Saturday, 18 January 2014
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this has been a great week, got hooked up with the great crew at Bass Northwest, and thursday the SPS arrived, and has Exceeded all, Expectations,..fuggin blown away might be more accurate. Ever since acquiring my Combi5 a year ago i have been on a mission , if this is his lo…. end i gotta get my hands on a "real one", i could go on for days about fit and finish, its a work of art, and an example of something thats vanishing fast, craftsmanship at its highest level, that only comes from devotion and dedication. The bass is amazing passive (hard to believe the power of this pick up compared to the Combi) and when you clik that East U retro in its literally a tone "monsta" the versatility is astonishing! a few pics to share and i will save the fanboy stuff for the un-initiated…. could not be more happy, Deep Bow to Sheldon and the magic crew in the shop. [img:2dn4hbwe]http://www.timzart.com/artpost/dingP2.jpg[/img:2dn4hbwe] [img:2dn4hbwe]http://www.timzart.com/artpost/dingP3.jpg[/img:2dn4hbwe] [img:2dn4hbwe]http://www.timzart.com/artpost/dingP1.jpg[/img:2dn4hbwe] [img:2dn4hbwe]http://www.timzart.com/artpost/dingP4.jpg[/img:2dn4hbwe] [img:2dn4hbwe]http://www.timzart.com/artpost/dingP5.jpg[/img:2dn4hbwe]
8 years ago
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Nice score. I emailed BASS NW about this bass and you already purchased it :D Enjoy.
8 years ago
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Nice bass you have there. It has a great classic look and you don't see too many with the East U Retro preamp. I like the unique pattern on the upper horn.
8 years ago
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the finish in regular room light is very smokey vintage oldish, but in bright lights it goes very transparent/fiery and all this cool swirly wood grain shows, on the back theres 3 concentric circles right along the contour line in a perfect line like orions belt, that come and go with the right angle. cant wait to get some of the new nickles on there but nobodys got um yet it seems. Plans for the Combustion transformation are forming :A set of Dingwall PJs and an East preamp are are a must now :roll:
8 years ago
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Awesome! I'm very happy for you brother. Now I need to contact Bass Northwest for my sales commission! :lol:
8 years ago
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Congratulations on your sweet new P! What is this 'Combi' that you refer to? If you are comfortable ordering strings on-line, the new nickels are available at the Dingwall on-line store.
8 years ago
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[quote:3kxtknpb]What is this 'Combi' that you refer to?[/quote:3kxtknpb] A DIngwall combustion 5 string, its a great bass and i have been really happy with it, but realize now it has much more potential. As for ordering on line Several USA Dealers have indicated they expect the strings this week, so the shipping is WAaaaaaY cheeper and if you have ever had any experience with US/Canadian mail exchange it could take 12 to 15 days to get here, so though i would wait and see, the Stainless are fine just a bit "loose" tension wise fer me . I have the new nickles on the Combusion, and love um PErfect! Good luck on that sales commission thar BoB :lol:
7 years ago
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I love the Dingwall nickels...great strings!
7 years ago
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just when you think it cant get any better, nickel strings showed up in the mail box today….jeez "P"erfection 8)
7 years ago
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Very nice! Congratulations :)
7 years ago
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thanks to Iv@n,OneUnitedBass(its buffaloBobs fault man), SmallmouthBass, Spiritbass ,and redDavid, and O'course BuffaloBob chief instigator in charge, who pointed me in the right direction! big fun… and one sweet instrument. the strings appear to be changin as they go along, as the stainless, didnt taper at the saddle ,but the new nickel ones the E is step/tapered like the long scale sets, i thought it might chg set up ,so took some measures first, but installed ….perfect fit! figures. 8)
7 years ago
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LoL. No problem. From what I have read they are a good group of guys with plenty of Dingwall wisdom. I picked this one up, so I'm good :D You think it would be worth buying a John East retro-p and putting it on mine? Been thinking about it hard. [attachment=0:3syb3tif]Dingwall2.jpg[/attachment:3syb3tif]
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7 years ago
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[quote="OneUnitedBass":12apbl99]You think it would be worth buying a John East retro-p and putting it on mine? Been thinking about it hard. [/quote:12apbl99] If you want to go active and add more tonal flexibility, it's probably your best bet. I think it's cool that John made these to be installed without the need for soldering and that you can plug in the tone cap of your choice. I have not tried the P-retro myself, but I used to have a U-retro in a bass I played a few years ago. Good stuff. 8)
7 years ago
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[quote:3c5fs4bs]You think it would be worth buying a John East retro-p and putting it on mine? Been thinking about it hard.[/quote:3c5fs4bs] well first off , nice bass! (now i can park my "pseudo guilt" for scooping you on this one ) I am not one for giving advice, but here goes: I didnt go into this looking for and active p bass,this one just had that feature, and now that its here... its pretty freekin awesome, the bass passive on its own is very powerful, and i cant say what its like versus a "stock unit", but the East retro sorta gives you more "bullets" as you can really shape the tone and get a lot more versatility than a standard P bass. so i dont think it would be something you would regret,and its getting played alot in the active mode cause it sounds so good, but it is 300 bucks+ having it installed unless you are good at such things, so it merits some thought before yankin your new bass down. My single reservation about it at this point is the LI-Polymer battery and how long its gonna last between charges, and would have to say plugging the charging jack into the wall and into the bass jack is a bit disconcerting :shock:
7 years ago
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I love my Super P passive. I love my Super P/J active and passive. I wouldn't want an active P. Just me.
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