Friday, 14 September 2007
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Since Sheldon wrote that 12 orders might make it happen, I'm willing to commit to a shortscale Dingwall, provided the goal is a travel bass with the shortest feasible overall length. This would also satisfy those who want the smaller instrument for other reasons. My other wish (but not critical) list: passive, 5er (I understand this may not be feasible), small hardcase option, headless??, as light as possible-maybe only 1 pup? I know Zon sells his travel bass only factory direct-this could be the same, to keep the price down.
14 years ago
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Having had my coffee and cleared my head, I realize this probably only makes sense for Sheldon if it's simply a shortscale neck attached to a bass body already in production-I vote for whatever would be shortest, lightest, cheapest and hopefully passive-the Dingwall Spark (mini AB, AB.5)
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Depending on overall size (fit in the overhead compartment on an small airplane) I would buy one. I would want a 5 string. Thanks, dsicjr
14 years ago
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Definite interest here!
14 years ago
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Good luck guys. ...I gotta say that the short scale idea isn't making me feel any kind of GAS. There are plenty of other short scale basses out there without a mini-travel-fanned-fret one.
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Unfortunately, me neither. I would love to have a petite dingwall travel bass, but IMO the extended scale length is one of the main things that make dingwalls what they are. The only shorter scales I miiiight be interested in would be either a much shorter scale headless one, but with thicker string gauges in order to not lose the tension, or a 19" one, tuned one octave below, and with a great octaver built in. Then it would also have a 3-way switch, with one position clean, one position octave-down only, and the middle position with both signals equally blended in. It's a crazy idea, but there could be a 1% chance it might work for some applications. It would be a REALLY small travel bass at least.
14 years ago
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Methinks 12 takers is unlikely and Sheldon can safely omit this from his to do list ;-)
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Hey, give this some time - you never know! I would suggest starting the same thread at talkbass, where more bassists can see it... maybe even some who tried a dingwall, loved it, but found the longer scale uncomfortable.
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If a "headless" Dingwall utilizing the 4 high strings of a 6 str is the goal, then I add my vote. That would allow for tenor bass tuning (A-C) or normal but with thicker strings
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