Wednesday, 27 January 2010
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I clicked on the link from the home page for the Montreal show and then this for the list of exhibitors. http://www.salondeguitaredemontreal.ca/ ... electrique I guess someone should tell them that Dingwall and Saskatoon are not in the USA :D
9 years ago
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I'm not a guitar player, but isn't the Les Paul design overdone because of its design? My guitar player wants a Les Paul BECAUSE of the body shape and how much it affects the tone, they always seem to be so big and boomy. So if its such an awesome design to begin with, why mess around? People want a Les Paul but possibly unable to afford them, so do the smart thing and make an LP body with your own twist, make it cheaper, and you'll be rich! Actually, now that I think about it, isn't the LP body just a flatter solid version of a Gibson cutaway acoustic? You don't see hundreds of variations on acoustic models, get the odd one here and there. Why? Because it works, and it works the best. Same goes for Tele's, but I'm not a fan of Strats so I really don't care.
9 years ago
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Breathtaking guitar designs in Montreal, So nice to see the move away from Tele/Strat/Les Paul and PRS designs. They really have just been done to death and back and death again. Phil Collen's first signature Jackson, the Rickenbacker 481, the Washburn A-20, BC Rich Mockingbird, lots of great designs out there for inspiration besides the aforementioned Fenders. Gibsons and PRS overabundance. And beating them up and/or swapping a few parts around doesn't sufficiently add interest either IMHO.
10 years ago
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I will be in Montreal on the 1st, as I am picking up a motorcycle for my wife there and driving it back to Winnipeg. I am going to stop by and say Hi to Sheldon!!. My daughter is there also with her boyfriend, and I think she has borrowed a DB as they have a gig for the Jazz festival there. Hopefully, my daughter will have her SJ4 exotic by then(ordered Feb.25) and I can praise Sheldon on his and his staffs great products. Jim
11 years ago
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Good point Funk. We use Graph Tech saddles. The require a little fine tuning to get the best tone, but they don't gum up or rattle.
11 years ago
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Modified witch hat knobs because the pull sc was a little slippery. I used a .130 nut file for the grooves.
11 years ago
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How much are the guitars going for Sheldon? When using a Bigsby always make sure you have a roller bridge for the best possible tuning stability. Disregard if you're doing this already. Here's a hollowbody I picked up with a Bigsby. It didn't come with a roller saddle so I equipped it with one. I ended up flipping the bridge 180 degrees so the screw heads are now on the tremelo side, this seems to be the most stable.
11 years ago
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That's Earl from Wide Mouth Mason's bass. 1999 we were feeling crushed and ignored by the retro trend. At the 1999 NAMM show our dealers were saying "you're too radical, too different". So I developed a retro styled 4-string with a parallel fret neck as standard and a 1" fanned fret neck as an option. We unveiled it at the 2000 NAMM show which was a couple of weeks after the Bass Player "10 most important gear ideas" article. Those same dealers then said "what are you doing a retro bass for (then pointing to a Z) this is what you do, you've got a really cool thing going". My heart wasn't really in it so I killed the project after the first two prototypes.
11 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":5ox02r4x]Am I the only one to notice the white, decidedly MusicMan-looking bass in the back? It looks old, it looks like a Dingwall I've never seen. What's the story? Mark[/quote:5ox02r4x] I did notice the color and pickguard, but then the frets don't look that fanned. Maybe its just the angle. It does say Dingwall, so...
11 years ago
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Am I the only one to notice the white, decidedly MusicMan-looking bass in the back? It looks old, it looks like a Dingwall I've never seen. What's the story? Mark
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11 years ago
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[quote="Dennis":38n8mx07]How about naming the new post fire guitar the Phoenix after the Mythological Bird which was reborn of fire [url:38n8mx07]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology)[/url:38n8mx07][/quote:38n8mx07] Wow! Great name. Gets my vote! [quote="Erwin":38n8mx07]Maybe a stupid question, but.....why don't have the guitars fanned frets?? Greetings from The Netherlands, Erwin[/quote:38n8mx07] My interpretation: because guitarists are guitards. The question has been answered a few piles of pictures above.
11 years ago
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Maybe a stupid question, but.....why don't have the guitars fanned frets?? Greetings from The Netherlands, Erwin
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How about naming the new post fire guitar [b:3ebfvb80]"The Phoenix"[/b:3ebfvb80] after the Mythological Bird which was reborn of fire [url:3ebfvb80]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology)[/url:3ebfvb80]
11 years ago
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Really cool, thanks Sheldon. Keep us posted, and let us know how the show goes in Montreal.
11 years ago
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Nice Teles, Sheldon. I'm a fan of the form/function and tone of Telecasters in general (my main six string is a wolf-in-sheep's clothing custom repro of a 64). I was checking out those Fralins for one of my guitarists recently since they're noise canceling and I have some good experience with Lindy's work. In my experience, there's some magic to the Tele design, so it's great to see that you working that form.
11 years ago
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[quote="NaH":9ed32f4t][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":9ed32f4t] and Sassafrass - smells like spicy Root Beer.[/quote:9ed32f4t] What models has Sassafrass been used in? Thats fun - a "root beer bass". :mrgreen:[/quote:9ed32f4t] The original Zebras (now Z1) were made from either Sassafrass or a Paulownia/maple sandwich. Fullrange's Z3 is Sassafrass too.
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[quote="Tyler":1xjcrtmv]I'm really interested in the guitar. What kind of options are you going to offer for it? Maple neck/board, colours, switches. Will it be customizable like a Z, or more like the ABZ where there are only a couple of options to choose from? Are the pickups yours, and whats the tone like? What about pickup covers? What kind of bridge is that?[/quote:1xjcrtmv] For the next year the options will be pretty open as we dial in the features. The pickups on the burst model are TV Jones. Great sounding pickups. On this guitar they've got a fatness in the mids that's huge and the top end sparkle doesn't get mushy when you push them hard. The bridge is a Graph-Tech tuneamatic with a modified Bigsby tailpiece. The tuners are really trick too. I'll post photos tomorrow. The guitar below has the new Lindy Fralin Split-blade pickups. Two vintages and a blues are wired to a 5-way Megaswitch for Strat and Tele tones, the 4th pickup is a hot. The mini toggle is wired so that in the down position you get the output of the 5-way switch. In the up position you get the hot bridge pickup for a quick "cut to lead". In the middle position you get the hot bridge pickup mixed with the output of the 5-way for 5 distinct humbucker tones. The cool thing is that every single one of the 11 tones sounds great and they're all humcancelling.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":uem0ra3p] and Sassafrass - smells like spicy Root Beer.[/quote:uem0ra3p] What models has Sassafrass been used in? Thats fun - a "root beer bass". :mrgreen:
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I'm really interested in the guitar. What kind of options are you going to offer for it? Maple neck/board, colours, switches. Will it be customizable like a Z, or more like the ABZ where there are only a couple of options to choose from? Are the pickups yours, and whats the tone like? What about pickup covers? What kind of bridge is that?
11 years ago
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So Sweet! I'm just going to go ahead and admit that seeing that Burst Tele has got me thinking "Super-T".
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