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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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After burner model prototype is different from all others.we cannot play guitar if we are not our comfort zone. some people jump at the time of playing guitar. so if you have best air mattress pumpbest air mattress pump you can jump as much as you love to. the floor below you will not suffer with your jump . you can sleep over it also. for outdoor purpose you can use it also.
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scale length?
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[quote="lomo":28q3otpj]scale length?[/quote:28q3otpj]

34" - 37"
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Maybe you could call it the Littleburner. Or the Afterburner Mini.

I look forward to hearing the details on this one.
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So, this is the poor man's Dingwall finally realised? I see the difference in the neck heel and the hardware and pickups, but can you elaborate on the other differences? Mainly, is the neck profile typical Dingwall? Is it a partially in-house product or totally sourced out? This looks like a great opportunity to reintroduce solid color finishes to another line.

How about "Rocket" as the name? You should hold a contest to name this new model and give one of these to the winner :)

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cool!
i suggest you call it fanny :P
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I think we'd all like to know more about this.

I noticed the Pu's don't have the DW logo. Are they EMG's?

What pre do you have in this prototype?
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I love that mono rail bridge system! Can they sold seperatly and in black?
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Afterburner nano, iburner, :lol:


Interesting, string tree as well. I guess no inverted hourglass hipshot tuners, or set in tuners either
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[quote="guitarded":16zs875a]So, this is the poor man's Dingwall finally realised? I see the difference in the neck heel and the hardware and pickups, but can you elaborate on the other differences? Mainly, is the neck profile typical Dingwall? Is it a partially in-house product or totally sourced out? This looks like a great opportunity to reintroduce solid color finishes to another line.

How about "Rocket" as the name? You should hold a contest to name this new model and give one of these to the winner :)

Mark[/quote:16zs875a]

The Dingwall "Spark".
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Great! Finally a Dingwall that has a chance to make it to the 'larger' segment of the bass buying public. The number one reaction I hear and see to Dingwalls is that "I'd love to try one or own one, but its way too much to take that chance"...


This could be it! Its a great looking bass, too!
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Target price range?
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Wow--that's a beauty. So the differences are non-dingwall pickups, non locking jack, neck heel, bridge, different controls (vol vol tone tone?), conventional tuners--what else?

I still love my passive afterburner after almost two years now. It's killed my desire for any other bass. But it was right at the top of what I was willing to spend on a solid body bass.

I can see where some of the details you've changed are less than essential--the locking jack, for example, I could do without. I love the elegance of the inset hipshot tuners but the string tree design would work fine. I'm always tempted to try a more conventional control setup on my afterburner. I think your determination to make an affordable Dingwall is great and I bet it'll sell really well.
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This will do well IMO. I'm sure we've all read the posts on TB by folks interested in the Dingwall concept, but who would never even consider a bass over 1200 or 1500 bucks. Most of the bass playing public seeks instruments in the 500-1500 range. This should allow more outlets to carry them as well, and make 'em far more accessible for trying out. It'll also help compensate for the high CDN buck. It should lead to increased sales of the higher end as well. If anyone has been thinking of adding new Z, Prima or SJ to the stable, I'd do anything necessary to get the order in now, cause unless Sheldon enlarges the hive and takes on more bees, the wait'll only get longer.....
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[quote="guitarded":3npruwbz]So, this is the poor man's Dingwall finally realised? I see the difference in the neck heel and the hardware and pickups, but can you elaborate on the other differences? Mainly, is the neck profile typical Dingwall? Is it a partially in-house product or totally sourced out? This looks like a great opportunity to reintroduce solid color finishes to another line.

How about "Rocket" as the name? You should hold a contest to name this new model and give one of these to the winner :)

Mark[/quote:3npruwbz]

Keep in mind this is a prototype that the production instruments will be based on so there will be slight differences. The hardware is standard instead of custom. Body lines were re-drawn to accommodate. Pickups are Bartolini style bar types. The tone is much warmer than the FD-3's which will be good for those who find the FD-3's too bright. We are considering making an FD-3 version housed in the same shell for a convenient upgrade.

The electronics are vol, vol, bass,treble. Active/passive push/pull on the neck volume. The pre-amp is an OEM EMG system based off the EMG BTS. Instead of a separate battery compartment we've fitted a flip-top battery box into the control cavity cover. Instead of the Neutrik jack we've gone with an Electro-socket with a Switchcraft style jack - very robust and reliable. Kind of sexy looking too.

Neck shape is the same as the ABI.

Target price is $1100 retail, $880 street. This figure is subject to change due to forces beyond our control, but that's the target.
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at $800US street value, I'll take 3.

Outstanding idea, glad you finally found time for it
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[quote="guitarded":1uwjqtvs]

How about "Rocket" as the name? You should hold a contest to name this new model and give one of these to the winner :)

Mark[/quote:1uwjqtvs]

Good game, good game!

What about the Afterburner Zero, which would shorten conveniently to AB0

Nice & simple... :)
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Nice concept. How about "The Highlander"? Please don't call it "The BunsenBurner".
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I think I'm looking at Dingwall #5!


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Name suggestion:

"The Baby Burner" :wink:
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