Saturday, 09 October 2010
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New to me, the 4 string that was on ebay. ABII. it ROCKS! anyone who says it takes 5 min to get used to the neck... that must be a 5. i was jammin' on the 4 with zero learning curve. pics to come... cant wait for the wife to go out so i can hear what 1000 watts of dingwall sounds like. woo hoo! no thank you to US customs for holding the bass a week AND doing quite a number on the shipping box and case. at least the bass was unscathed. do they always go through boxes from Canada to the US as if i were hiding drugs in it somehwere? just curious. J
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Congrats on the new bass! Remember: no pics, no bass :lol:
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[quote="jid":25cln8xo]New to me, the 4 string that was on ebay. ABII. it ROCKS! anyone who says it takes 5 min to get used to the neck... that must be a 5. i was jammin' on the 4 with zero learning curve. pics to come... cant wait for the wife to go out so i can hear what 1000 watts of dingwall sounds like. woo hoo! no thank you to US customs for holding the bass a week AND doing quite a number on the shipping box and case. at least the bass was unscathed. do they always go through boxes from Canada to the US as if i were hiding drugs in it somehwere? just curious. J[/quote:25cln8xo] Hey, glad to hear you are enjoying your new bass. Personally I'd like to see more people playing our 4's because I think they are WAY too under the radar. This year US Fish and Wildlife and Lacey both started to get interested in instruments crossing the border. Ironically the Mother of Pearl that F&W gives us so much trouble with was purchased from US suppliers. As mentioned before, we've discontinued MOP and Abalone.
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I absolutely love my SP/J 4 and Afterburner 4, but the current band I'm in has not allowed me to pick either up for over 6 months. <sigh> Stuck playing the Z2 5's, which, of course, is not a bad thing in and of itself...
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The 4 string is quite a beast. I love the tones out of it, both active and passive. The amp stays relatively flat on the EQ and I don't really use the pre-amp at all right now. It is just so easy to play. I used to be a semi-fast player, but i am super-fast on this bass. I used to play a rickenbacker and a fender. well, the fender is sold and the ric I still love but I can get the same sounds out of the ABII. Plus the ABII is much lighter. The Ric has Dinggy-envy. Crappy cell-phone pic attached... and it is leaning on a guitar rig. details. ;)
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[quote="DarklyDreamingDave":3uji2o57]I absolutely love my SP/J 4 and Afterburner 4, but the current band I'm in has not allowed me to pick either up for over 6 months. <sigh> Stuck playing the Z2 5's, which, of course, is not a bad thing in and of itself...[/quote:3uji2o57] Boohoo. Give me your Z2s and then you can play your other Dingwalls. :wink:
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Hey Jid, That is a pretty rare bird. I have seen a few AB1 4s before but I don't remember seeing an AB2-4 before. Sometimes I pine for a long-scale Dingwall 4 when I'm slapping but over the past year I have really settled into the AB2-5. I used to find the that the string spacing was a little tight for me (I used to play mainly 4-String Precision and 5 string Fender Jazz). I have a lot of other basses but going back to the AB2 is always like coming home. I would like to at least try a Z or a Prima but I really prefer the shape of the AB and Combustion.
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