Tuesday, 21 August 2007
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Having played my AB1 almost exclusively since I got it several months ago, I decided to practice some slapping on a bass with wider spacing @ the bridge, since I've always found the 18mm a bit tight for my taste/ability in this regard. I picked up my Lakland Skyline 5501. It made me daydream of an SJ5. After a while I started playing some scales and the notes sounded warbly on the E and B strings. I thought it was my cabs (112/115).......then I plugged in the Afterburner. It was like adjusting the focus knob on my camera. Suddenly I could hear every note, from crispy attack to its' well defined end. The grin was back. Dingwall: depth defined:-)
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haha.... yes back to reality. i seem to find more depth in my ABII versus my SJ-4, so just wondering if you'll ever be as pleased with that aspect even when you get your brand new SJ-5? there's something very special about the AB series... hmmmm...
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[quote="BassGreaser":2mmyfo1p]just wondering if you'll ever be as pleased with that aspect even when you get your brand new SJ-5? there's something very special about the AB series... hmmmm...[/quote:2mmyfo1p] I don't expect the B string on the SJ5 to be anywhere near as pleasing as the 37", but the Jazz vibe, 19mm spacing and body shape will add some variety and spice to life!
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Hi lomo what you've just said is the only thing that keeps me from jumping on a Super J (or P/J). I am one ofthe very few individuals who shy away from the J vibe and feel (and I am 10000% sure that Sheldon has applied his magic in a perfect and realistic way before he even spoke a word). I LOVE the feel of the Prima and Z scale
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[quote="fullrangebass":3vvqcei1]Hi lomo what you've just said is the only thing that keeps me from jumping on a Super J (or P/J). I am one of the very few individuals who shy away from the J vibe and feel (and I am 10000% sure that Sheldon has applied his magic in a perfect and realistic way before he even spoke a word). I LOVE the feel of the Prima and Z scale[/quote:3vvqcei1] Nothing compares to a Z or Prima as far as feel goes, that's for sure. I don't play my beloved SJ a great deal because my ABI-5 is so versatile. The SJ looks more vintage and sounds more retro than the AB by design, of course. That said, you need to know that the feel is nothing like a Fender-type bass because of the tiny neck and ridiculously low action that is possible on these basses. It has a very unique feel for such a traditional looking bass guitar. Honestly, Fully, as bad as you have it for Dingwalls I figure you would own an SJ just to plunk around on :wink: Mark
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[quote="guitarded":14vaagsi] Fully, as bad as you have it for Dingwalls I figure you would own an SJ just to plunk around on :wink: Mark[/quote:14vaagsi] And in addition, Fullrange, you seem to have around a half dozen dozen other 5 strings with 34 and 35" B strings.......if you don't have a soft spot for a SJ5, then when is the fire sale of those other abused orphans? :-) .......how's THAT for peer pressure, LOL? :-) :-)
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It's about time that [i:1nntokt7]that[/i:1nntokt7] sale will begin very soon. :twisted: I am trying to work out some trades right now. 8) I will post my "herd" list on the relevant thread, specifying which ones I'm willing to let go (along with pics and prices), and which ones are to stay (the Dingwalls are to stay, unless exchanged with another Dingwall). Then I will invite my fellow Ding-aholics to give me their offers (cash or Dingwall related). Any Dingwall related trade offer will have top priority eg an Artist Prima for a Fodera Another thought would be to open up a museum of basses, and charge an admission fee; trying the basses and replying to questions about the sound, woods, ergonomics and playability of each bass (esp compared to others) will require a higher entrance fee or a VIP pass (that all Dingwall forum members will have). The money that I will gather from the museum, will fund my next Dingwall project (I can hear Sheldon shouting "Oh, No!!! Someone please stop him!!!" :lol: ). Shall I start accepting high priority offers to visit the "herd" in the "farm and field"? :P
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museum sounds too ... i don't know, drab? how about dingwall exhibition? regardless, sign me up :D
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The Dingwall exhibition will be the Emperor's Vault part of the museum. Only cases of severe Dingwall-itis will be admitted there. The only two free tickets (along with the VIP passes) will be given to Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Sales Lamb :wink: No free admissions after these two. I've signed you up for the tour at the discounted VIP-pass price :P
14 years ago
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excellent... i'll be the guy tripping over my tongue... :shock:
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[quote="BassGreaser":32q4ngw3]museum sounds too ... i don't know, drab? how about dingwall exhibition? regardless, sign me up :D[/quote:32q4ngw3] +1. I prefer "smorgasbord" or "amusement park"......but "brothel" or "petting zoo" might be most appropriate :-)
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[quote="lomo":ohfsl2ez][quote="BassGreaser":ohfsl2ez]museum sounds too ... i don't know, drab? how about dingwall exhibition? regardless, sign me up :D[/quote:ohfsl2ez] +1. I prefer "smorgasbord" or "amusement park"......but "brothel" or "petting zoo" might be most appropriate :-)[/quote:ohfsl2ez] That's more like it. I think I might splooge my pants when I try FRB's avatar Z1! :shock: :oops:
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