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Hi Guys, I'm going to be doing a workshop at Axe Music in Calgary later in the summer. I'd like to start preparing now. I could use some ideas for topics you'd like to see covered if you were to attend (not possible for most of you I know). Thanks. Sheldon
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What is the workshop on? Building guitars, or setting them up, or the benifits of dingwalls vs others, all of the above?
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Show us how to wire your MachII's?
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your theory& feeling about tone, and how your instruments achieve your ideas (the components of the Dingwall tone) your theory on wood choices and how you came up w/ a number of your unique ideas. ie two tone woods in the body, bridge arrangement, etc the evolution of using fanned frets over parallel
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I teach workshops for a living, so I'm going to talk a bit about how - which is as important as what. You can never go wrong when you talk about your passion - in your case how you were drawn to design and craft the most perfect basses the world has seen. I'm sure that most of the people that will be in attendance want to know about you and what drives you as well as the technical bits, not that it's not important - you will of necessity be including information. You can also weave the information in with stories about your experiences. People love stories and if you ever sense that you are losing your audience all you have to do is say"Let me tell you a story.." and you have their attention immediately.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":uqw68ozq]Hi Guys, I'm going to be doing a workshop at Axe Music in Calgary later in the summer. I'd like to start preparing now. I could use some ideas for topics you'd like to see covered if you were to attend (not possible for most of you I know). Thanks. Sheldon[/quote:uqw68ozq] Please try to video the workshop for those of us who can't attend. :) Please, please, please, please..... I'd love to see a [b:uqw68ozq]video tour of the shop[/b:uqw68ozq], as well. Please, please...sorry for the begging! Anybody else? Mark
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All good ideas, Mark! I'm sure that there will be plenty of non-Dingwall players there, and while I know we'd all love to hear the ins and outs of the Dingwall story and the minutiae of Dingwall builds, people who aren't Dingwall people will want something they can use after the workshop. I'm sure that you have plenty of hands-on tips, tricks, tweaks and processes that would make most bassists happy to know. Things that will make bass set ups better and easier and quicker. Things that will help improve tone. You know, those 'little' things that may be easier to understand when seen in person, etc.
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I think that all the above mentioned ideas are great. The only thing to add IMHO,and would be of great benefit, if you had a Z1 and an AB II in hand to allow the attendees the hands-on tonal experience of two different construction/woods/design (yet same fanning) basses proving (even to the most difficult people) that Dingwalls HAVE consistent, balanced yet different tones.
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At the last Axe workshop in Calgary, you touched on your theories and opinions on construction, woods, tone and the fanned fret design. How about expanding upon this by speaking about your design and manufacturing process and philosophies? You could use the Combustion as an example as this is the newest Dingwall model to come to fruition. Many of us followed its development on the forum and I think that it would be interesting to hear a more detailed and in-depth look into what goes into designing and producing a new Dingwall model. I'd also like to hear what ideas are on the drawing board.
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I would be fascinated to hear about neck construction, what is the difference between 1 piece and 5 piece, what does quarter sawn mean, how does a truss rod work, how does the type of wood in the neck (and fingerboard) effect tone, how are fretless necks different, what have you learned about neck construction over the years, what does the future hold N
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I too would like to hear about the process of designing and improving the Combustion over the months. What were the setbacks, how were they solved, what was too costly/turned up good enough, etc..
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Any dates confirmed yet?
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[quote="Nic DB":27a8etlp]Any dates confirmed yet?[/quote:27a8etlp] None yet, but I think it's during Axe's grand opening of the new location.
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Thanks Sheldon, I will look out for the announcement on their website. Nic
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I was just wondering if this happened already or if there were some more clear dates set.
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No news yet. I'll pester Dingwall Sales for details.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":3ug91096]No news yet. I'll pester Dingwall Sales for details.[/quote:3ug91096] Funny, I spoke to the staff at Axe and they dont know either :shock:
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Well, when it does happen, please please please let there be someone there taking video of it!! :D ..... and then open up a YouTube channel !!!!!
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The clinic is Scheduled for Sept 17th at 6:30 PM. Bring your basses and we'll have a show and shine. Dingwall Sales will have some new and cool EA gear to demo as well.
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Hey Sheldon, can I catch a ride with you? ;) jk
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Man...wish i could be there! Sounds like a lot of fun. Lots of pics please!!
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