Tuesday, 03 July 2007
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It's been a long road, but after selling some gear I found this new Dingwall Super J (P/J). Should be here shortly. :lol: [img:2wq264sc]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k47/bassman_blue/dingiefront.jpg[/img:2wq264sc]
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[quote="BassGreaser":2v0690bh]It's been a long road, but after selling some gear I found this new Dingwall Super P (P/J). Should be here shortly. :lol: [/quote:2v0690bh] Nice. Welcome, Greaser. Your SJ will change the way you think about basses. Yours is a familiar story for many of us forum members. Most of my ordinary basses felt like toys in comparison to my first Dingwall, so out they went, to fund more Dingwalls. Be sure to post your impressions after it arrives. Mark
14 years ago
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thanks mark. it can only get worse, I haven't even received this one and i'm already planning my next.... :shock:
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[quote="BassGreaser":o8uwnhik]thanks mark. it can only get worse, I haven't even received this one and i'm already planning my next.... :shock:[/quote:o8uwnhik] Yep, that's the primary symptom of the disease :wink: At least you have others to share the pain with :wink: Mark
14 years ago
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i can't see how having an afterburner II would be that painful :wink:
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[quote="BassGreaser":1b2uhtfm]i can't see how having an afterburner II would be that painful :wink:[/quote:1b2uhtfm] Welcome aboard, BG. And, certainly, owning an ABII has been no pain at all for me. What Mark is referring to is the pain resulting from the disease, Dingwallism, which is brought on by the desire to try, and perhaps own, as many Dingwalls as possible while at the same time facing the constraints of real life: lack of time, money, spousal patience, floor and storage space, unencumbered self indulgence, etc. Among the symptoms is deep emotional angst stemming from the cognitive dissonance caused by conflicting beliefs of what is the right thing to do. Treatment is often (unadvisedly) self administered and, as such, the desire to escape the emotional discomfort of dissonance (pain, if you will) is often temporarily satisfied by the purchase of another one of Sheldon's fine creations (you will find Sheldon to be of no help whatsoever, by the way, as his constant drive to innovate often thwarts many on the road to recovery). But alas, it is a self perpetuating cycle as the illusion that "just one more and I'll be happy" fades over time and the urge to think about, design, trade for or buy another becomes immutable. The good news: we're all in this together. :) Hope you love your Super J. John
14 years ago
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Hi BassGreaser. It's a great honour to welcome another Ding-aholic aboard. Once you try a Dingwall you never look back (unless the past is full of Dingwalls)
14 years ago
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Haha... Thanks guys. Looking forward to 'cracking the case' and getting on with my dingholalism. :)
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[quote="John H.":35gcljv5][quote="BassGreaser":35gcljv5]i can't see how having an afterburner II would be that painful :wink:[/quote:35gcljv5] What Mark is referring to is the pain resulting from the disease, Dingwallism, which is brought on by the desire to try, and perhaps own, as many Dingwalls as possible while at the same time facing the constraints of real life: lack of time, money, spousal patience, floor and storage space, unencumbered self indulgence, etc. Among the symptoms is deep emotional angst stemming from the cognitive dissonance caused by conflicting beliefs of what is the right thing to do. Treatment is often (unadvisedly) self administered and, as such, the desire to escape the emotional discomfort of dissonance (pain, if you will) is often temporarily satisfied by the purchase of another one of Sheldon's fine creations (you will find Sheldon to be of no help whatsoever, by the way, as his constant drive to innovate often thwarts many on the road to recovery). But alas, it is a self perpetuating cycle as the illusion that "just one more and I'll be happy" fades over time and the urge to think about, design, trade for or buy another becomes immutable. John[/quote:35gcljv5] Well put, Dr. John :wink: Mark
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[quote="guitarded":38titu7u] Well put, Dr. John :wink: Mark[/quote:38titu7u] +1 I have no major GAS for any other basses now. All I think about now that I have an older ABII with FD1s (which I love BTW) and no Hybrid Treble Control, is how I want a newer ABII with FD3s and HTC to complement my older ABII, a Super J fiver when they come out, and an ABI just to round out the line-up. OK, and then maybe a fretless and a Prima, and .......... :roll: Oh, and sweet Super J BG!!
