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Let me see if I can understand the Dingwall line as far as rough pricing goes (I realize that with custom items, the lines can overlap somewhat):

Combustion
ABZ
Afterburner 1
Z1
Super J
Afterburner 2
Z2
Z3
Prima

How close am I?
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Prima > Z3 > Z1/Z2 > Super J > ABII > ABI > ABZ > Combustion

I think.
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[quote="Uncle Balsamic":37gi84ff]Prima > Z3 > Z1/Z2 > Super J > ABII > ABI > ABZ > Combustion

I think.[/quote:37gi84ff]

That's the way I see it as well.
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":21z4q744][quote="Uncle Balsamic":21z4q744]Prima > Z3 > Z1/Z2 > Super J > ABII > ABI > ABZ > Combustion

I think.[/quote:21z4q744]

That's the way I see it as well.[/quote:21z4q744]

Me too.
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[quote="Uncle Balsamic":15is0hti]Prima > Z3 > Z1/Z2 > Super J > ABII > ABI > ABZ > Combustion

I think.[/quote:15is0hti]

This.


Althoug, I've seen a few SJ5's that were more expensive than some Z1 and Z2's.
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It depends of how you spec it out, but yes, my Z was more than an ABII, by about 2x. Once you get past the AB series I think you can be in the same ballpark on the SJ and Z's. From there the Primas are the best of the best...
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SJs < Zs. How about SJ5s? Aren't they significantly more expensive than SJs? What about SJ5 Custom Exotic and that other SJ5 upgrade (if there is one, I think there is?) compared to the Z series?
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I don't know if the SJ5s are as customizable as the Z series basses, although there are some exotic top versions around. I think those were pre-ordered as limited run lines by specific retailers.

My SJ5 was a bit more expensive (10%) than the previous SJ4 my retailer had. This could have also been due in part by general price increases as well as a slight up-charge for the extra string; I don't know.
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I'm probably mistaken, but think i remember the "standard" sj's beeing cheaper than the abII they had in the store i first tried one..?
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There are too many variations of specs with the ABIIs and SJs - so they can go any order really.
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[quote="Phoncible":2kd00ch0]I'm probably mistaken, but think i remember the "standard" sj's beeing cheaper than the abII they had in the store i first tried one..?[/quote:2kd00ch0]

I played a standard SJ4 that cost ~3500CDN. I figure that's more than an AB, isn't it?
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":8ae13jj5][quote="Phoncible":8ae13jj5]I'm probably mistaken, but think i remember the "standard" sj's beeing cheaper than the abII they had in the store i first tried one..?[/quote:8ae13jj5]

I played a standard SJ4 that cost ~3500CDN. I figure that's more than an AB, isn't it?[/quote:8ae13jj5]
From purely a price/value standpoint it's a pretty straightforward hierarchy but the SJ's really bring a different skill set. It would hard to say that a SJ is better or not as good as a Z or AB model simply based on price, IMO anyway.
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[quote="lowphatbass":3kdzk309][quote="TheGrandEnigma":3kdzk309][quote="Phoncible":3kdzk309]I'm probably mistaken, but think i remember the "standard" sj's beeing cheaper than the abII they had in the store i first tried one..?[/quote:3kdzk309]

I played a standard SJ4 that cost ~3500CDN. I figure that's more than an AB, isn't it?[/quote:3kdzk309]
From purely a price/value standpoint it's a pretty straightforward hierarchy but the SJ's really bring a different skill set. It would hard to say that a SJ is better or not as good as a Z or AB model simply based on price, IMO anyway.[/quote:3kdzk309]

I agree...it's not a straight line of succession on Dingwalls anymore. The SJ series are very different from the 'bread and butter' 34/37 Dingwall basses. And the reality is that Sheldon CAN build 'em anyway he wants!
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Thanks to all for the input. I can definitely understand the SuperJ being in its own category.
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