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[b:11felgyr]Trades...[/b:11felgyr] Please, please, NO trades UNLESS it is one of these two items. If it's not, please do not inquire about your item anyways, as that's just wasting both our time! 1. Fender American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass in 3TS ONLY (plus cash on your end) ([url:11felgyr]http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-US-Vintage-62-Jazz-Bass?sku=510250[/url:11felgyr]), or 2. Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass in any color besides 3TS or black (plus cash on your end) ([url:11felgyr]http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Vintage-62-Precision-Bass?sku=510298[/url:11felgyr]) Please, please, PLEASE do NOT PM me or email with ANY other trade offers as it will cause the earth to explode. Thanks for understanding :) [b:11felgyr]History[/b:11felgyr] I JUST bought this 2010 Dingwall Super J in Olympic White from a dealer. It is in pristine/mint/perfect condition, save for what looks to be a finish chip near where the control plate meets the body (pictured toward the bottom). It has the now discontinued Aguilar OBP-1 preamp with Dingwall's hybrid treble knob. Lots of reviews out there, and there's a thread [url:11felgyr]http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/dingwall-super-j-thread-743440/[/url:11felgyr] in which I recount some details about picking it up less than a month ago (!) Some others posted their thoughts on the tones and such. It is one sweet sounding bass let me tell ya, but was more of an impulse buy, and I miss having an AV62 jazz bass :/ It's definitely the most 'perfect' fit/finished bass I've had -- it's boutique-level for sure, and hand-made in Canada. With the exception of the hardware that is made by Hipshot, and the preamp which is made by Aguilar, everything is done in house. Pretty killer stuff! One interesting note is that for 2010, Dingwall stopped using the Tung oil/wax method of finishing the necks. They have gone to a satin polyurethane finish because quality issues with the Tung oil they had been using. Luckily, this bass has the oil/wax finish and let me tell you, if you have never experienced an oil/wax'd neck, it's the SMOOTHEST finish you can have. Now, you can't just bang it around, but it is so much quicker than satin (poly OR nitro). I love it! [b:11felgyr]Sound[/b:11felgyr] Overall it does a very convincing traditional Jazz bass sound. I would say that in passive mode, it's quite like my old alder/rosewood Fenders, except that this bass currently has [the stock] GHS ML5200 (stainless steel), so it sounds brighter than most basses I've had in a while. In active mode, it can do a pretty good Marcus Miller tone as well. The hybrid treble knob is a neat feature, as it allows a non stacked pot setup, and with his proprietary knobs, it kinda sets the control plate apart from other builders like Sadowsky, Nordstrand, and Lull. It kinda gives the bass a modern touch (but retains the control plate, so it's still vintage-looking at heart). Here are a couple youtube videos a friend took of me playing the Super J at church a couple days ago: [url:11felgyr]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ES9EXGg7w[/url:11felgyr] Beautiful One (Tim Hughes) [url:11felgyr]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0WTDq81e3M[/url:11felgyr] Lead Me To The Cross (Hillsong United) For both videos, the bass settings were as follows: volume maxed, rotary on parallel mode, treble boosted just a *tad*, bass boosted maybe 1/3 of the way. Played through an Aguilar DB 750 with the gain around 1-2, treble flat, mids cut to 10-11, bass boosted to 1-2, and master around 11. Cabinet was an Ampeg 410-HLF with the tweeter turned off. And here is the youtube video that pretty much sealed the deal for me: [url:11felgyr]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWiHrj19AFU[/url:11felgyr] Karel Honasan - Dingwall Super J [b:11felgyr]Includes[/b:11felgyr] It comes with the neoprene Dingwall (Levy's) gigbag, which is quite nice as well. Very plush on the inside and very well padded in there. Has a little pocket that's big enough for most micro amps, and plenty room for cords, a tuner, etc. Also includes the Dingwall "Case Candy" which is basically a little manual outlining the controls, the care & feeding guide, and all the color-coded adjustment wrenches. [color=#FFFF00:11felgyr][size=150:11felgyr][b:11felgyr]Price[/b:11felgyr] Fully new these are $2955 direct from Dingwall, and from a dealer maybe around $2800 if you can really haggle with them. Here is this pristine example of 'Jazz bass on steroids' perfection for only… [b:11felgyr][u:11felgyr]$2500 shipped paypal e-check[/b:11felgyr][/u:11felgyr][/size:11felgyr][/color:11felgyr] [b:11felgyr]Full Specs:[/b:11felgyr] Serial Number: 4208 Case: Dingwally (Levy's) Gigbag Included Made In: Saskatoon, SK, Canada [u:11felgyr]Construction[/u:11felgyr] Neck: Bolt On 5-Piece Hard Rock Maple, Medium Thin 'C' Shape Fingerboard: 22 Fret Morado w/ Dot Inlays, Compound Radius (7.5" - 16"), Novax Fanned-Frets Body: Chambered Alder Top: Alder Finish: Olympic White [u:11felgyr]Dimensions[/u:11felgyr] Scale Length: 34.25 - 32" Width at Nut: 1.5" String Width at Bridge: 2.36" String Spacing at Bridge: 19mm Overall Length: 46 1/2" Weight: 8.2 Lbs [u:11felgyr]Electronics[/u:11felgyr] Pickups: 2 Dingwall Hum Cancelling 'J' Super Fatty Pickups Controls: 1 Master Volume, 4-Position Rotary Pickup Selector, Hybrid treble (clockwise rotation boosts treble in active mode, counterclockwise rotation is passive tone rolloff in active or passive modes), bass Output Jack: Chrome, 1/4" Side Mounted Preamp: Aguilar [u:11felgyr]Hardware[/u:11felgyr] Bridge: Chrome Hipshot/Dingwall Tuners: Chrome Hipshot Ultralight + Chrome