Friday, 10 October 2008
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Hi Sheldon, I'm wondering if you could elaborate on what the warranty is for your basses. I'm in the market to buy a Dingwall and I could not find this information on your website. If you could send me a link or elaborate here on what the warranty is, that would be very helpful. Thank you.
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Hi Rich, Limited Lifetime on materials and workmanship on all the Canadian made basses. We're still working on the details of the Combustion.
13 years ago
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May I add that the post-sales customer care (very important) is the best that is out there. I own a Dingwall or two, so I know a thing or two :wink:
13 years ago
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Hi Rich, Sheldon and his crew are the best customer service department out there, bar none. I purchased my Dingwall second hand, but Sheldon and Dingwall Sales have treated all my inquiries and parts orders like I bought it directly from them. Buy a Dingwall with confidence, you'll never regret it!
13 years ago
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Thanks Sheldon and others. That is great to hear. I just put some money down on a new dingwall. Can't wait to get it!
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[quote="RichC123":3o13t0g6]Thanks Sheldon and others. That is great to hear. I just put some money down on a new dingwall. Can't wait to get it![/quote:3o13t0g6] Shouldn't you tell us about it? :wink:
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[quote="BurningSkies":1tvmqolm][quote="RichC123":1tvmqolm]Thanks Sheldon and others. That is great to hear. I just put some money down on a new dingwall. Can't wait to get it![/quote:1tvmqolm] Shouldn't you tell us about it? :wink:[/quote:1tvmqolm] Sure. I bought it from www.guitarx.com. They have a run of 12 Limited Edition Afterburner II's with a quilted maple top and your choice of color and 4,5 or 6 string. I got #4. It has yet to be made, but it should be amazingly sweet once I get it. Can't wait!!!!
13 years ago
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Nice! So...what color? Any other options?
13 years ago
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5-String with a trans dark green burst on a quilted maple top. Walnut body with the scroll holes. It will also have a D-Tuner. Has all of the other features that come with an Afterburner II. Once I get it (which won't be for a long time) I'll post some pictures.
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[quote="RichC123":9op493zn][quote="BurningSkies":9op493zn][quote="RichC123":9op493zn]Thanks Sheldon and others. That is great to hear. I just put some money down on a new dingwall. Can't wait to get it![/quote:9op493zn] Shouldn't you tell us about it? :wink:[/quote:9op493zn] Sure. I bought it from www.guitarx.com. They have a run of 12 Limited Edition Afterburner II's with a quilted maple top and your choice of color and 4,5 or 6 string. I got #4. It has yet to be made, but it should be amazingly sweet once I get it. Can't wait!!!![/quote:9op493zn] You just hit a double bonus then! Gary at Guitar X is one of the nicest guys in the business! He's been incredibly fair in my dealings with him, and will go the extra mile to answer any questions (no matter how inane in my case). I was going to pull the trigger on one of his limited edition ABII's, but I'm still waffling about swinging for the fence and ordering a Z :D
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Yeah, I talked with Gary on the phone. He sounded like a really cool guy. He has answered all of my questions and seems to be just as excited as I am about getting this guitar. That's great! I wish I could cryogenically freeze myself and wake up on the day the guitar arrives. hehe.
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You're not alone! My advice is to stay on the forum, this is a support group for people just like you waiting on their Dingwall "fix". +1000 on Gary being a cool dude, he will help you get into your new gear anyway he can. Gary, are you ready for your new motto yet? "Getting Great Gear to Great People" or something like that. Whatever my next Dingwall is going to be, one of the LTD ed. ABII's or a mind boggling Z, I will go through Gary at guitar X!
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Yeah, totally waiting for the "fix". I only have one reservation about it. I have never actually played on a Dingwall before. (No dealers around here). But, I have read hundreds of reviews and talked to many people about this. In your opinion, what was better about the Dingwall when you switched to it over the previous straight fret basses you owned? and was changing over to a fanned-fret bass an issue or was it conducive to your style of playing?
