Friday, 06 July 2007
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Hi fellow Ding-aholics. I have been stating lately that I am out of GAS for the near future, and I always said that this is for some good reason. I am sure you understand that I am a fan of Sheldon's Works of Art. So we have a question to answer: What can possibly be better than a Dingwall??? this one???
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[quote="stickman":qrjj1cw6]Fullrange, thank you for posting all of these pics... your collection is amazing, and it makes me very anxious to get my own started. I really only need three or four Prima Artists, right? :roll: Wait. I'm serious. Oh man, this is gonna take a while...[/quote:qrjj1cw6] Probably 4-5 Prima Artists are just ok 8) .Please, consider a fretless too; I haven't had the pleasure of a fretless Prima yet!!!
14 years ago
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FR....my fav so far (based on looks) is the snotburst. It just is amazing looking. The pickup intergated ramp idea is killer. How well does it slap - does the ramp get in the way? Can you post sound clips?
14 years ago
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Man...I was just thinking - how often do you restring your basses? Do you rotate playing them so that you don't spend so much on strings? Restringing the whole bunch would cost an arm (and maybe a leg)? Hehe.
14 years ago
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Looks wise, I like the Snotburst one the least, although it is perhaps the most radical Dingwall yet produced. I just can't learn to like those two colors together. And this from a guy that wanted a hot pink Dingwall! (which may yet happen!) Mark
14 years ago
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The details are great! It's like a museum tour.
14 years ago
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Hey guys! Tell me which 3 I should get tonight with me at the rehearsal!!!
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[quote="fullrangebass":3i5y6ppy]Hey guys! Tell me which 3 I should get tonight with me at the rehearsal!!![/quote:3i5y6ppy] OK, take only your vintage ones - Voodoos only for you tonight, Fullrange, OK? Your peers have spoken, it is done. :wink: Mark
14 years ago
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[quote="fullrangebass":1h9079hs]I am still missing a fretless, a Super J, a 4str and couple of more.[/quote:1h9079hs] Wow, that is quite the awesome collection. My only comeback is that I have a 4-string. :wink:
14 years ago
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Ok Tom. I accept your 4str in my collection :wink: . And once the tribe has spoken, Voodoos only in tonight's magical rehearsal; Emerald Green, Villex loaded, and Z2 (Bart loaded) it's funny that I've always been resisting the detuner option on my direct orders form Sheldon and now I have 5 with the detuner option!!! The 2 6strs, the Z1, the Z2, the Prima; The "Brazil" one used to have, not any longer. Is that a sign to have a detuner on my Artist Prima or what?
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[quote="fullrangebass":2l3uncxh]Hey guys! Tell me which 3 I should get tonight with me at the rehearsal!!![/quote:2l3uncxh] Okay, after reading the details, I am going to revise my recommendations (as posted on that other forum), and go with the Prima 6, Prima 5, and your avatar Z1. All of the remaining basses should be shipped to Fremont, Ohio for 'inspection.' 8)
14 years ago
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They're heading right your way. Are you sure your spouse will understand that you are only providing shelter to the herd of rare beasts called Dingwalls?
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[quote="fullrangebass":2l7k00l5]They're heading right your way. Are you sure your spouse will understand that you are only providing shelter to the herd of rare beasts call Dingwalls?[/quote:2l7k00l5] Probably not. I'd best do this 'under cover.'
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I will work on a distraction plot to help you get the dozen inside the house. Then after 2yrs we need to repeat that in order to get the Artist Prima there too
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[quote="fullrangebass":w11fkw1b]I will work on a distraction plot to help you get the dozen inside the house. Then after 2yrs we need to repeat that in order to get the Artist Prima there too[/quote:w11fkw1b] Deal. :D
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[quote="fullrangebass":x4hym8nd]Ok Tom. I accept your 4str in my collection :wink: . And once the tribe has spoken, Voodoos only in tonight's magical rehearsal; Emerald Green, Villex loaded, and Z2 (Bart loaded) it's funny that I've always been resisting the detuner option on my direct orders form Sheldon and now I have 5 with the detuner option!!! The 2 6strs, the Z1, the Z2, the Prima; The "Brazil" one used to have, not any longer. Is that a sign to have a detuner on my Artist Prima or what?[/quote:x4hym8nd] There is a oly white SuperJ for sale on Talkbass.com - FullRange, I think I saw you making some offers for it no?? Get it....get it....get it! Then you can refute Tom's 4-string comeback!
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It is true that I have made an offer for the Super J but the price asked is a bit steep. We will see. I am reporting on last night's rehearsal. The Emerald Green and the Z2 are nice and round sounding, but when the Transaprent and the Villex loaded came out it was like night and day. I am upgrading to FD3's very soon I am accepting donations at: c/o FD3 @ dingwall guitars :P Alternatively, I offer to sweep the Dingwall workshop for a year to upgrade the pickups :P Kidding aside I will upgrade soon Next Friday is the turn of the thickest sounding Dingwalls - Uber Alles - Brazil - Villex loaded
14 years ago
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Just wanted to let fellow Ding-aholics know that I auditioned tonight for a band that has a record deal (they had asked me to be part of the band when they first formed but I had to decline due to my father's ailing health). I got the audition. What did I audition with??? A Dingwall of course!!! Thanks Sheldon for spoiling me with such great basses
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Congrats dude. I'm sure the dingwall had nothing to do with it! :)
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Thanks for the kind words. I am sure that we all know that a great bass allows us to achieve the best within the given parameters. If we have to fight with our instrument of communication and projection, we are not 100% there for ourselves, our bandmates, our audience. The Dingwall basses allow me to translate my soul and ideas through the music to the composition. I have found my sonic Nirvana ever since 1999 and the journey still goes on (Artist Prima in 2yrs; shall I start the countdown Sheldon??? :P )
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Just came home from a short trip to fullrange's house, where we had to chance to play some of these terrific dingwalls side by side (and compare them to my prima). My first question is this: why are maple tops so popular? Maple tops make the sound more hollow and soften the attack. This was very clear when we plugged in the walnut prima with the wenge top and back, which was much more punchy and growly. Anyway. The Brazil (ex-snotburst) is a work of art. The mahogany gives a more old school sound with deeper bass, not much to my liking but a cool direction. The ramp was a great idea and realization, but I prefer being able to dig in more. The first ever Artist Prima is another work of art, very shallow neck and very playable for a 6-string, although I prefer 5-strings. A very impressive bass though. I was very interested in comparing my prima to the emerald green, as they have the same pickups, same top, same neck (maple) and the only differences are that the body on mine is all walnut and the emerald green is the classic walnut/alder and that the fretboard on mine is pau ferro versus wenge on the emerald green. The emerald green was more organic and growly, and didn't have the overwhelming bass frequencies mine has. I also saw what a clever thought was to have alder on the higher strings part of the body, it gave those (more "soloist") strings a sweeter tone. Congrats, Sheldon. I was a bit disappointed by this comparison, because I felt mine was not at the same level. Maybe the fact that it was built shortly after the fire (IIRC) means that Sheldon didn't have the best woods available, or maybe it's just a matter of the differences between the all walnut versus walnut/alder bodies. I'm hoping I can make up for most of that by changing the saddles (Sheldon said the new ones sound a bit clearer) and the pups to FD-3s. I also played the Z2, more aggressive bass, I felt it had more of an emphasis on high mids. All in all, it's an unbelievable collection, with some really unique pieces. Seeing them come out of ordinary cases one after the other is almost a religious experience :D
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