Saturday, 29 November 2008
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These are going to GuitarX in Denver. Gary has committed to a run of 12 Limited Edition Quilt top ABIIs. The 6 is a fretless. He managed to talk us into a Buckeye one as well. Gary can be a persuasive dude when he wants to :)
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[quote="RalphL":2zx9wd2d]I bought this completely on a whim. Why? I had been impressed with Gary as a shop proprietor and the vast majority of reviews of Dingwalls were excellent, so, I took a chance (yes, a potentially costly one, but ya only go around once, etc). I lucked out, I'd say!Russ[/quote:2zx9wd2d] You will be very pleasantly surprised. And get ready for DAS - I'll defer to fullrangebass for this phenomenon.
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No Kidding! Fullrangebass has quite an impressive collection. Beauty after beauty! I have a fair collection of quality basses myself, but this is my first fan fret. Will it ruin me for standard basses? Can one switch back and forth easily?
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[quote="RalphL":7m1wimz2]No Kidding! Fullrangebass has quite an impressive collection. Beauty after beauty! I have a fair collection of quality basses myself, but this is my first fan fret. Will it ruin me for standard basses? Can one switch back and forth easily?[/quote:7m1wimz2] Get ready to part with your parallel fretted basses. I haven't touched mine since I got my Dingwall.
13 years ago
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Wha? They're attached at my hip. What do you mean, "part with? Gaaaa, strange things happening my life....what have I done.....?
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Mine is the Buckeye burl :D . I am thrilled and can't wait to actually play it! This is my first Dingwall as well and it will be the first one I've actually ever played. My thanks to Sheldon and all the folks at Dingwall for creating such a beautiful instrument!!! Working with Gary at GuitarX has been a fantastic experience and I'd certainly recommend him as a dealer. My thanks also to all the folks on the forum who have helped me in this process!
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[quote="RalphL":1r7s43y1]Wha? They're attached at my hip. What do you mean, "part with? Gaaaa, strange things happening my life....what have I done.....?[/quote:1r7s43y1] Turns out a lot of us on this forum play strictly Dingwall's once we got hooked. There are, however, many Dingwall owners who go back and forth effortlessly. You'll just have to find out which persuasion you'll subscribe to. I've got a lot of money tied up in parallel fretted basses, many nice ones, but they get zero playing time now. Maybe sometime in the future, but I can't see it as I'm already planning my next Dingwall purchase. No worries!
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[quote="Evolver":1pyj5hiu]Mine is the Buckeye burl :D . I am thrilled and can't wait to actually play it! This is my first Dingwall as well and it will be the first one I've actually ever played. My thanks to Sheldon and all the folks at Dingwall for creating such a beautiful instrument!!! Working with Gary at GuitarX has been a fantastic experience and I'd certainly recommend him as a dealer. My thanks also to all the folks on the forum who have helped me in this process![/quote:1pyj5hiu] That buckeye is to die for! Did you request that, or was it suggested by Gary? Sheldon's response leads me to believe he was persuaded to do it, so I doubt he suggested it. Beautiful bass, you are going to love it! Congratulations!
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[quote="rollerberg2000":vhjzxxqq][quote="Evolver":vhjzxxqq]Mine is the Buckeye burl :D . I am thrilled and can't wait to actually play it! This is my first Dingwall as well and it will be the first one I've actually ever played. My thanks to Sheldon and all the folks at Dingwall for creating such a beautiful instrument!!! Working with Gary at GuitarX has been a fantastic experience and I'd certainly recommend him as a dealer. My thanks also to all the folks on the forum who have helped me in this process![/quote:vhjzxxqq] That buckeye is to die for! Did you request that, or was it suggested by Gary? Sheldon's response leads me to believe he was persuaded to do it, so I doubt he suggested it. Beautiful bass, you are going to love it! Congratulations![/quote:vhjzxxqq] Thanks Rollerberg! There was a lot that happened leading up to getting the buckeye and, I guess for me, it was kind of one thing led to another. It took me awhile to decide to actually order a Dingwall without knowing much about them other than what I had read. And then, the decision on a model and a dealer was not easy - but I got good advice here. I discussed with Gary getting one of the limited edition quilts - which are obviously awesome as well - but had always liked a pic of a buckeye Prima I'd seen posted here when I first joined and so told Gary about it. I don't know exactly how it worked from there, but I was really excited about a chance for a buckeye ABII. Now seeing the result (though only the photos so far...), wow... I don't know how to express it - but it's better than I could have imagined. I have [i:vhjzxxqq]never[/i:vhjzxxqq] had this much fun dreaming about an instrument (and I have a roomful of them!) and then seeing it come into reality. I'm also having an absolute blast watching jaws drop when I show family/friends/bandmates the photos and can only imagine the reactions one would get at a gig. I can't thank Sheldon, Dingwall Sales, the Dingwall shop and Gary at GuitarX enough (not to mention my wife who has been extremely supportive and helpful)! I can see how Dingwall's could become addictive!
