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Voodoo #1

  Monday, 27 July 2009
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Voodoo serial #001 had an accident last winter that required designing and building a pickguard to reinforce and cover the damaged area. It turned out pretty nicely. I found it interesting to revisit this bass. THe body is a 6 piece laminate of Paulownia and maple. The bar markers were version 2 of our design. They were round bottomed and cast out of white resin. The slots were routed out the side of the fingerboard exposing the marker and doubling as a side position marker.
12 years ago
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#13471
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How weird. Parallel pickups. Who does that? What year was that beauty made, Sheldon?
12 years ago
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Sheldon when was your light bulb moment when you started fanning the pu's too?
12 years ago
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Wow, that's amazingly cool...that its around and that you've had it back in your hands. I'm glad that you moved away from the decal on the body of the bass, but really, its very similar in a lot of ways to the rest of the voodoos and even pretty close to some of the modern basses. To put things into perspective, when was this bass built in relation to the old Yamaha that you modded to create that body style originally?
12 years ago
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Also, do you have a picture of the body repairs and/or a before repairs picture? I love to see that kind of stuff.
12 years ago
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This one is from 1993. The parallel pickups line up harmonically with what would be a 5-string P/P. Or at least really close. I've always been more of a P-guy. We started angling the pickups in 1994. It had always been considered, but rejected due to me wanting to have a pickup end (thumb rest) parallel to the strings. After prodding from customers and a criticizm in a German magazine review, I decided I was swimming against the current on this one so re-tooled and haven't looked back.
12 years ago
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:shock: That bass is HOT! I love the red with the new pg, and I think the decal kinda adds a nice little touch. So why don't you make the Voodoo anymore? Z replaced it? Prima replaced it? How would something like this sound compared to more recent exploits?
12 years ago
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":e97v2c9x]So why don't you make the Voodoo anymore? [/quote:e97v2c9x] He still does. Here's the last one I know of, from mid-2008, the Rastaburst. Just for fun, here's my blue Voodoo6. The Voodoo-shape was eventually made in 2 models, the Zebra, with an ash body, and the Prima. When the Voodoo body shape was changed, the new shape was simply called the Z. The Prima then became it's own line. The old body shape seems to have fallen out of favor, but I still love it, and it seems Sheldon will still build it by request. Mark
12 years ago
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I think the rastaburst Voodoo shape was by special request.
12 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":3837qcix]Voodoo serial #001 had an accident last winter that required designing and building a pickguard to reinforce and cover the damaged area.[/quote:3837qcix] Horrors! I'd be sick if anything happened to my Dingwalls. Nice work, Sheldon. I hope I never need your repair skills in such a major way, knock on ash. :o And why the heck isn't the owner of Voodoo #1 on the forum? :? Mark
12 years ago
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What a sweet bass, and sweet piece history. There must have been a lot of force involved to inflict such major trauma. It looks pretty sweet with a pick guard! I suppose you don't get to perform much repair work any more, Sheldon. Do you miss the process?
12 years ago
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Wow! :shock: I love the design! Really. Reminds me of a Kubicki Factor and a MM Cutlass, I'm not sure why. But its great.
12 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":2ev9fk9l]I think the rastaburst Voodoo shape was by special request.[/quote:2ev9fk9l] It was by special request... ...but you may notice some difference if you look closely, mine is actually a new interpretation of the Voodoo...
12 years ago
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[quote="BurningSkies":3n8q6907][quote="Smallmouth_Bass":3n8q6907]I think the rastaburst Voodoo shape was by special request.[/quote:3n8q6907] It was by special request... ...but you may notice some difference if you look closely, mine is actually a new interpretation of the Voodoo...[/quote:3n8q6907] Do you mean how the neck pup is less angled? I'd assume to give it more of a P placement... What else is different? It's hard to finely compare between the two pics there since one is a 6.
