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We are starting to add some new colors to the Super J line. Here's the first one in Olympic White with a Tortoise guard.
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Sheldon-
you might want to consider making this a sticky, so it doesn't get buried, or better yet
try to update your Dingwall super J gallery -add this Oly white bass and Eggmans natural w/ tort p'guard as well

Ps- do these have neutrick locking jacks on them as well- it looks very different


Heres Bills super J again, NO color- Natural
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I guess I might be coming down in the last shower but I am curious, where did the name super J come from?

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Sheldons doing.
Its supposed to be homage to the "jazz" bass Leo fender made 40+ yrs ago. The Dingwall is supposed to be a Fender on steriods like J-bass, and hence the Super term. Second point is super is the shortened word for suped up, such as heavily modifying something to make it work better.
So as you can imagine, Super J is the term many bassists throw around for high end jazz clone basses (Lull, Celinder, etc). On talkbass its not uncommon to read after someone heavily modifies their jazz bass they'll call it a Super J bass as well.
When Sheldon was building this beast, I thru words out like Uber J, ulti J, and other monikers to get it to stick. In the end "Super J" stuck.
Interesting during the 2 yrs that Sheldon was working on my SuperJ, Ken smith came out w/ his line of suped-up jazz basses, he quipped the name as "Proto J", how utterly puntastic. So we were tryin to be equally as clever -we weren't
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Nice!

I talked to Landon on Saturday and he menioned that there were some new colours. Looks great. Maybe it's a coincidence, but Olympic white is my favorite colour on a J.
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[quote="Geoff St. Germaine":23d1h4wn]Nice!

I talked to Landon on Saturday and he menioned that there were some new colours. Looks great. Maybe it's a coincidence, but Olympic white is my favorite colour on a J.[/quote:23d1h4wn]

Me too! That's how I want my Super J 5 to look. :wink:
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[quote="Geoff St. Germaine":a7piuvfw]Nice!

I talked to Landon on Saturday and he menioned that there were some new colours. Looks great. Maybe it's a coincidence, but Olympic white is my favorite colour on a J.[/quote:a7piuvfw]

I never would have predicted my reaction to it. Now that I've seen one assembled it's my new favorite. The photo doesn't do it justice.
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Sheldon,
So, even though you've mentioned that you don't like to spray white, will Oly white become an option on the other lines as well?

I had a beautiful custom pearl-white Jazz years ago. I ended up spraying it Pepto Bismol pink in a crazy fit of 80's-itis. I once took it to a country gig and nearly got my ass kicked...by the guitar player! He was convinced there was a threatening, hidden meaning behind a pink bass. Fun.

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I personally love the Olympic White, especially with the tortoise pickguard. I guess that is the first white Dingwall.

Just curious, does the Super J come with the option of having a P-Bass style neck width and thickness?
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wow....who'd thought this kind of reaction to a White Dingwall?
I like it too, and honestly olympic white was my second choice.

Smallmouth- I guess designing a new neck shape/size would be up to Sheldon, but i can tell you that the Super J neck is NOT a typical jazz size/shape neck, its inbetween an afterburner and a smallish jazz (think Stu Hamm Urge bass). thin, fast, w/ just a touch of meat thru the bottom. A very relaxed "C" almost flatish, but w/ enough girth to give your thumb some vantage.
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[quote="FrankM":3nyo8sk6]wow....who'd thought this kind of reaction to a White Dingwall?
I like it too, and honestly olympic white was my second choice.

Smallmouth- I guess designing a new neck shape/size would be up to Sheldon, but i can tell you that the Super J neck is NOT a typical jazz size/shape neck, its inbetween an afterburner and a smallish jazz (think Stu Hamm Urge bass). thin, fast, w/ just a touch of meat thru the bottom. A very relaxed "C" almost flatish, but w/ enough girth to give your thumb some vantage.[/quote:3nyo8sk6]

Agreed - the SJ neck is narrow but a touch deeper than my Lakland JO. Fast is an understatement. The finish is silky - smooth and quick. Can't wait to see how the SJ5 neck feels!!!!!! Hey Sheldon - am I laying on enough hints?

Dear Santa, please bring me a Dingwall SJ5 Olympic White - morado board - tortoise p'guard. I have been a good boy all year. Eggman

Merry Christmas all,

Eggman
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A P style body is something Dingwall Sales wants us to do. It would make sense to do it with a P width neck.

After playing a couple of vintage Strats lately, I re-programmed the Super J neck carve for a more vintage feel with a little less shoulder. It's subtle, but the necks now feel a little more slender.

The 5 is still off in the distance, but we'll get there.
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A couple of new colors for NAMM. Surf Green, Sonic Blue and Black.
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Very Nice!!!
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Bootyful ; } - but the green photo needs color correction - you can see a greenish cast on the neck (makes it veer toward yellow), the pickup covers, and the hardware. If you send me the original I'd be glad to do it for you.
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[img:3gipvkzr]http://lowdownlowdown.com/greenboy/MusicImage/super_j_surf_green_138.jpg[/img:3gipvkzr]
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Fantastic! Sheldon, you are making it [i:29eeaiiv]very hard [/i:29eeaiiv]for me to resist the Super J. I was going to order an AB fretless this year, but now... can I get a SJ in hot pink?

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[quote="guitarded":35aq9ven]Fantastic! Sheldon, you are making it [i:35aq9ven]very hard [/i:35aq9ven]for me to resist the Super J. I was going to order an AB fretless this year, but now... can I get a SJ in hot pink?

Mark[/quote:35aq9ven]

Not at the moment. That would be pretty rad though. What color of pickguard?
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2bamp79e]
Not at the moment. That would be pretty rad though. What color of pickguard?[/quote:2bamp79e]
Candy apple green maybe?
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1y5c7uwp][quote="guitarded":1y5c7uwp]Fantastic! Sheldon, you are making it [i:1y5c7uwp]very hard [/i:1y5c7uwp]for me to resist the Super J. I was going to order an AB fretless this year, but now... can I get a SJ in hot pink?

Mark[/quote:1y5c7uwp]

Not at the moment. That would be pretty rad though. What color of pickguard?[/quote:1y5c7uwp]

I was thinking tortoise, or black pearl, maybe. Those would look good with a dark fingerboard. I think a plain black guard would look too sissy against the pink :oops:. A white guard with a maple board would be cool. The ideal setup would be no pickguard and rear-routing. Is that possible?

Wow, I've never really considered selling the rest of my Danelectro collection, but to get a SJ-5, pink with a black pearl pickguard...hmmm. Do you think this dream could become a reality? Would you be willing to spray pink at some point in the future?

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The sonic blue and black are beautiful. I've always loved the look of tortoise over black. The mint green must be a bit of an acquired taste.

So far, my vote still goes to the olympic white.
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