14 years ago
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Robert, You're displaying particularly good thinking and obvious signs of advancing Dingwallism. There is no known cure, so some things we just have to live with. :D John
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John, I'm glad there is no cure! I really like my new fanned state of mind! I am certainly becoming advanced in my affliction, aren't I. :oops: We're fanned and the rest of world is all wrong (i.e. parallel).
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"Most of my ordinary basses felt like toys in comparison to my first Dingwall..." Mark, I've been thinking and the very powerful statement you made has me even more excited about the arrival of my Super J. Can you elaborate? :lol:
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[quote="BassGreaser":2tak7xyj]"Most of my ordinary basses felt like toys in comparison to my first Dingwall..." Mark, I've been thinking and the very powerful statement you made has me even more excited about the arrival of my Super J. Can you elaborate? :lol:[/quote:2tak7xyj] Well, the quick version is that these basses have relatively thin profile necks front to back and they can be set up with very low action. I guess that's what I mean by other basses feeling like toys in comparison, but there's more to it, really- it's hard to describe. It's the whole design, the realization you are in a very elite club, the look, the [i:2tak7xyj]tone[/i:2tak7xyj]...trust me, you'll get it when you get your SJ, and if..sorry, [i:2tak7xyj]when[/i:2tak7xyj] you get an Afterburner or Z, then it will really become clear. Mark
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i've never even had the pleasure of picking up a dingwall yet... i haven't seen one anywhere in my travels. so, is it safe to assume because of the scale lengths, that the super j is going to present the least obvious dingwall characteristics of the various models?
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[quote="BassGreaser":1s6p1z44]i've never even had the pleasure of picking up a dingwall yet... i haven't seen one anywhere in my travels. so, is it safe to assume because of the scale lengths, that the super j is going to present the least obvious dingwall characteristics of the various models?[/quote:1s6p1z44] Well, the SJ does have those magical Dingwall traits, just in a more vintage feeling and sounding package. I wouldn't say the traits are least obvious on the SJ, rather, it's that they become [i:1s6p1z44]so[/i:1s6p1z44] much more obvious on the other models. :shock: About ten minutes after you have your SJ in your hands, it will feel so good that you'll be scheming on how to get your second Dingwall. :) Mark
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got the super j about an hour ago... i'm more impressed than i thought possible. i likely don't have anything profound to say about it considering you all own one or more DW's already. it really is true about how natural the feel is with the fanned-frets. the alder body is absolutely gorgeous on this bass and even the tort guard has a nicer look than other tort guards i've had. wow. truly an exceptionally built and sounding bass... i'm a believer :-) seriously, i have absolutely no gas for any regular fretted basses anymore, why would you? i'd take a DW over a fodera. weird but true... it will be interesting to see how often i reach for my other basses and how long they last... i kinda feel sorry for them. gotta go. gotta play it some more... :D
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the super j is now sporting a new set of strap locks and a set of ghs pressurewounds. these strings are killer on it... imho... :wink:
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[quote="BassGreaser":ci3pjelt]it will be interesting to see how often i reach for my other basses and how long they last... i kinda feel sorry for them. :D[/quote:ci3pjelt] .....there's always ebay.......:-)
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[quote:2t2tunq8]Nice. Welcome, Greaser. Your SJ will change the way you think about basses. Yours is a familiar story for many of us forum members. Most of my ordinary basses felt like toys in comparison to my first Dingwall, so out they went, to fund more Dingwalls. Be sure to post your impressions after it arrives. Mark[/quote:2t2tunq8] today was the first day i reached for one of my other basses, and it actually felt 'primitive' compared to the super j.... i understand your comment now... :-)
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[quote="BassGreaser":tashh97e]seriously, i have absolutely no gas for any regular fretted basses anymore, why would you? i'd take a DW over a fodera. weird but true... it will be interesting to see how often i reach for my other basses and how long they last... i kinda feel sorry for them.[/quote:tashh97e] Exactly how I feel. After getting my ABII, I quickly sold off my 4 other basses because I learned that they would never be played. Now if only I wasn't so poor! Next on my list is either a Z1 or a SJ5. I'm GASing both really hard.
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