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[quote="RichC123":i514p1k6]Yeah, totally waiting for the "fix". I only have one reservation about it. I have never actually played on a Dingwall before. (No dealers around here). But, I have read hundreds of reviews and talked to many people about this. In your opinion, what was better about the Dingwall when you switched to it over the previous straight fret basses you owned? and was changing over to a fanned-fret bass an issue or was it conducive to your style of playing?[/quote:i514p1k6] There are definitely issues involved with switching to a Dingwall bass, not the least of which is the fact that you are going to want another one a few days after you receive the first. Everybody does. Be prepared to start selling off your ordinary basses. Other issues: Chords above the 12th fret can be weird due to the fanning, but it's not a problem if you practice it enough. Also, a Dingwall is not naturally ballsy in the mid-range. It will not sound like a Pbass without some major tweaking. The output seems to be less than my Fender-style basses. Expect a very clean "hi-fi" sound. There are others here that can speak with more authority about this aspect of Dingwall basses vs others. I love my Dingwalls. I had never played one before, either. I got one mainly because it looked so badass and different. The above isn't a criticism of them, that's how they are designed- perfectly. Sheldon has evolved his pickups to suit those of us who wanted more mid attack from our Dingwalls, and there are other pickups out there to retrofit, if you wish. I'm thinking about Villexes for my ABI. You are gonna love your Dingwall, I guarantee. Be sure to post pix when you can. Mark
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[quote="RichC123":174yl5ms]Yeah, totally waiting for the "fix". I only have one reservation about it. I have never actually played on a Dingwall before. (No dealers around here). But, I have read hundreds of reviews and talked to many people about this. In your opinion, what was better about the Dingwall when you switched to it over the previous straight fret basses you owned? and was changing over to a fanned-fret bass an issue or was it conducive to your style of playing?[/quote:174yl5ms] Sit or stand in playing position with your bass. Relax your fretting hand and position near the nut/tuners. Observe the natural relaxed position of your fingers without quite touching the fretboard. Now with the same relaxed motion move your hand slowly up the neck toward the bridge/pickups. Observe your finger position without fretting. Your hand and fingers totally relaxed already know how to play a Dingwall, there will be no learning curve period. You might have to unlearn some bad habits, such as beating a particular sound or tone out of a bass, but you will grow quite aclimated to the fanned frets in no time because it feels "natural". The only problem with my other fretted basses is that they are no longer in rotation. My Dingwall does everything better tone wise, sustain wise, tension wise than anything else I own. Have no fear, this will only be your first Dingwall! Jeff
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Huh. My AB-1 has more output than any passive bass I've ever owned when run in series. Run in parallel it's about the same as a Jazz bass. As your bass will be a 'new' AB, you'll have the new Mach II pickups anyway, which will give more low mid punch than the old FD-3's. In terms of playing, most of us bought ours sight unseen. I know I did. For me, it was seconds before I was comfortable playing it. It took me longer to adjust to the B string, as previously I had only had 4 string basses. I don't have problems above 12, but I certainly don't live up there and I certainly don't do much chording...
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Thanks for the encouragement guys. Makes me feel better about my purchase when everybody is so ecstatic about Dingwalls. I've wanted one for years now and I have never even come close to getting one or even playing on one. Now that I have the means to get one, I can't wait for it to show up. I'm sure it will be amazing at the least.
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[quote="RichC123":34h96jdd]5-String with a trans dark green burst on a quilted maple top. Walnut body with the scroll holes. It will also have a D-Tuner. Has all of the other features that come with an Afterburner II. Once I get it (which won't be for a long time) I'll post some pictures.[/quote:34h96jdd] WHAT! This is the exact bass I wanted one year ago but at the time Sheldon wouldn't put colored finishes on the AB2 if only I knew to wait :( I did on the other had get a glorious AB1 with a quilted top, green burst finish and AB2 electronics but I wanted those damn scroll holes! Anyway, make sure to post pics once it arrives.
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