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Just wondering.....
13 years ago
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#8923
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Hi bigmanonbass. I think several of us forum talkers are waiting for the new (more affordable) AB line to come out so we can do fretless conversions (or maybe Sheldon will offer it in fretless). I already have an appointment with HG Thor for a fretboard coating. If fate will allow, I may just send a Dingwall to Thor instead of my Yamaha. Also, I just bought (today in fact) an AB-I 6er off Talkbass. So, I could possibly send my 5 string AB-I, but that would hurt...I love it & don't play fretless much. Sorry for rambling on.... I'm buzzing from anticipation!! Can't wait for my bass to get here!!! :D
13 years ago
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Theres a few of us w/ Fretless afterburners already. Playing fanned fretless is no different than playing fanned fretted . If your solid w/ fretless parallel, you'll have little issue w/ fanned fretless (or multiscale fretless) IF you do a search in the basses forum you'll find a thread from funkshey on his ABII fretless and my comments are in there. I've had a fanned fretless ABI since 03
13 years ago
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I still play parallel, mainly Fenders. I still like the wider string spacing of Precisions and even most Jazz Basses. I also miss the slight arch on most Fender fret boards. Sometimes I enjoy playing on the Fender necks and enjoy the mellow sounds so much that I start thinking, "Why did I spend all that money on the Dingwalls?" Then, I go back to one of my Dingwalls and it hits me every time. Oh right, THAT SOUND! It just jumps off the fret board and it is so clear and tight and BIG. With the Dingwalls, there are no volume wars with the guitarist and the drummer
13 years ago
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All I need to say is I'm in the process of selling two parallel-fret basses out of five basses I currently own, the other 3 being a fretless acoustic, a 5-string fretted acoustic and my new ABII :lol: So if Commander D. ever produces a Dingwall acoustic...guess what'd happen next... 8)
13 years ago
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.. thats not the only "alternative"..;-) i play "fretless" instruments daily... for example my double-bass and my upright....:-) using my old parallel-fretted Esh-Bass, built by the very, very artful german bass-builder Christof Kost, makes also al lot of fun :-)
13 years ago
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Don't own one.
13 years ago
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There's several songs that we've (our band THIRD OBSESSION) written lately that have some fast licks played 1st thru 5th frets, B, E, and A strings, licks that repeat, a lot! The stretching is extreme, even with my big hands. My left hand cramps badly during these songs, if I use my Dingwalls. Also, there's a song that I hold a note and it's octave at the same time and slide up and down to the next note/octave, not easy with the frets changing angles on me mid-slide. So, I play my parrallel fret bass for these songs. Plus, I love variety...it's the spice of life, right?
13 years ago
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[quote="JEDI BASS TRICKS":lyg3qdkp]So, I play my parrallel fret bass for these songs. Plus, I love variety...it's the spice of life, right?[/quote:lyg3qdkp] Well...at least you're playing your Lakland right? Hehe. Good man.
13 years ago
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[quote="Brim":1hsk8tu5][quote="JEDI BASS TRICKS":1hsk8tu5]So, I play my parrallel fret bass for these songs. Plus, I love variety...it's the spice of life, right?[/quote:1hsk8tu5] Well...at least you're playing your Lakland right? Hehe. Good man.[/quote:1hsk8tu5] YEP!! It's unparrallelled :wink: amongst the NON-Dingwalls IMO. :D
13 years ago
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As far as playing chordal stuff higher in the neck, I have no problem up to 17th position. In the very extreme cases I want to go chordal above that, I have my 6string Dingwalls. IMO and IME, the Dingwalls are the most tonally balanced basses along the strings and across the strings, so instead of going higher than 17th position I reach out for my 6ers (having said that, my 6ers have not hit the gigging scene with me yet). Now that is sth new for me to do
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