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It also depends on what your needs are. When I decided I wanted to get a second Dingwall, I found that I was using my ABII in passive mode most of the time so the choice of an ABI made sense for me.

The Z and Prima series basses look great and I am sure sound amazing, but a lot of what you are paying for is aesthetics. A lot of the same design principles and even pickups are the same on the Afterburners so for the value for the money, they cannot be beat. It's not like a Prima Artist, which may retail for 3 to 4 times the price of a Afterburner, is 3 to 4 times better.

But it is true, it's like a sickness. You see all the pictures and you just want another one. As soon as I saw the picture of the flamed top honey amberburst ABI in this forum, I knew I had to get one. And is it just me, or are straight frets starting to feel wimpy?
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Hi frank

I use the Samson AP1B which is specifically for Bass, I have not noticed any appreciable affect on tone and the bottom end but I do have an unusual set up to go with my unusual Bass. I use a Bass Pod XT, my usual sound is modelled after a Traveller WT300,I like both the modelled Hartke 4X10 or the Eden 4X10 and my stage gear comprises of 2 Yorkville NX520p's and a Yorkville Elite LS700P sub . After your question I will pop into my local L&M and borrow a bass rig for 20mins and see if I can detect any difference between the Samson and my Planet Waves...by the way what is IIRC?
Also, a 4 string Z2 is definitely on my shopping list as a dedicated mental slapping machine, I guess the DAS is taking hold.......... :twisted:
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[quote="My boy guitarded":1cb1slcz]...He plunked on it a couple of times [/quote:1cb1slcz]
True story [img:1cb1slcz]http://www.websmileys.com/sm/happy/045.gif[/img:1cb1slcz]!!!

[quote="My boy guitarded ALSO":1cb1slcz]...(he's not really a bassist)[/quote:1cb1slcz]
hmmm.., I don't know that I would necessarily agree with [i:1cb1slcz]THAT[/i:1cb1slcz] :roll: . Well.., the artist I [i:1cb1slcz]PRODUCE[/i:1cb1slcz] most [i:1cb1slcz]CERTAINLY[/i:1cb1slcz] won't agree with [i:1cb1slcz]THAT[/i:1cb1slcz] :lol: .

It's good to see you here, my brother. I somehow misplaced your contact info [img:1cb1slcz]http://www.websmileys.com/sm/sad/533.gif[/img:1cb1slcz]. If you still have mine, give me a call when you get a chance. I'm glad to see that you're loving the bass, bro [img:1cb1slcz]http://www.websmileys.com/sm/fingers/fing02.gif[/img:1cb1slcz]. I'll be getting another one at some point from Sheldon. I've been using Ibanez basses lately.., but I'm coming back to Dingwall [img:1cb1slcz]http://www.websmileys.com/sm/happy/044.gif[/img:1cb1slcz]. I'm out...

With Respect & Honor,
Magic
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Hey, Magic. Whats up? No disrespect, brother, you know that. I thought your main thing was guitar, but I know you do it all (guys that play everything amaze me - I've only been able to get a gig playing bass! :wink: ) We love the cds. You should see my daughter dancing to UT with the Advents cranked!

The bass kills. I've ordered another, and am planning a third. Crazy, huh?
There's a guy in Austin, fookgub, on this board that's looking to play a Dingwall. Do you know anybody with one in the city? Message fook, if so.

Contact me at mllumpkin@cox.net and we'll exchange contact info. I need to be added to the UT mail list so I can catch ya'll play.

Holla back,

Mark
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Wow- Magic- great to have you on board.
Itotally dig your unified tribe stuff, saw you guys a while back in san antonio. Your bassist was not playing a dingwall, but thats okay- everyone learns.
Did you ever record w/ that Blue dingwall bass-if so what album
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Hey Magic! Great to see you on board. How've you been doing?
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Hi frank

Its funny how life works out......I got the Samson about 10 days ago in a L&M sale, I used it at a gig the same night and the night after, then didnt play for 2 days (work got in the way), then did a loud rehearsal then spent 2 days learning 2 new songs on my acoustic, I took the photos at the weekend and then you asked about the tone difference and I realised I really didnt know the answer. Instead of going to L&M to try out I sneaked into our rehearsal space an hour before the drummer got there and listened to my sound without any other instruments.........So, Frank you are correct, there is a difference on the low B, it is less crisp and sounds almost over-driven when the other strings are clear, when I use a lead the sound is exactly as one would expect.....the outcome, a credit at L&M and back to the Planet Waves..........and yet another example of the benefits of being a member of the DAS support group! :P

