Saturday, 23 February 2008
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We've got a nice run of Z's going at the moment. Another one to start soon. Some of you may recognize these bodies already.
13 years ago
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You never rest on your laurels :!: :!: :!: Sheldon, you never cease to amaze me (even after all the Dingwalls I own). The older ones are not inferior in any way but every step you take it's a great step forward and an improvement. Congratulations once again
13 years ago
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[quote="Brim":1b4tdw57]Sheldon, What are the circular depressions on the bottom of the pickup routes? Just curious.[/quote:1b4tdw57] We've recently added pickup cavity shielding to all models, the drilled pocket provides a place for the connector lug to go.
13 years ago
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It is amazing that you can describe to Sheldon what you want, and then he just nails it! [img:xhdefim6]http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/files/img_1964_203.jpg[/img:xhdefim6] I can't wait for this one to show up. Thanks.
13 years ago
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I'm impressed :!:
13 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":1ro1lixr]That green/teal burst looks fantastic![/quote:1ro1lixr] +1 very nice
13 years ago
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Sheldon, What are the circular depressions on the bottom of the pickup routes? Just curious.
13 years ago
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That green/teal burst looks fantastic!
13 years ago
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It's been a while since I've posted any updates. The run got divided up finish-wise for flow reasons - waiting on pickups and necks to catch up. The green/teal burst was originally going to be a linear with completely different colors, but the customer changed their mind on the color (better choice IMO) and the wood suggested that the linearburst be turned 45 degrees or so. I came up with the re-bursted edge concept while longboarding (Yay, I get to write off the trip). The lotus flower inlay really compliments the color. It was the most challenging inlay to date.
13 years ago
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The triple FD Z3 looks better than I thought. It's not actually too busy.
13 years ago
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[quote="evilgus":17d7fsxr]For those that can't decide, how about a Z-bass with a Fatty and FD-3 at the bridge (touching) and the same in the mid position? Then you could choose either the Fatty sound or the FD-3 sound, or a combination of both! :) And yes, it might just look damn ugly, as the Fatties are longer. :lol: EG[/quote:17d7fsxr] Maybe just fill the entire space between bridge and neck with pickups? :D From the bridge forward, I'd like a Fatty, an FD, a P pickup and then another Fatty and another FD. :D :D :D :D Yes, I'm kidding. One thing we haven't talked about is the limitation on the number of pickups one can have simply beccause of the magnetic pull those pickups have on the strings. I was even wondering if 3 was too many, but Sheldon is making them, so I guess the tension of the strings is enough to make it work. An instrument can be hard to keep in tune and the resonance of the strings can be adversely affected by too much magnetiism. Jj, thanks for the last couple of renderings. They show well what a bunch of FDs look like on one bass.
13 years ago
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Okay guys, I [i:1kfc84lk]think[/i:1kfc84lk] I have this right: [quote="John H.":1kfc84lk]1) an FD loaded Z3 (basically a Z2 with the front pickup added where in would be on a Z1)[/quote:1kfc84lk] [url=http://img125.imageshack.us/my.php?image=z31mg4.jpg:1kfc84lk][img:1kfc84lk]http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/4562/z31mg4.th.jpg[/img:1kfc84lk][/url:1kfc84lk] [quote="John H.":1kfc84lk]2) a Z3 with two FDs at the bridge position w/ a Fatty in the neck position.[/quote:1kfc84lk] [url=http://img125.imageshack.us/my.php?image=z32tp2.jpg:1kfc84lk][img:1kfc84lk]http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/8692/z32tp2.th.jpg[/img:1kfc84lk][/url:1kfc84lk] [quote="Funkshwey":1kfc84lk]When doing the MachII Z3 Jango can you do a version 22 fret version with all 3 pu's touching each other?[/quote:1kfc84lk] [url=http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=z33jz6.jpg:1kfc84lk][img:1kfc84lk]http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/9567/z33jz6.th.jpg[/img:1kfc84lk][/url:1kfc84lk] [i:1kfc84lk]Whew..![/i:1kfc84lk]
13 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":u0nmk8q7]here's fatties on a Z3.[/quote:u0nmk8q7] But the "fatties" are so... thin! :lol: Thanks guys, I've labeled and saved these pictures now for future reference.
13 years ago
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Sounds like we're creating a Frankendingwall now.
13 years ago
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For those that can't decide, how about a Z-bass with a Fatty and FD-3 at the bridge (touching) and the same in the mid position? Then you could choose either the Fatty sound or the FD-3 sound, or a combination of both! :) And yes, it might just look damn ugly, as the Fatties are longer. :lol: EG
13 years ago
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Here is a better pic of another FD equipped Z2, that I own 8)
13 years ago
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Hey man, as I'm the one who created this mess: thanks for your time first of all. Second, I think you're a bit confused by the fact that Sheldon recently made some Z2s with fatties, which is what your picture shows (two fatties at the bridge, one FD-3 at the neck position). I'd like to see one with two FD-3s at the bridge and one FD-3 at the neck position. After fooling around a bit with it on paint, I think it miiiight be possible if you move the neck FD-3 a bit more towards the neck.
13 years ago
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[quote="Jjango":1aga9mi6][quote="John H.":1aga9mi6]Hi Jj. I don't remember requesting the current rendition, although it's great to see all these possible combos.[/quote:1aga9mi6][/quote:1aga9mi6] Sorry John, my mistake
13 years ago
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[quote="Jjango":3jlgsohc][quote="fullrangebass":3jlgsohc]Here are clear pics[/quote:3jlgsohc][/quote:3jlgsohc] Thank-you, FRB
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13 years ago
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[quote="fullrangebass":707y7509]Here are clear pics[/quote:707y7509] Thank-you, FRB
13 years ago
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[quote="John H.":2qzk40j1]I can't imagine there would be many other pickup combos worth gawking at than those.[/quote:2qzk40j1] Here's a crazy one...all three pickups hidden inside a matching grain ramp!
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