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[quote="RalphL":18mjlw0g]The maple top is mine. I'm simply amazed! I bought this completely on a whim. Why? I had been impressed with Gary as a shop proprietor and the vast majority of reviews of Dingwalls were excellent, so, I took a chance (yes, a potentially costly one, but ya only go around once, etc). I lucked out, I'd say! One question: I have been told this bass comes with an Aguilar preamp but now I'm not so sure. Can anyone tell me with certainty? I cannot wait to play this baby, my Holiday present to myself. Many thanks to Mr. Sheldon Dingwall, Gary at GuitarX, and everyone at Dingwall! Russ[/quote:18mjlw0g] Russ: Congratulation! You have one beautiful bass!
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Thanks, Evolver! All 3 are killer IMHO. Your burl is jaw dropping! The quilt on the maple basses is as good as it gets! I have all sorts of woods on my basses, Modulus, Alembic, Acacia, Volbrecht, Stambaugh, Roscoe, among others, but the Dingwall is its own animal. The lines of these SE, especially with the "closed" F hole, are stunning on all 3 basses. It is like they are moving fast just standing still. Hard to describe. I'm kinda hoping I don't like playing the bass because if I do, I have so much selling to do before I can get more Dingwalls. Life is a series of critical difficulties. Rock on everybody! Russ
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I wanna Glock in my forthcoming Zee as well!! Any difference in price, Sheldon?
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[quote="RalphL":1hq0epwd]Thanks, Evolver! All 3 are killer IMHO. Your burl is jaw dropping! The quilt on the maple basses is as good as it gets! I have all sorts of woods on my basses, Modulus, Alembic, Acacia, Volbreht, Stambaugh, Roscoe, among others, but the Dingwall is its own animal. The lines of these SE, especially with the "closed" F hole, are stunning on all 3 basses. It is like they are moving fast just standing still. Hard to describe. I'm kinda hoping I don't like playing the bass because if I do, I have so much selling to do before I can get more Dingwalls. Life is a series of critical difficulties. Rock on everybody! Russ[/quote:1hq0epwd] Thanks Russ! Sounds like you have some nice bases to sell/trade so that's always a good thing! I'm thinking the opposite - I'm hoping I love this bass so I can focus on it and maybe a future Dingwall. I've spent too much time and money trying to find the "right" one and I hope the quest is over!
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My comment was tongue in cheek; I have a feeling I'll be playing this baby so much that I'll have to sell my others just to get more. Been designing a Prima already. I feel the DAS starting.... r
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This one's staying relatively local. Walnut burl top, flame maple contrast layer.
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Tempting me already, eh? :-D
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It looks like a truffle. I like truffles! :wink:
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I can only say that I cannot blame myself for wanting a Dingwall or two (maybe not so few :wink: :wink: :wink: )
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The burl walnut is top shelf. You guys that are fixing to receive the all walnut Dingwall's are going to have some of the best tonal offerings to come out of Sheldon's shop. The all walnut basses are my personal favorite. All walnut gives a very clear open even tone and adds to the overall firmness/taughtness of the bass IMHO. It's very cool that Sheldon's doing more all walnut basses and is not helping to relieve my DAS. 8)
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1miqpxci]This one's staying relatively local. Walnut burl top, flame maple contrast layer.[/quote:1miqpxci] That might be the best AB I've ever seen. Is the headstock signed? Also, the D on the headstock is not that clear.. You might have signed with a thick black pen, and made the D look like it's made of black granite.. But that would be too much :D
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I agree with this. I think I have the first all walnut ABII (Burl walnut top). I have a 4 string ABII with a bubinga neck and I have the walnut neck one, and I do prefer the walnut neck, its amazing. I am happy to see the walnut neck becoming so popular, even making it onto the SJs. It was nice to have a one of a kind for awhile, but I am glad others can share in the walnut. [quote="Funkshwey":18y0amen]The burl walnut is top shelf. You guys that are fixing to receive the all walnut Dingwall's are going to have some of the best tonal offerings to come out of Sheldon's shop. The all walnut basses are my personal favorite. All walnut gives a very clear open even tone and adds to the overall firmness/taughtness of the bass IMHO. It's very cool that Sheldon's doing more all walnut basses and is not helping to relieve my DAS. 8)[/quote:18y0amen]
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