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Does anybody have a photo of a 3-tone burst Super J with matching headstock? The interactive gallery is great but it doesn't do justice to photos of real Dingwall basses. (And most photos don't do justice to a Dingwall bass in the flesh.)

In a fit of impulse buying at a recent sale I bought what I call a Super Geddy - a black Super J with J-J pickups, pearl-white pick guard and maple fret board.

It was a great bass with absolutely no problems whatsoever. But I returned it because I decided it was time to get exactly what I wanted.

The problem is I don't know what I want. I'm sure I want a P pickup and a dark fretboard if the bass is natural or a dark colour.

I can't decide on the colour, though, which is why I'd like to see a three-tone headstock.
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We haven't done a matching 3-tone headstock yet. Yours will be the first :wink:
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After much waffling back & forth, I finally decided what kind of a Super J I want.

Called Quest Musique in Winnipeg and it turns out they just ordered the very bass I want. Sheldon, you sly dog you. :wink:

I can't help myself. I like the classics
Soon I'll have a 3-Tone burst Super J with tort guard, P-pickup, morado fretboard and matching 3-tone headstock.

WooHoo!

Thanks Sheldon.

By the way, I hope the neck is the same shape as that Super Geddy. I think it was little wider and thinner at the nut than the first Super J I tried a few months ago.

Also by the way, the Super Geddy has already been sold. Congratulations to whoever bought it.
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Anymore news on this, Sheldon?
Have you tried the 3-tone headstock yet?
Any pics?
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[quote="Dingbat":1l9ymd34]Anymore news on this, Sheldon?
Have you tried the 3-tone headstock yet?
Any pics?[/quote:1l9ymd34]

By the end of the week.
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[quote="Dingbat":2bgcszl3]I can't help myself. I like the classics
Soon I'll have a 3-Tone burst Super J with tort guard, P-pickup, morado fretboard and matching 3-tone headstock.

WooHoo![/quote:2bgcszl3]


I shouldn't be, but I'm a bit jealous. That's a great finish, one of my favorites. Can't wait to see pix of the real thing. Congrats, Dingbat.


Mark
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[quote="guitarded":1cb2xdfp]
I shouldn't be, but I'm a bit jealous. That's a great finish, one of my favorites. Can't wait to see pix of the real thing. Congrats, Dingbat.


Mark[/quote:1cb2xdfp]

Well if it makes you feel better, Mark, I had a hard time choosing. It was the 3-tone burst or an exact copy of your bronze beauty. Like I said when you got it, it's perfect. I would not change any of the options on it.

I chose the 3-tone because although the bronze is absolutely gorgeous, it's too conspicuous for me. Also, I won't have to wait as long for the 3-tone because, according to the sales guy, it was already made when I ordered it. It just needed the headstock painted.

By the way Sheldon, I thought of another option. (I can hear him groaning) I know it's too late for my SJ but how about a vintage yellowish stain on the neck or just the headstock
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Paul-
Sheldon did this on my SuperJ, he used a yellowish tint, kinda sorta looks like what your talking, which makes the headstock appear aged.

[img:3agxsu6d]http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/files/fcm_super_j_front_599_314.jpg[/img:3agxsu6d]

[img:3agxsu6d]http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/files/superj_body_almost_finished-2_188.jpg[/img:3agxsu6d]
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Although the vintage look isn't my thing at all, this thread has me wondering when some tinkerer will do a relic job on a Super J......it reminds me of a great (IMO) band name an old friend once suggested while drinking around a bonfire....."New Ruins".
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[quote="FrankM":3dp17t60]Paul-
Sheldon did this on my SuperJ, he used a yellowish tint, kinda sorta looks like what your talking, which makes the headstock appear aged.
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Yes, that's what I had in mind. I hadn't noticed the tint in those pictures before. I don't think the thin modern finishes will ever age naturally to look like that, though.

If I could not get a matching headstock on the 3-tone, I would be just as happy with a tint like yours (with a morado board), maybe even happier - I guess I'll find out soon.

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[quote="lomo":2s5840ww]Although the vintage look isn't my thing at all, this thread has me wondering when some tinkerer will do a relic job on a Super J.[/quote:2s5840ww]

For a long time I have wanted a really good beat up old bass but I've never had the heart to abuse any of my basses. The slightest nick or scratch and I try to repair it.

I like to think that well worn instruments get that way because the owners are real musicians who care more about music than they do about how pretty their instrument looks. Obviously, I'm not in that league. :oops:

If I owned a real or a fake relic I would love it but at the same time I would feel like a phoney.

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Here we go. The brown truck's on it's way.

I love it when the finished item lives up to the imagined outcome.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":29lw8vh3]Here we go. The brown truck's on it's way.

I love it when the finished item lives up to the imagined outcome.[/quote:29lw8vh3]

I just wet my pants.

I didn't know what to expect. I was afraid it might look cheap or toy-like but, of course, it does not. The photos are beautiful and I know that the real thing will only look better.

Thank you Sheldon. I can't wait!

Paul
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That's the best color combination for an SJ. 8)
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Wow- how cool it that.....

beauuuuuty--full

Great job Sheldon (as always)
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:shock: OK, I'm officially jealous. I love my SJ, and I think it's the most beautiful bass guitar in the world, but this 3 tone burst SJ is very, very nice, guys. Oh, the GAS pain!

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The bass has arrived and I posted pictures in the "Show Yer Dingwall!" thread.

http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/vi ... =6356#6356
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