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For some reason I just have it in my head that I want to get a walnut necked Dingwall. The ones I have now are either maple or bubinga. I know maple tends to be a little brighter, but anyone have any idea how bubinga and walnut compare?
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Nobody? Not too many walnut necks out there?
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I had a bubinga neck on my AB-II and a walnut neck on my Z3. The two basses were so different, it's hard to compare. I suspect bubinga is darker in tone (heavier, more dense wood?)
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[quote="NaH":27owm2ik]Nobody? Not too many walnut necks out there?[/quote:27owm2ik]
Try the wenge if you haven't already. Sheldon's wenge necks RULE!!!!

So satin smooth and chocolaty goodness!! And yet, a nice durable finish as well. Love mine!!
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Will have to consider that.
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Hello. I have a beautiful Super J5 Exotic. It has a Walnut neck. I have I had the bass for a few years. I have loved it right from the start. Walnut is my favorite wood. It to me is the ultimate woody organic tone I look for in basses. It is a fretted bass, but I have flats on it. It is awesome.
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[quote="Steven":130blt8u]Hello. I have a beautiful Super J5 Exotic. It has a Walnut neck. I have I had the bass for a few years. I have loved it right from the start. Walnut is my favorite wood. It to me is the ultimate woody organic tone I look for in basses. It is a fretted bass, but I have flats on it. It is awesome.[/quote:130blt8u]
Post pics!!!!
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Hi. I can not upload any images from my phone. They are all too big. I do have them uploaded to the Facebook. There is a group called: Dingwall Bass VIP ROOM. Uploaded May 15th is an image of my very early production Prima 5, and May 19th is an image of my Super J5 Custom Exotic. I also have 2 more basses coming hopefully by the end of the year.

Also, If you are bored and want to check out my band, do so here. The only bass I used on this recording is my Super J, with flat wounds into a Trace Elliot rig.


http://suckerpunchphyllis.bandcamp.com/releases

I may try again later to get better pictures and get them here.
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NaH, you are making me hungry,

Good to know, I ordered my Z3 with a wenge neck
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I had a walnut / wenge neck on my ABII and sold it here in 2012, fact is, and this is a completely personal opinion, based on my own preferences, as far as neck materials are concerned I have always preferred whole maple necks and to me nothing come close, for over a year since getting the ABII I tried and tried to bond with the walnut neck but it never grew on me, something about a certain dark dull response from the neck, was begging me to try an alternative option. Notwithstanding the fact that the body of an ABII is also walnut with different top options, in my case the top is redwood but nowadays it is offered in a wide variety of tops from maple to redwood, and any other fancy tops that they can get their hands on, but funny enough I find walnut as a body wood to be great, I actually like the way the body sounds in this combination but in contrast, not as a neck, go figure?

I was lucky enough to convince the "firm" to build me a one off, single piece, [b:2f5wx3i6]not laminated[/b:2f5wx3i6] (which is another of my pet hates), roasted maple neck, and I am forever grateful that Sheldon agreed, because fitting this maple neck to that ABII to me, was exactly what this bass needed to be awaken, i swapped the neck using exactly the same strings just so that I could tell if any difference in response, resonance and harmonic was not due to the zing of fresh strings but the true wood difference and I was knocked back by the difference. It was like playing a stradivarius, this new neck is "alive!" if you knock it with the back of your hand it almost resonates like a marimba, faultless in every note, no dead spots top to bottom and a voice that perfectly matches the semi hollow body. Immediately I was playing a totally new bass ever since that neck has been on, it has been a total refreshing change and one that never made me look back. My ABII now has joined the rank of permanent keeper in my collection, it has all that I was looking for and more.

Here are some before and after shots

[url=http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/Dingwall%20ABII/a4a0262a.jpg.html:2f5wx3i6][img:2f5wx3i6]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/Dingwall%20ABII/a4a0262a.jpg[/img:2f5wx3i6][/url:2f5wx3i6]

[url=http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/Dingwall%20ABII/41373bcc.jpg.html:2f5wx3i6][img:2f5wx3i6]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/Dingwall%20ABII/41373bcc.jpg[/img:2f5wx3i6][/url:2f5wx3i6]

[url=http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/Dingwall%20ABII/1d58cc4a.jpg.html:2f5wx3i6][img:2f5wx3i6]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/Dingwall%20ABII/1d58cc4a.jpg[/img:2f5wx3i6][/url:2f5wx3i6]
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Another testimony on how wonderful it is to work with Sheldon. He is very accommodating and more interested in matching the bass to the player when he can. I have purchased six basses from Sheldon and I'm wondering what the 7th will be. Any ideas Sheldon? LOL!
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