Friday, 06 April 2012
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Finally, after trying to imagine how would it be a Z1 VS Z2 battle (seems something like T-Rex vs Spino battle, evryone of us wants his favorable win), in the end of the day... HE is coming. And it's got LUMINLAY glow in the dark dots (check it out, and eventually You may ask Sheldon to install them on your next axe...). It will arrive some days from now, now it is flying to ITALY. Thanks to Roberto Ainardi (RABASS IN THE FORUM) and Alberto Rigoni for sharing their experience!!! Please comment the pic! The lovers of extraordinary tops will be disappointed, but I prefer the plain ASH. I will revert to You with first hand opinions once I will grasp it and play it
10 years ago
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#23453
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If I were to order a Z series bass, that finish and colour would be at the top of my list. Very nice and congratulations!
10 years ago
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I do like the color. I want to see it in the dark. 8)
10 years ago
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Wow! That's beautiful.
10 years ago
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Hmmm...too many strings, and it lacks a maple fingerboard...besides of that, it looks great, I love the color, and the ash top (got tired of fancy tops after my Foderas), and I'm curious to test it against my Sklar, different woods and different pickups will surely make for different beasts!!!
10 years ago
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[color=#000080:35l4u1rl][b:35l4u1rl]Maple fingerboard sounds like an intresting alternative! Really I would be intrested in hearing a test between the same bass with different fingerboards, because up to now the test I made were between different basses, wherein differences in sounds are produced by so many factors... For the 6 strings, I think that 6 is OK. The problem I have with the 5 strings, is that in particular Dingwalls are really sleek, so that the 6 strings help visually in FATTENING the instrument, and in my opinion it is more beautiful. Then again, being DWs so light, the 6 strings should not cut shoulders! I wanna see it in the dark TOO!!!![/b:35l4u1rl][/color:35l4u1rl]
10 years ago
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Congrats on a gorgeous bass! I find my 6 gets tiring to have on my shoulder after a while, definitely in comparison to my Comby, but it's tolerable. Maybe I'll get an SP4 to hit the other end of the spectrum! :P
10 years ago
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Yes... to hit the other end of the spectrum: thats one of my concerns as well. Let me say that (I should ask Mr. Sheldon D....): if the new entry Supah P 4 strings manages to be more outrageous than a YAMAHA Attitude, then, really: Sheldon GOT IT ALL!!!
10 years ago
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Holy shit: today is my birthday and tomorrow THE BASS will fall directly in my hands... The first thing I will check out will be the LUMINLAY dots charged with blu portable light!!! It amazes me that thing! Then I will verify the assertive tone of B 37". Then I will slap and tap happily. And I will post somewhere in You Tube a video with slap & tap samples, to complement the info already available on digwalls. Somewhere somebody said: stay away from DW if U wanna slap. Mmmm, tomorrow I will see. :mrgreen:
10 years ago
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the person above me is extremely excited [img:2uyfmn0h]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F2BU3jeaES8/TmzgXIeGd0I/AAAAAAAAAk4/xIthOQSzYWw/s1600/excited-kid.jpg[/img:2uyfmn0h]
10 years ago
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OK: arrived and tested. First thing: LUMINLAYs are really worth it. Simply fantastic. Second: the colour as it seems from the picture above is blu. It's not, in real world it is INDIGO BURST. Problably the light was casted in the photo in such a way that the burst do not stand out, and colour's temperature shifted towards blu, eliminating the Violet nuance. Slap tone is impressive: with both pickups in parallel, each individual set in parallel, it resembles the sound of Alain Caron (just the sound). The electronics 3-way adjusts the mid scoop as needed. The tapping tone is wonderful, with a bit of T-Rex Room Mate reverb it is really sweetest. Finger tone is so veratile that I cannot just state any preference, because there is almost any usable tone a Bass Player can imagine. From Jaco style, to P tone, to Stanley Clark tone. It is puzzling actually, too many sounds available to choose from. All USABLE, I mean: there is no "stupid" tone you can get but you cannot use (as it happened to me with other basses, active electronics). I lowered the action to 1,8 mm in the B string, 24th fret. No annoying buzz. The output is even from string to string, and there is no chorus effect on the upper octave in the B-E strings. The neck is sleek, but feels rigid and very stable. I will test the legendary Dingwall stability against weather in Italy with time. What can I say: a bass provided with any feature that actually works in real world, and where everything is just there. The bass is really well designed. I will post another picture showing the intresting Indigo colour and the lunminlay dots glowing.
10 years ago
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I was surprised when I got my combustion; it was the same profound discovery you just made: every tone is usable! On my MTD, I had to dial it THE tone, on my Comby I can use whatever tone the bass offers pretty well (we can always do silly things ;) ). I'm glad you like it. I'm looking forward to those pictures. :)
10 years ago
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I was there testing the Z2, and I agree on anything said, so many sounds avaiable, and in passive mode already there's much choice...the neck is very fast, no buzz or noises, setup was perfect after a quick tweak of the bridge's saddles, maybe too low for my taste, but very playable without requiring a light touch. I didn't have my Sklar to compare it with, but the Fd3 sounds somewhat smoother than the SuperFatties, I don't think I would ever use the internal pickups setting in parallel, so I don't miss these switches. I agree on the color also, it's very vibrant in person, I think it's a difficult tint to reproduce on a pic...
10 years ago
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Hey, glad to hear you got your bass and are happy with it. She is a beauty for sure. You'll find that the color shifts significantly depending on light source as you mentioned. It will be one color in the morning and another at night. Makes our life difficult when we photograph but I love the subtle changes in the end result.
9 years ago
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9 years ago
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The Bass looks great, I like the combination of the blue and the dark fingerboard.
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