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but it's so much easier on a Dingwall.
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What a great bass. It hasn't been a year since I got it, and love it more each gig.
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Your SuperJ matches the guitar player's Strat! :D
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Still payin' 'em and gettin' paid too.

Reading charts and playing fanned frets :shock: .
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I find chords to be easier on fanned frets.
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I apologise for the bluriness. This is a simple root 5th octave up high and as you can see it's no problem noodling up high. I just align my fingers to match the fan on that part of the neck. But you guys already know that. It's the people on the fence that might find this usefull.

As you can see it's more ergonomic than a parallel fretted bass to play up high.

I think I might just have increased the DW wait time. :P
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I must say, Funk, that I'm happy for your ergonomic success up high. For my hands, however, 3 note chords above 12 are easier on a parallel fretted bass (although single notes are a breeze on a Dingwall).
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At a recent gig.
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Another one. Each bass usually gets a set.
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With two Dingwalls at the same time!
Okay, so one's a T-shirt... :roll: :D
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...and here is my Prima 5 in a small pub in Germany. I`m the only musician in our band who has to answer a lot of questions about his instrument after every gig....
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Here is the Dingwall and I rippin it up with my band Tripthelights

www.myspace.com/tripthelights
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Yesterday I went to a rehearsal for a regular gig that our band will hopefully get. Our regular drummer could not make it, so a friend subbed for him and he asked us to go to his studio. The latter one is the drummer of a Power Metal band (they have 3-4 CD's out) so we understand he is a heavy hitter with great double bass drum to augment his expression. I had my Prima with me (tuned haf a step flat for singer's sake) and I plugged into a GK head and cabs (2x10's and 15") that the drummer uses with his band. He commented on the looks as soon as I pulled the bass out of the gigbag. On the first break I asked him of his opinion of the bass. he replied "In my group, we play fast and complicated stuff and it's sounds muddy! With today's bass sound it feels as I'm taking a walk on a mountain top, being already there, and seeing for miles!!! All come clear and full, not harsh, annoying or deafening loud. What is the name of the bass? Can you please come to our rehearsal next week to check the bass with my band?" Need I say more?

Dingwalls make my day!!!
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I've been tidying up my computer. This picture's about two years old. The guitar player is the incredible Johnny Hiland from Nashville, and our guitar player is the brother of his personal manager. They swung through here on their way to New York. Johnny was going there to play with Les Paul. We set up a gig, called up the locals to come down and Johnny became our new lead guitarist for the night. You can barely see his hands they moved so fast at times. Johnny"s CD is called "Favored Nations", and really shows his diverse talents. Produced by Steve Vai, it features Danny Gatton's keyboard/sax player, the drummer from Mr. Big, and Billy Sheehan on bass. Also, there's a "Johnny Hiland" model PRS guitar now. Steve, our guitarist, got prototype #3 from Johnny and his brother.
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Here's another off the computer (I'm moving to Vista) which by today's standard is pretty funny, I guess.
Rathskeller in Greenville, NC. First year college-1964-65. Me with my "63 P-bass and "61 Showman. We rocked ! Also, a shot from my FIRST gig (I feel lucky to still have this pic after 40+ yrs). A Valentine dance at a high school in "64. Beatles just came out a month before so we did a couple of their tunes. The horn section bought shitty wigs for effect. Silvertone/Danelectro bass, Gibson amp.
Well, I'm still payin' dues.
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Hey, Rainman. Great pix. I've got some from my earliest days playing a Kapa bass through a Woodson amp, and I treasure them. The wigs are terrible, but I'm digging the Silvertone bass. I've been through five of those since '74. Just sold my last one to help fund my SJ. I can't think of a better reason to sell a guitar- to fund a Dingwall- I still miss it, though.

You've got me beat by ten years on the gigging. Based on the latest pix, you look like you're holding up nicely for a long-timer, but then, everybody looks better holding a Dingwall :wink:

Mark
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I think I like the vintage giggin' pics better than the vintage basses! Great shots.......I was only 2 at the time :-)
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I was minus 10!
Or as they say, a glimmer in my dad's eye. :lol:
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Hey SteelandBassPicker (Mike),

I just heard tonight from Craig Smith, with Doug Moreland, that he was going to play for Roger Creager in a couple of weeks. He also told me that you two met and you told him you were leaving Johnny Lee and going to start playing for Aaron Watson.

That's definitely a step up to a powerhouse stage band. I really hope you enjoy playing for him. He's really HOT right now! I've known him a while now and played in his band a few years ago. His band is High Energy Texas Music.

Post a few pics with him as soon as you get the chance and email me again. Sorry I couldn't get with you on your last trip to Abilene, maybe next time. See you soon.

TB
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