Saturday, 21 November 2009
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This hot blonde showed up on my doorstep about a week ago: :D [img:21wx5j24]http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/5510/dsc2699.jpg[/img:21wx5j24] The fit and finish on this bass is pretty damned good. The neck to body joint is tight, with no gaps. The blonde finish, with the wood grain showing through, is awesome. [img:21wx5j24]http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6435/dsc2808.jpg[/img:21wx5j24] Careful observers will notice three red-silked ball ends
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Thanks for that awesome review! I'm glad that the Dingwall lived up to your lofty expectations. Any regular on these forums should expect the best from anything with a Dingwall logo, and you certainly got it! :D
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An awesome review with awesome-er pics, good job! :D Make a thread like this on TalkBass, induce GAS in some new-ones :)
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Wow - you could make that into a little Dingwall brochure to promote the Combustion. Nice pics and review.
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Beautiful pictures, Jjango. The Combustion has never looked prettier :D
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Thanks for the nice photography comments, but I give all credit to my "model". :) [quote="Bocete":11ongi6a]Make a thread like this on TalkBass, induce GAS in some new-ones :)[/quote:11ongi6a] I probably will in a day or two
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Wow! Glad your happy with it. It is definatly an AWESOME bass! The blonde sure is pretty, isn't she? That was my second choice.
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Those black and white photos look great!
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Great Pics and Review! They say a picture is worth a thousand words....this shot really tells me a story!! [quote="Jjango":byyhg006] [img:byyhg006]http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/6638/dsc2707if.jpg[/img:byyhg006] [/quote:byyhg006]
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[quote="lowphatbass":37886xkp]Great Pics and Review! They say a picture is worth a thousand words....this shot really tells me a story!! [/quote:37886xkp] + 1. What a beautiful bass. That would be my second choice, too. Awesome review, Jj. Mark
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Thanks again, guys
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When I get the chance to buy a Combustion, that's the exact combination of finishes I will be getting! Thanks Jjango for feeding the GAS!!
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[quote="Brim":2szirbfx]When I get the chance to buy a Combustion, that's the exact combination of finishes I will be getting! Thanks Jjango for feeding the GAS!![/quote:2szirbfx] Yeah, it's a cool combo, isn't it? Kind of a "new classic", in my opinion. :P Classy, but not too classy for rock 'n' roll! [quote="Bocete":2szirbfx]An awesome review with awesome-er pics, good job! :D Make a thread like this on TalkBass, induce GAS in some new-ones :)[/quote:2szirbfx] Ask and you shall receive! :P http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8292216
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[quote="Jjango":3hvnwgw8]Ask and you shall receive! :P http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8292216[/quote:3hvnwgw8] Nice. Again I am seeing these pics and am amazed at your photography skills. These could turn out to be a great promotional poster/pamphlet/whatever.
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Thanks, Bocete. <blush> :oops: A couple of things I left out of the TB thread, now that I think about it. One, the heel on this bass is really comfortable, an aspect which I'm sure it shares with all other Dingwalls. Two, I just realized that my bass is the same blonde one that Sheldon first posted in the big Combustion thread! Compare both the grain (kinda hard to see in the pictures, but a match nonetheless), and the "figuring" on the pickguard: [img:1x0e9cpv]http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9013/combustionblondemba113v.jpg[/img:1x0e9cpv] [img:1x0e9cpv]http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/5510/dsc2699.jpg[/img:1x0e9cpv] Nice low serial #, too: [img:1x0e9cpv]http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/1531/serialt.jpg[/img:1x0e9cpv] :P
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WOOO your bass is a celebrity now :)
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[quote="Bocete":3fiz1gur]WOOO your bass is a celebrity now :)[/quote:3fiz1gur] :lol: A bit of an update: I've had the bass for a while now, and I can only say that I'm even more impressed now than when I first posted this thread. At the time, I was really jazzed on the fantastic bridge pickup. That's pretty much all I played. This bridge pickup is the Pup of the Gods. Seriously. But now that I've had some time to experiment, I can report that the Combustion is capable of [i:3fiz1gur]many[/i:3fiz1gur] more fantastic sounds. I use the knobs in a kind of unusual way, but with great results. [b:3fiz1gur]In short, I kind of ignore what the knobs [i:3fiz1gur]actually[/i:3fiz1gur] do, and simply think of them as Bass 1, Bass 2, Treble 1, and Treble 2.[/b:3fiz1gur] Say I'm only playing the neck pickup, but I want to add some treble. I can blend in some neck pickup. If that doesn't get me the sound I want, I can add in some treble boost. Say that gets me closer, but it's not exactly right
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A question for the Combustion owners: what do you feel you'd lose/gain with the C2 mod using two FD-3A bridge pups? The same question goes for changing the vol/vol for a vol/4 position switch. Thanks
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[quote="Bocete":1dccfdn5]A question for the Combustion owners: what do you feel you'd lose/gain with the C2 mod using two FD-3A bridge pups? The same question goes for changing the vol/vol for a vol/4 position switch. Thanks[/quote:1dccfdn5] Two Bridges: The problem, if I'm not mistaken, is that the pickups are intended to cancel noise with each other, so you would lose that benefit. A better solution would be 2 FD-3 4L pickups in FD-3A shells (same as used in the ABZ) one neck and one bridge. You could wire them to be FD-3 or Mach II, or use a switch so you can change on the fly. Vol/Vol vs vol/4pos: you would gain the series setting, but lose the blendability of things in between the neck, bridge, and center. I just dropped an Audere in my ABII and I'm saving the electronics (OBP-3, 4pos, bluEQube) for whenever I get a C2. I like the series setting, and I can't wait to hear it in a Z2-configuration.
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[quote="Jjango":1art6uuy][quote="Bocete":1art6uuy]WOOO your bass is a celebrity now :)[/quote:1art6uuy][/quote:1art6uuy] :lol: A bit of an update: I've had the bass for a while now, and I can only say that I'm even more impressed now than when I first posted this thread. At the time, I was really jazzed on the fantastic bridge pickup. That's pretty much all I played. This bridge pickup is the Pup of the Gods. Seriously. But now that I've had some time to experiment, I can report that the Combustion is capable of [i:1art6uuy]many[/i:1art6uuy] more fantastic sounds. I use the knobs in a kind of unusual way, but with great results. [b:1art6uuy]In short, I kind of ignore what the knobs [i:1art6uuy]actually[/i:1art6uuy] do, and simply think of them as Bass 1, Bass 2, Treble 1, and Treble 2.[/b:1art6uuy] Say I'm only playing the neck pickup, but I want to add some treble. I can blend in some neck pickup. If that doesn't get me the sound I want, I can add in some treble boost. Say that gets me closer, but it's not exactly right
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[quote="nastyn8c":3ncg1mwk]Two Bridges: The problem, if I'm not mistaken, is that the pickups are intended to cancel noise with each other, so you would lose that benefit. A better solution would be 2 FD-3 4L pickups in FD-3A shells (same as used in the ABZ) one neck and one bridge. You could wire them to be FD-3 or Mach II, or use a switch so you can change on the fly.[/quote:3ncg1mwk] Someone would have to confirm this, but I don't think that's right. Every Dingwall pickup is humbucking in itself: they have two coils inside that are wound in opposite directions. The number of pickups or the way they're connected does not affect the humbucking property, ever. Two FD-3A bridge pickups would still be humbucking, as would a single pup or two bridge pups with a neck pup etc. Also, AFAIK there's no such thing as bridge or neck FD-3 4L, they're all the same. I wouldn't put money on anything I've said here.
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