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Up for grabs is a transparent black Afterburner I that I bought new in 2003.

As you'll see in the pictures, the color can go from black to grey to purple depending on the lighting.

Back then, Dingwall used light maple for the bodies of the Afterburners; it makes for a bright bass with a lot of focus on the bottom end.
For me it was a bit TOO bright -- so I swapped its FD-3 pickups for the FD-1s out of my Dingwall Z2.

That suited the voice of the bass really well, but I wanted more flexibility, so I installed a Bartolini NTMB preamp.
The NTMB is a 3-band EQ, and the Afterburner only has holes for 3 controls, so rather than drill a hole in the bass, I elected to stack one control and skip another one entirely.

Going from neck to bridge, the controls are pickup balance, bass, and then the treble/midrange stack.
There is no volume control, but I never use the volume on my basses, preferring volume pedals instead.

I still have the original parts, though, so if you didn't want the active setup, you could change it back (or I could do it for you if you're not comfortable with soldering).

Cosmetically, you'll notice the sticker on the back and that the neck runoff is painted black.

The black neck runoff is standard on the new Afterburners and REALLY dresses up the look of the bass; I saw it here on the Dingwall website and duplicated the look by disassembling the bass, masking the neck off, then spraying it with the same epoxy they use to paint appliances -- tough stuff!

The sticker is just a pinup girl that can be easily removed, but I think she adds a certain charisma!

There is some finish hazing by the pickups from me always resting my thumb there, and some string dings ON the pickups from digging in too hard sometimes, but all-in-all this bass is VERY clean for having been my #1 bass for 7 years (until I got my Afterburner II).

Price wise, I've had a hard time finding other used Dingwalls to compare it to, but Id' like to get $1850 out of it.

Would ship with either an SKB Freedom hardshell or a Dingwall/AXE Music flight case.
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Anyone??

Price is somewhat negotiable; I really, really need money to pay my mortgage....

Make me an offer
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[quote="groovaholic":keglhdx7]Anyone??

Price is somewhat negotiable; I really, really need money to pay my mortgage....

Make me an offer[/quote:keglhdx7]

Man that ABI is cool. This economy is doing some really bad stuff to good people. It pains me to see you have to sell under those conditions Groovaholic. Good luck with the sale.
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[quote="Funkshwey":2kg0u2zy]It pains me to see you have to sell under those conditions Groovaholic. Good luck with the sale.[/quote:2kg0u2zy]
Me too! :cry:
I really would help you, but I still own an AB I.

Good luck; I wish it turns out you must not sell it to change your situation.
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Now willing to let it go for $1650 shipped in the CONUS.

Selling this bass would be intolerable to me if not for the lovely Afterburner 2 hanging next to it on my wall....
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Don't even waste your time looking or PM'ing the OP...I have it now.

Thanks, John!

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