Hipshot Detuner on E string Pickup Covers: Black Pickguard: Baltic Amber Tortoise Nut: Phenolic Knobs: Black Pics: [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/5508108004_6fffca37fd_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5508106210_27639dd32a_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5298/5507507743_a79147f020_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5091/5508107610_8282c762c0_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5508106932_5f72cfbb97_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5508107212_afd9b45ae9_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5507509401_c2c6eea392_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5507509871_b31b9ec40e_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5507741813_e776e0511c_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5507510087_760b02864c_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5507510891_90c9b7afd7_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5507511147_4fb38b287b_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5507739569_1838ffa402_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5508336672_58c1e2496a_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5177/5507738725_7eb6b11960_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5508337228_af5864ed9c_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] This next one is neat... one of the guys at the shop looks every bass over, and then Sheldon himself does a final go-over before shipment. Sweet :D [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5251/5508337486_2a7dc95cd8_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5291/5508338042_c24fb39df8_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5507740037_22e5743af1_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5508338790_9480d66867_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] Here is the neck pocket, which is REALLY tight. This is the definition of a boutique bass right here! [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5507740879_1e5543109e_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5508339330_73ae521241_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5508339714_82001989e1_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] Finally, here is the small chip/ding I found... really not sure how it got there. Maybe a screwdriver fell on it or something? : / I don't *think* it was there from the dealer, but could have been.. I just noticed it today, so it's not really worth it to try and get into with the dealer about it. Nevertheless, it IS quite tiny, and the last pic here shows how unnoticeable it is unless up close: [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5507511801_a901fc5623_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5507512047_ef6ea22dd2_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr] [img:11felgyr]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5507512449_1a5e0fa656_b.jpg[/img:11felgyr]
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It appears if nobody else posts on the same thread you remain the top of the pile without a bump... just saying :D
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You have just reached your maximum upload quota with this post. Mark
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[quote="Mark L":3vygn5yb]You have just reached your maximum upload quota with this post. Mark[/quote:3vygn5yb] Hey...Not sure if you're just making a sarcastic observation or... ? If it was made out of general concern for the rules .. (?) .. hmm .. 1. Didn't know there was an upload quota 2. Upload quota in question shouldn't apply as they are linked files, not attachments... ?
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I am sure it was all innocent, guys don't get mad at each other this is a lovely and friendly forum, let's enjoy it as it is. And Bump! I like that bass I hope it sells to a good home!
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[quote="Grand Wazoo":2gryyxa7]I am sure it was all innocent, guys don't get mad at each other this is a lovely and friendly forum, let's enjoy it as it is. And Bump! I like that bass I hope it sells to a good home![/quote:2gryyxa7] Ah, cool cool then.. Forums are a funny thing since you can't really tell what someone means just by reading what they write, you know? Also, some forums just plain suck. I haven't found that to be true here, but certainly can be true on Harmony Central, and sometimes even on talkbass.com ;) Thanks! I hope it goes to someone who will love it! I certainly do, just need to free up some cash for a new cabinet and also i'm more of a passive old school Fender guy. this was mostly just to see what all the fuss was about. Moral of the story: it's worth the fuss!! :D
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[quote="ac3320":1x86d2y4][quote="Grand Wazoo":1x86d2y4]I am sure it was all innocent, guys don't get mad at each other this is a lovely and friendly forum, let's enjoy it as it is. And Bump! I like that bass I hope it sells to a good home![/quote:1x86d2y4] Ah, cool cool then.. Forums are a funny thing since you can't really tell what someone means just by reading what they write, you know? Also, some forums just plain suck. I haven't found that to be true here, but certainly can be true on Harmony Central, and sometimes even on talkbass.com ;) Thanks! I hope it goes to someone who will love it! I certainly do, just need to free up some cash for a new cabinet and also i'm more of a passive old school Fender guy. this was mostly just to see what all the fuss was about. Moral of the story: it's worth the fuss!! :D[/quote:1x86d2y4] Yes totally, all that is said or written is only intended for that split minute, after that its becomes nothing to anyone else.
