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but it's so much easier on a Dingwall.
[img:3rioon4n]http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/guitarded99/guitarded.jpg[/img:3rioon4n]
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[quote="fullrangebass":1v4xfo63]They both know the extend of my herd but they both thought of the same thing: Dingwall.

I felt really grateful for the great instrument that Sheldon and his team are providing us with.[/quote:1v4xfo63]


That's quite a complement for DDG, considering your collection. Do your Dingwalls make the other basses you own seem less special?

I sat in on a buddy's Alembic 5 string the other night and it felt like a 5 string Fender. It was exhausting, and it made me appreciate my Dingwalls even more :D


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The "Done-wells" (as a friend of mine calls them) are made in such a way as if Sheldon had my hands in front of him. His ability to communicate and his open ears and mind has made it very easy to translate my ideas into reality with the magic of the "Dingwall touch". The rest of my basses seem less versatile and less able to fit EVERY and ANY musical call. Each one of my other basses has an identity and fits within my needs up to a point. But the one bass that fits my hand and body without any need to adjust, produces a sound fullfilling and gratifying (both solo and with a group; active and passive), appealing to musicians and non-musicians alike and it's flawless in every aspect is the Dingwall. The fact that these basic requirements are met to the highest standard leaves room to allow different approaches (woods, pickups, laminations etc) to shine through. The quest is never ending but we are on the right path: the Dingwall path.

and another thing that i've realized: many people are complaining that longer scale basses are tiring, but it's not the same with DW basses. The width at the nut is a "minor" but very crucial design aspect that gets overlooked. I had to sell a gorgeous great sounding 35" Sei 6str because the width at the nut was wider that what i like and easily acommodate. The width of the DW nut is a comfortable one (if it were to be perpendicular to the strings). Imagine that with the Novax approach the same width gives us longer strings (so the stretch for our fingers is still the same!!!!!) :D . And i like the fact that the strings are nice and not very tight at the nut (but still close to one another) and they spread down to a comfortable string to string spacing at the brigde.
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[img:8kt9xo6w]http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g313/rickasc/Luckydevils.jpg[/img:8kt9xo6w]

[img:8kt9xo6w]http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g313/rickasc/Dingwally1.jpg[/img:8kt9xo6w]

Sportin that dingwall , and supporting Texas!!!! Give it up ! Enjoy the pics guys.
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Rockin the Dingwall-Awesome-
Supportin UT-Hookem Horns- they play #1 OSU this weekend. Lets hope Colt McCoy is as good as they claim him to be.
Glad you enjoy the AB bass
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Dingwall rulezzz...!
RIP dear grandma
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Doesn't get better.. :D
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The story goes like this:

The band arrives at 12 noon after 4hrs of driving. We start unpacking and setting up under a hot and humid summer sky (35C and 70-80% humidity). The sound engineer (God forbid if he ever was one) just left us a PA with no monitors for the band and just 2 active monitors for the band's projection to the audience and then left :shock: !!!. We brought the rest of the equipment (mics, cables, mic stands etc) and we set everything up by ourselves. Next to the house there was a church and there was a funeral so there was no chance for soundcheck. We left the equipment there, all set up and ready. Although i left the EA i800 and the Markbass 210 combo there, i took my padauk faced Prima with me (I always carry my DW with me, no matter what). We drove 20km to our hotel and by 8 we started driving back to the place where we'd perform. Half way there i realized i had forgotten my Prima at the hotel room!!! :oops: . Had to drive back and get it. I made it back on time.

It was a great night and we put on a great show. I have to admit that we were completely un-rehearsed!!!! The guitar player had just gotten back from Vienna only few hours before the gig, from a research project and had not touched his guitar in 2 months!!! The keyboard player had not seen the palylist till the moment we arrived there (and he pulled all the melodies on the spot there just listening to the female singer and myself singing) and he is in the middle of his finals for his post grad degree!!! The female singer she was absent from most the rehearsals (finishing her degree as well), and myself i had not played some of the songs we were asked on the spot to perform in 10 years!!! And last but not least, the drummer had not heard the songs cause his hi-fi broke the day before i gave him the cd with the playlist.

Lesson of the day: LEAD, FOLLOW or GET OUT OF THE WAY. Those who know lead, the rest need to follow with conviction.

Here is one pic of my Prima from my cellphone. More pics to follow tomorrow. The stupid pc does not reognize my Sony DV cam and i've recorded the gig on that.
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Yeah, I can pay off my Dingwall in $100.00 increments, one gig at a time! :lol: Here's my rig in all it's expensive glory [1], the whole band rockin out [2], and me starin at some chicks dirty dancing :shock: [3]. There are definite advantages to being in the band!!!!!
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Here are some shots of John Reid. Fellow Texan's should be pretty familiar with him :)
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My brother took these a while back... This is me with the boss-man Johnny Lee.

P.S. - That's the old road rig, the SWR Super Redhead with a Goliath III Junior 2x10 extension cab.
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Hey Mike,

Long time no see! Those are some cool pix. Where were they taken?

Monty
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Here are a couple more shots of my Dingwalls and I.
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About the t-shirt: it was a 4:20 show (April 20th) and I'm not a pot smoker.
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I am very happy that so many Ding-aholics are still payin' dues.
Last night I was watching the DVD from our last gig with a bunch of friends. They are aware of the sonic capabilities of the Dingwall basses, but they were surprised to hear so many styles covered with just one bass!!! Even a Fender-fanatic mucisian and producer had to change his motto from "if it's not a Fender, it doesn't play" to "there is an exeption to the rule for the Dingwall" and "trully breathtaking all the way from the highs down to sub-sonic below-E areas"

Thanks Sheldon

PS the pc does not reveive the signal from the cam stating there is an INF missing. I promise more pics very soon
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Hey everyone,

I saw this thread so I thought that I would post a couple pics of my AB 1 in action.
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Here's me at the big show...
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Hey, way to go Mike!

Now, you know you've hit the big time when you play the OPRY. I played it many years ago and It's something you'll never forget.

Did you get to meet any of your idols and who all did you meet. I know what a thrill It was like for me, so I know exactly how you felt. Nothing else like it.

Congrats man!!!
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Oh yeah,

Did anybody recognize the Dingwall and what were the comments and looks you got from other artists/musicians!

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Here's me and Ricky Skaggs. I turned a corner and almost hit him in the forehead with my headstock. I also talked to Trace Adkins' bass player for a while, since he was the host of our section. He plays a 5 string Fender Jazz, so I'm thinking he might want to check out the new Super J 5s.
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Bassman76- you mind posting a few photos of your lead singer, and move the Dingwall outta the way? 8)

You know this forum is ungoddly male?

Besides one lady player on thedudepit I've not met another female Dingwall player...any idea why that is :?:


Mike- Thats great- gotta love that smile- as wide as the road to El Paseo. Congrats on playin the Opry
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