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":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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[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="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="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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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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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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[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.
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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":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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Thanks for the info, John. I prefer the Glock. This only makes the deal sweeter! I've used almost every preamp available. This is one of the absolute best! I simply cannot believe how this has all worked out. I am thrilled! Thank you one and all!! :-D Russ aka RalphL
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Congrats, RalphL and welcome to the Dingwall forum/family. Your's almost certainly has the Glock as there is no on/off toggle switch on your bass. The Glock's have a push/pull pre/vol switch, down/on, up/off, whereas the Aggies have traditionally had the toggle. Enjoy and keep us posted.
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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
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I think all Dingwalls will come with glocks, except for Combustions I guess. If you're happy with the aguilar, I'd leave it alone - it's a great preamp as well, and many might prefer it.
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Sheldon does this mean my new Z3 will come with a Glockenklang pre-amp? And for that matter Prima's as well or is it just AB's? Is there any reason to and is there a retrofit available for 3.4L's?
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Awesome news on the glockenklang, I've been planning to put one in my prima anyway for quite a while now (and I will once my fd-3-4ls arrive in a few weeks). I haven't tried it, but if I can judge by the preamp section of my heart rock head, it will be fantastic and very musical.
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[quote="Brim":21t8gsnw][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":21t8gsnw]We've started using Glockenklang pre-amps. The active/passive switch is on the volume.[/quote:21t8gsnw] Interesting. Why the switch from Aguilar Sheldon? (You've made my ABII more obsolete now!! :))[/quote:21t8gsnw] It's not obsolete
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[quote="Brim":34dclp3b][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":34dclp3b]We've started using Glockenklang pre-amps. The active/passive switch is on the volume.[/quote:34dclp3b] Interesting. Why the switch from Aguilar Sheldon? (You've made my ABII more obsolete now!! :))[/quote:34dclp3b] The Aguilar and Bartolini pre-amps that we've used in the past are all great pre-amps. We switched to Glockenklang for a number of minor reasons. Glocks are slightly quieter in really noisy situations, they come with all the components so we don't have to source the volume pot and switches separately (this may seem minor, but we don't have a dedicated purchaser so the fewer purchasing headaches the better), they have less range on the controls so there's less opportunity to "over-eq".
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I have found no use of the active settings as of lately :oops: . The passive settings along with the number of Dingwalls I own allow me to cater ANY tone I can think of Still I'd love to try the Glock preamp. PM your way
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1rxgz2kv]We've started using Glockenklang pre-amps. The active/passive switch is on the volume.[/quote:1rxgz2kv] Interesting. Why the switch from Aguilar Sheldon? (You've made my ABII more obsolete now!! :))
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