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I had tried 3 or 4 wireless units before and was wholefully unsatisfyed w/ what i heard comming out of my rig. Honestly if you had a fender or a spector you'd be happy w/ the output.
the wireless units do compress/decompress your tone. But w/ the Dingwalls it a different story, we as a whole are looking for sonority; articulate, low end, and IMO its currently incompatible w/ the wireless systems (to date).
So I wasn't trying to talk you out of your wireless rig infact i was hoping you uncovered the magic unit for us Dingwallers.

that said....I took my AB to the local music store and they had 2 accugroove rigs setup-big mistake. Wait till you try a Dingwall thru an accrugroove El Whappo, man- now all i can hear is thunder and its not comming out my current rig.
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Hi Frank

Thanks again for the info, this board is such a good resource. Tell me more about the accugroove, do they have a website?

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There's a thorough review on a couple of Accugroove cabinets in the Nov. Bass Player magazine. They panned the muted treble response and the mystery ohm-switching feature, which they claimed did practically nothing for performance or sound. They praised the big bottom and mids. The Bill Dickens 2-12 comes in at a whopping $1839 street. I'm sure they are really nice cabs, but for that price I want treble to burn. Heck, it might even have to clean the house and diaper the baby once in a while to justify itself.

Mark
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N & Mark-
AS this is a "show yer Dingwall thread", i'll stop my discussion here as to not derail the topic.
www.accugroove.com
There are a few threads at talkbass.com discussing this bass player review. Many accugroove owners jumped in an gave their opinions. I did not find a muted treble response and honestly i don't like harsh treble -for what i listen to and play, the cab had more than enough treble, and honestly the accugroove switch-whatever, I don't drive my cabs hard . However what I liked and loved about the accugroove is what it made the Dingwall bass sound like- a Dingwalll bass. You not only felt the low B note, your heard it: crisply, cleanly. It really complimented the bass and vice versa. Those cabinents really made the bass sound very different than what i was used to hearing w/ cabs -uncolored and neutral- you heard every detail of the bass. Most cabs are colored -and purposefully so, but this cab was different.
Please remember its just my opinion

Mark hits it right on the heads- these are not inexpensive, infact they are at the opposite end. Believe me i can't even get my g/f to clean and cook and shes way more expensive than these cabs.

Anyway if you get a chance try- give em a whirl-if you like em great- if not great
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Once this topic is "show yer Dingwall" here it comes
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[quote="FrankM":1ljv9ivq]that said....I took my AB to the local music store and they had 2 accugroove rigs setup-big mistake. Wait till you try a Dingwall thru an accrugroove El Whappo, man- now all i can hear is thunder and its not comming out my current rig.[/quote:1ljv9ivq]

I just wanted to give my input on this. I played my Prima through an El Whappo and a Tri-112 as well as some other cabinets (Bergantino, Epifani, Acme and Glockenklang) when I was at Guitar-X in Denver. Gary let me crank them up, since he seemed to love my bass so much (Gary is a Dingwall dealer). Well, I have to say that the El Whappo didn't impress me that much... I just didn't find it that deep, especially for the size of it. The Tri-112 was an impressive unit though, light, loud and great tone. I personally found the Berg 322 and Acme B-410 and Epifani T-410 NYC to give better lowend extension. I found the tone of the Epi 410UL to be pretty similar to the El Whappo, more low mids. I played all of the cabs through a demeter-stewart rig and a Glockenklang Soul Top. The Glock head was an impressive unit, but I found that the Glock cabs didn't seem to give near the low end that the Bergantino, Epifani or Acme gave.

On another note, that thread on Talkbass seems to be stirring up a fair amount of crap.
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[quote="fullrangebass":308uljbi]Once this topic is "show yer Dingwall" here it comes[/quote:308uljbi]

That's a gorgeous bass.
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wow- That is a gorgeous Z bass. love that maple fingeboard.Very classy

Geoff- to each there own they say. I was unduly impressed w/ the cab, infact compared to most of the other stuff I've played thru it presented better. Now your dead on the tri-12. its was fantastic for its size and very full range. I was just giving my opinion. Thats all.

