Thursday, 02 February 2006
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it doesnt fit in an airline cockpit. So until Sheldon can come up with a way to fold it in half or something i am cutting my flight schedule back to 3 days a week so i can play it more at home. Other than that, its perfect.
15 years ago
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Is it time for Sheldon to design a Dingwall travel bass? I love my Fernandes Nomad (which also makes a cool sort of tenor bass when fitted with super-heavy gauge guitar strings), but I'd let it go in a minute for the chance to get a Baby Afterburner. Mark
15 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":2lhbqqgn]Is it time for Sheldon to design a Dingwall travel bass? I love my Fernandes Nomad (which also makes a cool sort of tenor bass when fitted with super-heavy gauge guitar strings), but I'd let it go in a minute for the chance to get a Baby Afterburner. Mark[/quote:2lhbqqgn] Yeah, it could be a headless design, with a bridge that has built-in tuners that have no pegs, just a flush-mounted socket for each string, and you'd use a drum key to tune it. The sockets could be located in that little cutaway near the jack. Scale the body down a tad, and I think a baby AB would be a very feasible design. Probably a lot more expensive and labor-intesive to produce, but feasible. Joe
15 years ago
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I'll pony up a check for the 1st one if it's a 5-string..........how about the Dingwall "Spark"......or "Brushfire".....or "Catalyst"??? I have an Aria Sinsonido travel 4-string and have been through a Steinberger Synapse fretless 5 (about which I have no kind words)....this a real niche product....Kinal and Zon also have travel models....but I'd jump at a headless Dingwall entry here.....as if Sheldon had nothing else on his plate :-)
15 years ago
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Allright, some headless proponents! Call it the Neuron (just kidding!) [Thread hijacking] So what was your beef(s) with the Synapse? I've never played one, but I am a 'Berger fan. Please expound if you don't mind. [end hijacking] I'm sure it is an understatement to say that Sheldon has enough to do with his current model lineup. Maybe if I found another Z1 to cut the headstock off of I could do some experimenting. Just kidding, you can breathe now... Eric
15 years ago
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My main beef with the synapse (or at least the one I had-soon to be for sale @ Bass Northwest) is very short sustain. I also had some string rattle at the headstock (not audible through the amp), and although the piezo tone is nice and upright-sounding, the magnetic pickup tone was uninspiring to me. Finish was decent for the mid-range price, and I liked the slightly wider (vs older Steinies) body. Mine is mint except for a recessed Dunlop strap pin I (somewhat shoddily) installed, hidden beneath the fold-out leg rest, to accomodate my Bass Brace belt (which is my second favorite Bass product after my AB-1). I'm still searching for the perfect travel bass, which for me would be a 35" 5 string.
15 years ago
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The new "Anne Boleyn" line?
15 years ago
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[quote="lomo":2dy2x9qk]...I'm still searching for the perfect travel bass, which for me would be a 35" 5 string.[/quote:2dy2x9qk] I'm assuming you mean headless? When I bought my Z1 a year ago there was a trans-green headless 35" scale bass at Bassnw.com; I can't remember the brand. Had the Z1 not been there, that would have been it for me.
15 years ago
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Right now i'm sticking with the Aria Sinsonido for travel when a less playable alternative will do (like the beach with headphones on). when i need a real instrument i'll bite the bullet and either check a real bass in a bag within an SKB roller case (a great product), or carry it on in a gigbag and hope the crew will sit my baby in the closet.
14 years ago
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Well... I'll bump this as I would be very interested in a Dingwall travel bass as well. I do have an Aria Sinsonido as well, but it's for sale because 1) it's a 4-string and 2) as light and portable as it is, it won't fit in my luggage, which makes it difficult for me to take it to the plane etc when I travel abroad. How about this idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yvnpIDgAXA This is the only way I can think of for a bass to be portable enough to fit in luggage and not be a very short scale. +1 for the headless design as well. Two things I really like on the Sinsonido though ( http://www.activemusician.com/item--EM.AS-690B ) are the body "wings" which are basically a removable frame, and that makes for a VERY small weight and size, and the built-in headphone amp - the bass' electronics have enough output for you to plug headphones straight in the bass and play. Anyway, even without a folding system (which I reckon would need much R&D, would raise the cost and there would probably be patent issues), I would be interested in a very lightweight and small 5-string Dingwall with a built-in headphone amp.
14 years ago
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[Exiting lurk mode] My first electric was a Hohner G3T, my first bass a Steiny Q4. Although a Kubicki is on the GAS list, I don't think I would like the short scale. However, if one could make Phil's unique tuner as an individual unit instead of a block of four, all one would need would be posts at the head for the ball-end of each string and stagger the tuning mechanisms at the other end of the bass. Not having owned an X-Factor before I don't know if this would even be possible, but it would be cool. Eric [Resuming lurk mode...]
14 years ago
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Can't play a total headless. My hand just lips right off the end of the neck :oops: . I would need something like a Kubicki or a King bass with a little something past the nut that lets me know when to stop :P .
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