Wednesday, 02 May 2012
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just picked up a perfectly used (unused?) AB1 fiver in natural finish with wenge fingerboard. this is my first Dingwall and got a really good deal on it. so far i have to say...i love it. plays like butter; killer low action, perfect tension, perfect gauge, but yet rolls off the finger nicely. light as a feather. superb craftsmanship. and even if i didn`t play it at all- i could hang it on the wall and look at it... beautiful piece of art.
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Congrats and welcome to the club. Be sure to post some pics.
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Congratulations! AB-1's are wonderful. As you are discovering, nothing is like a Dingwall... 8)
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Welcome to the world of "Dingwall"
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yes wheres the pics?
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The popular saying around here is "no pics, no bass". :P Yeah, you gotta love the Dingwall, right? I think I converted the other bassist from my church (which wasn't hard). Everyone loves 'em. Most here bought their basses sight-unseen (like I did with both of mine) and they still buy more! You won't have your "regular" basses much longer. ;)
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Congrats. I love those natural ABIs. Let's see some pix.
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":xs9s4c6s]The popular saying around here is "no pics, no bass". :P Yeah, you gotta love the Dingwall, right? I think I converted the other bassist from my church (which wasn't hard). Everyone loves 'em. Most here bought their basses sight-unseen (like I did with both of mine) and they still buy more! You won't have your "regular" basses much longer. ;)[/quote:xs9s4c6s] i will admit the neck feels fabulous; i play a lot of chords and in most positions they are easier to fret. takes minimal effort to fret anything actually...
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":flrqla2o]The popular saying around here is "no pics, no bass". :P Yeah, you gotta love the Dingwall, right? I think I converted the other bassist from my church (which wasn't hard). Everyone loves 'em. Most here bought their basses sight-unseen (like I did with both of mine) and they still buy more! You won't have your "regular" basses much longer. ;)[/quote:flrqla2o] i will admit the neck feels fabulous; i play a lot of chords and in most positions they are easier to fret. takes minimal effort to fret anything actually...
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here it is
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Beautiful grain, looks like candy - Maple Fudge maybe?
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[quote="Dennis":3lgq2dba]Beautiful grain, looks like candy - Maple Fudge maybe?[/quote:3lgq2dba] finger candy...and ear candy to me that is the beauty of the dingwalls; they sound good but the real benefit is for the player and the way they play
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The natural ABI is one of my favourites. Congrats on the great bass!
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What he said! I love mine; there's nothing like a natural-finish flame-top. Looks like yours has some cross-grain "silk" and a bit of burl by the bridge. Beautiful! Now, if Sheldon could only be persuaded to offer a matching flamed neck heel veneer...
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":3dvrfvaj]The popular saying around here is "no pics, no bass". :P Yeah, you gotta love the Dingwall, right? I think I converted the other bassist from my church (which wasn't hard). Everyone loves 'em. Most here bought their basses sight-unseen (like I did with both of mine) and they still buy more! You won't have your "regular" basses much longer. ;)[/quote:3dvrfvaj] well after having this bass a few months, i have to agree. i love the way these basses play and sound; they are so ergonomic and tension wise, there is nothing that compares. i have sold four regular parallel basses in the last few weeks and i am either planning on selling this one to pool funds for a dingwall a little more special, or keep it and find another one i can afford. as i get older, i can appreciate little things that didn`t bother me when i was younger. for one, the lightweightness of theses basses appeals to you when you have a bad shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome etc. very minimal pressure is needed to fret a note and that is a big plus when your hands hurt like mine do. i also like the fact that it has a nice warm vintagey tone; not zingy and sterile like a lot of other high end basses. they are simple, styled beautifully, comfortable, and make sense on so many different levels. so you are right...i am a convert not going back either :wink:
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