Sunday, 17 May 2009
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I previously owned an ABII. It was an '07 model with an arbutus top..It was actually this one: http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/vi ... ht=arbutus It was a great guitar and played better than any I have ever owned. My issue was the tone. I just never really liked the way it sounded and later sold it. I still dream of how much I loved the bass..the look, the playability, etc. I liked the opennes of the tone but it was just a bit modern for me. I am thinking of getting a new bass and would like to look at Dingwalls again. Is a Z series or Prima going to sound that much different than an ABII. Your feedback is appreciated.
13 years ago
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Try out a SuperJ or a Z3.
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I would try a SuperJ as well. It has a more traditional sound, but with all the benefits of the fanned frets and playability that is second to none. I am fortunate to have many basses (including an ABI and ABII), but if they all had to go except for one, it would be the SJ5 that I would keep. Truly a wonderful instrument!
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1) A SuperJ 2) Anything with SF pickups (and not FD-3) 3) Take an ABII and try other pickups, for example Villex.
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Here's an out of the box idea: Get a SJ5 or newer Z with Super Fattys. If the SFs don't do it for you, install some single coil jazz bass pups (might have to have a slightly wider pup made, but there are lots of folks ready, willing and able to do that for you). Then you have all the advantages of the DW while getting a more traditional tone.
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I am all the way with Dragonlord here Either something SF loaded OR get a pair of Villex pickups on a Dingwall. Unless you hear it, you will not believe it I rest my case :wink:
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No disagreement for the other comments. My current favorite is my Z2, FD3's, neck pickup only.
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