Monday, 13 July 2009
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We all love our Dingwalls, but I figure I'm not the only one who has basses coming and going all the time. How would you feel about a thread where we could show off our non-Dingwall basses that we feel are special? (which some aren't, let's face it. :cry: ) I'm always interested in the ordinary basses people have lying around. I'd hate to gobble up precious server space with too many non-Dingwall musings, though. Thoughts? Mark
12 years ago
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I think it's a good idea, although the use should be fairly well defined and I expect Sheldon himself would have to give the ok, as it's a Dingwall-owned forum. (Isn't it?) Talkbass is also pretty good for showing off basses and a lot of Dingers are members there as well. Cheers, EG
12 years ago
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Dingwall forum should be used to show and discuss Dingwalls IMHO. Not to promote other instruments as fine as they might be, however Sheldon should make the final decision on this.
12 years ago
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...what other basses :?:
12 years ago
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For me, the subtitle of this thread is: Basses I no longer play and sit in their cases.
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[quote="BurningSkies":2sgl4g2n]For me, the subtitle of this thread is: Basses I no longer play and sit in their cases.[/quote:2sgl4g2n] For me: Basses I soon hope to retire ;)
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I have no problem with this. Feel free to create a thread.
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[quote="BurningSkies":2fbtiec0]For me, the subtitle of this thread is: Basses I no longer play and sit in their cases.[/quote:2fbtiec0] [quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2fbtiec0]I have no problem with this. Feel free to create a thread.[/quote:2fbtiec0] Thanks for the input, Sheldon. This wouldn't be intended to steal attention away from Dingwalls...rather, it comes from a true interest in what my fellow Dingwallers are collecting and playing. I nearly always take a regular bass to the gig as a backup/sit-in bass, and I usually play it for a couple of songs. When I first discovered Dingwalls, I shunned al my other basses for quite a while, but I later realized that many of them do have a role to fill, at least for a song or two. This won't be as much fun as a Dingwall thread, but I think it may be fun. Here goes: The green bass was built with no expense spared - expensive paint, Moses neck, high-end hardware, but the Basslines pickups suck :? . Gotta change them out before I can use it, but I dread wiring those stacked pots again :cry: The pink one was built as cheaply as possible except for the '78 DiMarzios and Badass bridge. It sounds huge, much better that the green one :o . Go figure. Mark
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These still get played: [url=http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=groovebrothers.jpg:g8vpekhh][img:g8vpekhh]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9915/groovebrothers.th.jpg[/img:g8vpekhh][/url:g8vpekhh] Tribute G&L JB-2 and LeCompte CB-SC4
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My main basses from my bunch at the moment:
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[quote="Beepo":1842ixd4]My main basses from my bunch at the moment:[/quote:1842ixd4] I dig your taste in furniture as well as basses.
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[quote="davio":2bprqcrs][quote="Beepo":2bprqcrs]My main basses from my bunch at the moment:[/quote:2bprqcrs] I dig your taste in furniture as well as basses.[/quote:2bprqcrs] Thanks! Yep, it
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Ok, see? It's getting to be fun already! Mark
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Here are two 6 string basses I had made back before there were any, around 1971. (I think Fender had a 6-string bass guitar) The two basses are the Lion bass and the Lady bass... in their final versions they had (have) Alembic pickups. The basses were made here in San Diego at Blue Guitar. They were paranoid about the tension on the neck since no one had experience with a 6-string bass, so they made them with two truss rods. With the first bass (Lion) I tried an experimental setup... there were no windings on the magnet (huge extremely powerful magnet) the strings were grounded at the bridge and brass nut and each string came out totally separate. The strings themselves became pickups. The basic sound was total fundamental... the tone was created by a separate octave device (an octave above!) when you ran it with only the octave device, it sounded like Jaco harmonics on every note... beautiful. I had them made because I was tapping out bass lines and tapping with the right hand for chords and melodies... When the Stick came out it blew me away... Chapman just sat down and rethought the whole process. The bass wasn't so good as far as punch was concerned and I finally took it all out and had the Alembics put in. The sound with totally separated strings and just fundamental would probably have been great for triggering a synth. Since then I have used an Ibanez 6-string and put Bartolini pickups in it and finally.... I ran into the bass we all know and love... the Dingwall! I'll try to send a couple more pics of the Lion and Lady...
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Here is "Freddie" the Lion in his earliest incarnation... temporary body and a low impedance pickup... the trombone is my other axe...LOL
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Here are a couple of pics of "Freddie" the Lion at a jazz gig at the Blue Parrot in La Jolla...
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Cooool singer at the Blue Parrot...
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"Freddie and the Lady"
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[quote="Beepo":36sip61p][quote="davio":36sip61p][quote="Beepo":36sip61p]My main basses from my bunch at the moment:[/quote:36sip61p] I dig your taste in furniture as well as basses.[/quote:36sip61p][/quote:36sip61p] Thanks! Yep, it
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[quote="Stonebone":1cu24qv5]Here are a couple of pics of "Freddie" the Lion at a jazz gig at the Blue Parrot in La Jolla...[/quote:1cu24qv5] Wow, that's back in the days when people smoked bananas (really!). First, you scrape the stuff out of the middle of the peel, then you...uh, nevermind. Those are very cool basses. I guess that was before Anthony Jackson "invented" the 6 string. Do you still have them? I knew this would be a fun thread. :) Mark
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Very cool. What are the buttons on the Lady? Mark, let's see that chair.
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