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This is the last project we've been working on for NAMM. It's a little brother to the Afterburner. There are a few details to be worked out and financing to be sourced but the goal is to put this into production at a really attractive street price.
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Sheldon, any update on when the Combustion will be available? Since I don't live near a retailer, would I get it direct from DDG? Christmas is approaching and I'm getting the Dingwall jones - again! :P :evil:

A short run of lime green ones as a kick-off would be very cool. I can picture it now in the Musicians Friend catalogue :shock:

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The finished prototype looks great! Hopefully there will be a chance to get the Combustion with pickguard. Jjango's updated mock-up with pickguard is still looking nice :)
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I have a feeling that most of us will go and get a Combustion to have and play for our rocky gigs. The reason I bought my AB I's in the beginning, was just that, only to realize that they are great basses that can hold their own ground!!!
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[quote="BurningSkies":22axxzoy]
...that it's a color that's difficult to shoot and may currently be 'sworn off' by the shop![/quote:22axxzoy]

Well, seeing as it will be an offshore built bass, Sheldon and crew won't be painting these anyway...

Maybe to have it as a limited run, pre-order colour. That way Sheldon (or dealer) wouldn't get stuck with an unpopular finish.

We're probably getting ahead of ourselves here though. They still have to build the prototype (copy it, that is).
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[quote="BurningSkies"][quote="Jjango"]

... and here's one for guitarded :P :

[img:19i5zwne]http://xs229.xs.to/xs229/08304/clg588.jpg[/img:19i5zwne]

(of course, the above image is just for fun
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[quote="Jjango"]

... and here's one for guitarded :P :

[img:1tnlnhkc]http://xs229.xs.to/xs229/08304/clg588.jpg[/img:1tnlnhkc]

(of course, the above image is just for fun
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Whoa. I like the green w/ no pick guard.
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As several have mentioned, my artwork has a different body style to the Combustion posted by Sheldon
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Combustion is a great name. It invokes the "Afterburner" by the merest of inference, and it also suggests that this is the place that will fan the flames for those who are just being introduced to the Dingwall line. Its just about perfect for the bass.

I think it has the well thought out design I've come to expect from the Shop and has its own personality. Its got some slightly edgy lines, but sticks fairly close to 'traditional' as well. I don't think this bass will 'scare' anyone!

I personally LIKE chrome hardware, had it been an option when I ordered my Z, I probably would have gone that way. If I could have done the brushed steel/chrome look I would be all for it.
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So, Sheldon/Dingwall Sales, sounds like you've worked out your financing, which is fab. I've sat around several nights thinking about calling about investing. Your believers are strong believers...

What's the latest thinking on price point?
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[quote="evilgus":3bcrvqrx][quote="Dingbat":3bcrvqrx]I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.[/quote:3bcrvqrx]Maybe because the colour, grain and sheen of the wood is soooo nice, it really shows off the body shape! Not to mention that fingerboard looks more like a Prima/Artist-level board, almost like Rose of the Mountain with some sapwood stain through it...

EG[/quote:3bcrvqrx]

The top horn of the Combustion has a more graceful curve that does not turn back on itself when it reaches the neck (compared to the illustration). The whole body is the perfect blending of the Afterburner shape with the traditional Fender shape. I like this shape more than the Z's and Primas.

I also think the shape of the standard Afterburner has reached perfection. The curve from the top horn to the bottom horn is perfect. It resembles a Rickenbacker
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[quote="Dingbat":3ap6mt3v]I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.[/quote:3ap6mt3v]Maybe because the colour, grain and sheen of the wood is soooo nice, it really shows off the body shape! Not to mention that fingerboard looks more like a Prima/Artist-level board, almost like Rose of the Mountain with some sapwood stain through it...

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Will it be available by Christmas?

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Sheldon what about "Dingwall Fan Blade". Pun intended 8)
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lovely looking, If I have the pennies at any point a fiver to keep my sixer company would be lovely, in black me thinks.
I would have named it the pre-burner though
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[quote="bassplayinbill":2276qklt]I wonder why this model needs the hold down button on the E and A strings? Aren't the head stock and tuners tilted and modified to not need this, or is it a snafu in the reference picture?[/quote:2276qklt]

I think those are standard tuners so they're regular height.
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Someone should probably also change the title of this topic since we have a name for the model, so that it's no longer mistaken for a low budget afterburner.
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I wonder why this model needs the hold down button on the E and A strings? Aren't the head stock and tuners tilted and modified to not need this, or is it a snafu in the reference picture?
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Does it have an African mahogany neck too?
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[quote="evilgus":3avjdpqf]I'll buy five, says Fullie! ;)

EG[/quote:3avjdpqf]

They sure look tempting. I'll resist for another week before I give in 8)
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