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What GW said. Just an observation, not hostile, bro, but maybe a little smartassed, I'll admit. Sorry to ruffle your feathers. How do you link files, anyway? Mark
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[quote="Mark L":3bfmg5m9]What GW said. Just an observation, not hostile, bro, but maybe a little smartassed, I'll admit. Sorry to ruffle your feathers. How do you link files, anyway? Mark[/quote:3bfmg5m9] Ah, sorry about the 'tude. Just kind of used to it i guess haha.. sad to say. You take the photos, upload to say Flickr, then copy the link of that file hosted at Flickr, then when you're posting here or elsewhere, use the "Img" button up there :)
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That's pretty much the 4-string counterpart to my SJ5, except I have a matching headstock and a tortoise shell pickguard. Great bass! Good luck with the sale.
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":3fzekdxl]That's pretty much the 4-string counterpart to my SJ5, except I have a matching headstock and a tortoise shell pickguard. Great bass! Good luck with the sale.[/quote:3fzekdxl] Nice! I LOVE the baltic pickguard with what the crew does with they "olympic white." I swear their oly white mixture has a little 'pre-aging' built into it and it looks sweet to me! Hate super 'bright' oly white's myself :) So the baltic with it's warm overtones really works well IMO. Honestly, I plan on keeping the bass until someone has the right offer -- i really love it (and take good care of it so i don't worry about playing it out in the meantime). I'm looking to scratch that itch for a passive fender AVRI jazz, but until i sell some other things, that has to wait. But again, in the meantime, there's nothing better for that 'smoother' jazz bass tone than the Super J. After this one moves, it's definitely on my list of 'future' basses to buy once i actually have a job and am not in school anymore haha.. (along with a few Sadowskys, MTDs, Alleva-Coppolos, Nordstrands).
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Hi, I hate to be the voice of reason, but if you look a few weeks back on this page of the forum, someone picked up a Super J4 bass brand new when GGuitars was closing that was almost identical to yours (minus the screwdriver ding on the edge of the pickguard) for $1850. In light of that, $2700 for your dinged-Dingwall seems a little steep, especially because I couldn't help notice that it was *you* that bought it. I noticed when I tried to sell my AB-I on this forum that the majority of Dingwall owners are addicted to that low-B string rumble. Luckily for you, I am not. I prefer a 4 for slap. In fact, I'd love a Super-J in Olympic White. The only reason that I didn't jump at the GGuitars offer was that I've seen a store go into bankruptcy before where buyers lost their money, and I didn't want that to happen to me. If you can bring your price down to a reasonable level, please PM me. All the best.
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[quote="G&L-Forever":38p3xetz]Hi, I hate to be the voice of reason, but if you look a few weeks back on this page of the forum, someone picked up a Super J4 bass brand new when GGuitars was closing that was almost identical to yours (minus the screwdriver ding on the edge of the pickguard) for $1850. In light of that, $2700 for your dinged-Dingwall seems a little steep, especially because I couldn't help notice that it was *you* that bought it. I noticed when I tried to sell my AB-I on this forum that the majority of Dingwall owners are addicted to that low-B string rumble. Luckily for you, I am not. I prefer a 4 for slap. In fact, I'd love a Super-J in Olympic White. The only reason that I didn't jump at the GGuitars offer was that I've seen a store go into bankruptcy before where buyers lost their money, and I didn't want that to happen to me. If you can bring your price down to a reasonable level, please PM me. If not, may I respectfully suggest "Scalpers Anonymous"? All the best.[/quote:38p3xetz] That bass was passive, this has the active option with the addition of the Aguilar OBP-1 with (now discontinued) hybrid treble, and also has the de-tuner (optional equipment on all SJ4's, but the one from GGuitars didn't have it). "You bettah rekonize" lol... You can PM [i:38p3xetz]me[/i:38p3xetz] if/when you're interested, how about that? "All the best" to you too!
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Hi, My apologies for not noticing the differences between the two. I didn't even consider that a possibility that a student would have two Olympic white SJ4s. I have a good day-job, and I can barely afford one.
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[quote="G&L-Forever":3uaxit67]Hi, My apologies for not noticing the differences between the two. I didn't even consider that a possibility that a student would have two Olympic white SJ4s. I have a good day-job, and I can barely afford one.[/quote:3uaxit67] PM'd you back BTW..
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I happen to like both bright whites and aged whites!
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":1knxcl98]I happen to like both bright whites and aged whites![/quote:1knxcl98] Well, i don't mind the process of oly white aging, but i def. prefer the aged color myself, and Sheldon and crew got it all right!
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Price drop to $2500 shipped CONUS paypal e-check !! :) Itching for a passive Fender jazz real bad..
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Update: De-tuner no longer included in sale.
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SOLD!
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