Now back to Dingwall stuff
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[quote="FrankM":nucvlyhk]

Geoff- to each there own they say.[/quote:nucvlyhk]

Of course, Frank.

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Dang, that's one sick bass. Stunning. Now that's [i:5xzbvtmd]really[/i:5xzbvtmd] showing your Dingwall. Is that a dark laminate on the headstock, or binding? Did you find this bass hanging in the store, or is it a special order?

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Thank you all for your nice comments, but all good words are for Sheldon.
HAd not he come up with the Dingwall basses concept we would not have the pleasure to listen to a true, balanced, huge and IN-TUNE bass-guitar sound, in a very comfortable instrument.

This bass is a custom order and Sheldon really did make a dream come true (worth every penny and every minute of waiting). Soundwise and looks is way above any other bass i've played and/or i've owned (no disregard to other basses and bass luthiers; on the other hand i DO own several very very high end basses so i think i am a touch more objective).

What you observed in the headstock is a laminate. And the whole bass looks like it's been dipped in glass. I'll try to get some more pics from different angles (I have some great shots but the attachments are limited on size!!!)

For those about to be Dingwall-struck, we salute you!!! :wink:
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[quote:36l3ct3w] Soundwise and looks is way above any other bass i've played and/or i've owned (no disregard to other basses and bass luthiers[/quote:36l3ct3w]

That probably holds true for most of us in this forum.


[quote:36l3ct3w] on the other hand i DO own several very very high end basses so i think i am a touch more objective)[/quote:36l3ct3w]

I assume that holds true for at least a few of us in this forum. I'm not sure, however, if membership in the high-end club is prerequisite for being able to fully appreciate the functionality and beauty of a Dingwall. I've had a couple of Alembics that I wished I hadn't. The action and feel on my '63 Danelectro Longhorn, my first "real' bass, is way better than either of them. A bad feel is a bad feel no matter how much it sets you back. I think the Washburn player can approach, and appreciate, a Dingwall from the same perspective as the Warrior player.

[quote:36l3ct3w]For those about to be Dingwall-struck, we salute you!!![/quote:36l3ct3w]

Fire!


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[quote="guitarded":134qukl4][quote:134qukl4] Soundwise and looks is way above any other bass i've played and/or i've owned (no disregard to other basses and bass luthiers[/quote:134qukl4]

That probably holds true for most of us in this forum.


[quote:134qukl4] on the other hand i DO own several very very high end basses so i think i am a touch more objective)[/quote:134qukl4]

I assume that holds true for at least a few of us in this forum. I'm not sure, however, if membership in the high-end club is prerequisite for being able to fully appreciate the functionality and beauty of a Dingwall. I've had a couple of Alembics that I wished I hadn't. The action and feel on my '63 Danelectro Longhorn, my first "real' bass, is way better than either of them. A bad feel is a bad feel no matter how much it sets you back. I think the Washburn player can approach, and appreciate, a Dingwall from the same perspective as the Warrior player.

[quote:134qukl4]For those about to be Dingwall-struck, we salute you!!![/quote:134qukl4]

Fire!


Mark[/quote:134qukl4]


I'm not sure shouting fire is a good thing...especially with the history of the Dingwall shop. People might get a bit jumpy.

I do agree about what you say with both high end gear heads and reg'lar production line players...either way people can appreciate a good bass. Interestingly, I've seen a bunch of hoo-haa when it comes to quality control for Warrior basses and also Roscoe basses, yet none of the same smack when it comes to Dingwalls. It tells me that the basses are built to the level of expectations of those who front the scratch.


BTW, that is a nice Z!

I'm glad that we're getting more eyecandy for the curious...I'm always a bit surprised at how often the Dingwall name is left of the short list of high end builders given the quality of the basses in both build and sound. They match or exceed the 'competition' yet remain a fairly un-heralded phenomena. I'm sure that Dingwall (the company) isn't aiming at vast expansion, but it would be nice to see a bit more of a public profile.
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