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I believe that the pickup angle difference is based upon the changes between the five and six string versions of the instrument... ...if you check the 'cello' portion of the basses, you see that mine has a sculpted arm contour and the original Voodoo's don't. This is something that Sheldon added to mine while the originals didn't have it. Its comfy too...especially given the fact that the body on the bass is thinner than most basses...twice as nice!
12 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":1htsfnpv][quote="TheGrandEnigma":1htsfnpv]So why don't you make the Voodoo anymore? [/quote:1htsfnpv] He still does. Here's the last one I know of, from mid-2008, the Rastaburst. Just for fun, here's my blue Voodoo6. The Voodoo-shape was eventually made in 2 models, the Zebra, with an ash body, and the Prima. When the Voodoo body shape was changed, the new shape was simply called the Z. The Prima then became it's own line. The old body shape seems to have fallen out of favor, but I still love it, and it seems Sheldon will still build it by request. Mark[/quote:1htsfnpv] I thought that the rastaburst was just a Z1 with a voodoo-type body on it. Arn't the Voodoo and Zebra different instruments or are they similar enough to be considered the same?
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":ft20dufx][quote="guitarded":ft20dufx][quote="TheGrandEnigma":ft20dufx]So why don't you make the Voodoo anymore? [/quote:ft20dufx] He still does. Here's the last one I know of, from mid-2008, the Rastaburst. Just for fun, here's my blue Voodoo6. The Voodoo-shape was eventually made in 2 models, the Zebra, with an ash body, and the Prima. When the Voodoo body shape was changed, the new shape was simply called the Z. The Prima then became it's own line. The old body shape seems to have fallen out of favor, but I still love it, and it seems Sheldon will still build it by request. Mark[/quote:ft20dufx] I thought that the rastaburst was just a Z1 with a voodoo-type body on it. Arn't the Voodoo and Zebra different instruments or are they similar enough to be considered the same?[/quote:ft20dufx] The Voodoo was available as a Zebra or a Prima. I don't think the current Zs differ at all from the Voodoo, except for the body shape. Mark
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[quote="guitarded":36voxfuu][quote="TheGrandEnigma":36voxfuu][quote="guitarded":36voxfuu][quote="TheGrandEnigma":36voxfuu]So why don't you make the Voodoo anymore? [/quote:36voxfuu] He still does. Here's the last one I know of, from mid-2008, the Rastaburst. Just for fun, here's my blue Voodoo6. The Voodoo-shape was eventually made in 2 models, the Zebra, with an ash body, and the Prima. When the Voodoo body shape was changed, the new shape was simply called the Z. The Prima then became it's own line. The old body shape seems to have fallen out of favor, but I still love it, and it seems Sheldon will still build it by request. Mark[/quote:36voxfuu] I thought that the rastaburst was just a Z1 with a voodoo-type body on it. Arn't the Voodoo and Zebra different instruments or are they similar enough to be considered the same?[/quote:36voxfuu] The Voodoo was available as a Zebra or a Prima. I don't think the current Zs differ at all from the Voodoo, except for the body shape. Mark[/quote:36voxfuu] I agree. Unless you factor in any of the other changes that have gone on over the years with component and build spec, and that happens across the Dingwall model lines.
12 years ago
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Here's an old picture of the new body style, but it's called a Voodoo in the tag, so... Maybe Sheldon will clear up the confusion on the name. Could be that he had trouble forgetting the Voodoo designation. Mark
12 years ago
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The original bass was called the Voodoo. In 1994 the Prima was introduced. Voodoo was kept as the main brand, with Prima and Zebra the model sub-brands. When we introduced the Z2 in 1999, we smoothed the hip on it, but left it on the Zebra. This was needlessly confusing so eventually, once we confirmed that the smoother shape was going over well enough, we smoothed the Zebra body and shortened the name to Z1. We still call the Prima and Z-series Voodoo's in house because they are so different construction wise from the other basses in our line.
12 years ago
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Cool. I think I got it now, thanks Sheldon. :)
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