bass. What a luxury! He has a Prima on order, and suspects he may sell it too if it doesn't live up to expectations, which I gather are quite high. He seems to be hooked on carbon-fiber necks and headless designs.

Anyway - everyone can calm down, he already has a buyer lined up for the Prima in the event it doesn't work out.

Otherwise, it's nice to become a part of the Dingwall family - I'll keep you all posted.
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Just as one opportunity evaporates, another arises-guitarhangar.com has ANOTHER Dingwall-a used AB1 5string. FD-1 pups, no BlueQube. Blue/flametop-he's asking 1999, high IMO.
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Mine brand new was only $200 more. That's cool it has a good resale value.
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[quote="jlaplante":3pjctu51][quote="BurningSkies":3pjctu51]Looks like there are a couple of liberties in the description...[/quote:3pjctu51]

I don't know what liberties you are talking about, but I'll be finding out soon enough - I am the proud winner of that auction, and about to become a first time Dingwall owner. Very excited to get my hands on a Dingwall.

I actually called the seller - he listed his phone # in the eBay ad. Very nice fellow, just buying, trying and selling basses until he gets his "ultimate" bass. What a luxury! He has a Prima on order, and suspects he may sell it too if it doesn't live up to expectations, which I gather are quite high. He seems to be hooked on carbon-fiber necks and headless designs.

Anyway - everyone can calm down, he already has a buyer lined up for the Prima in the event it doesn't work out.

Otherwise, it's nice to become a part of the Dingwall family - I'll keep you all posted.[/quote:3pjctu51]

Hey, no need to worry. I don't see any problems with the bass.

I was refering to some of his copy...The price he quotes 'upwards of $3500' is stretching things a bit. He also talks about the FD-3's as if they're an upgrade, not the 'standard' model (the only other pickups currently in production is the FD-3.4 and its only avail. on the Prima).



Enjoy your new bass! I'm sure it'll be awesome! :D
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[quote="jlaplante":1jc71ecc] I am the proud winner of that auction, and about to become a first time Dingwall owner. Very excited to get my hands on a Dingwall.[/quote:1jc71ecc]

Congratulations on your new Dingwall. I checked out the pictures and saw that you and I have twin basses.

Your serial number is #3678 and mine is #3699. They may have hung out together on the same rack at some point.

I'm sure you'll like your new bass.
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[quote="BurningSkies":3v8wxwej]
I was refering to some of his copy...The price he quotes 'upwards of $3500' is stretching things a bit. He also talks about the FD-3's as if they're an upgrade, not the 'standard' model (the only other pickups currently in production is the FD-3.4 and its only avail. on the Prima).
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BurningSkies-
Yes, now that you mention it, he was sort of over the top. Also, listing it as "new" is bit of stretch. He claims to have played it less than an hour (that I doubt!), but has owned it for 6 weeks. Oh well, that's new to me, especially for the price I paid - $1935.
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[quote="Dingbat":h1a7z7zi]
Congratulations on your new Dingwall. I checked out the pictures and saw that you and I have twin basses.

Your serial number is #3678 and mine is #3699. They may have hung out together on the same rack at some point.

I'm sure you'll like your new bass.[/quote:h1a7z7zi]

Dingbat- How auspicious, we'll have to compare notes. How long have you had yours? Did you get it at BassCentral? (that's where this one's from) In general how do you like yours? Anything you would change?

Also, how did you know mine is #3678?
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[quote="jlaplante":202v2g23]How long have you had yours? Did you get it at BassCentral? (that's where this one's from) In general how do you like yours? Anything you would change?

Also, how did you know mine is #3678?[/quote:202v2g23]

There was one picture on ebay that shows the owner's booklet and the plastic bag with the hex wrenches lying on the case. The label on the plastic bag shows the serial number.

I've had my bass for about 5 weeks now. I bought it in a store here in Winnipeg, Canada. It was only the second one ever sold in this province, which is right next door to Saskatchewan where Dingwalls are made.
"Cakepocket" is the proud owner of the first one here. It's very similar to ours.

So far I really like the bass. It took only minutes to get used to the fanned frets like everybody says. But I'm not 100% on them yet - mainly because I've been playing fretless almost exclusively for 20 years. I'm a little noisy on any fretted bass or maybe I'm just too aware of it.

The only things I've changed on my bass are the knobs. I didn't like the look of the original plastic knobs (they'd look better on a reverb unit) so I changed them to black knurled metal dome knobs - the smallest I could find, though I'd like to get smaller ones.

Other than that, I think I've tuned the bass once and that was just to match a recording that was out of tune. The bass is just that solid.

I tinkered a little bit with the truss rod and the string heights because I was getting a buzz that creeps in on long sustained notes around the 5th fret. After a few minutes, though, I went back to the original factory settings and decided to just play with a lighter touch.

I'm used to playing with a heavy right hand on a fretless P-Bass but that's not necessary on a fretted bass, especially an Afterburner because of it's higher output and, I think, more sensitive pickups.

Also the extra long scale has really stretched my left hand, which I think already had a wide reach. Now when I go back to my 4 string Precision Bass and even my 5 string Jazz, it feels great, like my fingers can go anywhere. A narrow 4 string Jazz is like playing a twig, which is fun, too.

Of course the best thing about the Afterburner is the B string. It should be the standard for all 5 string basses not the exception. It's clear and defined and it matches the sound of the higher strings. It belongs on the bass. It's not a gimmick or an afterthought added to a 4 string bass design like the B strings on so many other basses. It's not a wet noodle.
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Thanks for the feedback.

Fortunately for me, I am not buying this bass sight-unseen. I spent a day at NAMM this January and played ABI and ABII's for quite some time. (Hi Sheldon and all!) Both are nice, but the ABII just felt and sounded more solid, the finish is so smooth you want to kiss it, and I really love the flexibility of the active electronics. I'll find out next week, will post results and pix.
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[quote:302ix9at]Your serial number is #3678 and mine is #3699. They may have hung out together on the same rack at some point. [/quote:302ix9at]

And my ABII is 3691. So all of our basses are buds!
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Why don't you guys post pix of your basses - I'll add mine when it comes in. I'm curious how similar the woods will be. Are yours all pomele tops?
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I did post some pix on the Show Your Dingwall Thread. Here they are again:

[img:vn9fwys0]http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/files/dingwall_ab2_frontfull_240.jpg[/img:vn9fwys0]

[img:vn9fwys0]http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/files/dingwall_ab2_controls_695.jpg[/img:vn9fwys0]
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[quote="jlaplante":16yy31bw]Why don't you guys post pix of your basses - I'll add mine when it comes in. I'm curious how similar the woods will be. Are yours all pomele tops?[/quote:16yy31bw]

I only have an iSight webcam and lousy lighting.

I'm not at home right now but If I were, I'd just post the pictures of your bass that I copied from the eBay site. My bass is exactly the same as yours.
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My ABII came in last night from eBay. Wow! More gorgeous than the eBay pictures even hinted at. Immaculate condition.

I couldn't stop playing it for several hours. The more I played, the more I was floored by the depth of the low notes. The word orgasmic comes to mind. Not that I don't have some little nit-piks - I will explore those with folks on this forum later, but for now, suffice to say, I am overwhelmingly impressed.

So here's a better picture than the eBay ones, caught last night with natural incandescent lighting in my living room. This is pretty much what it looks like in the living room, so my wife is stoked - it looks better than any of our furniture!
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