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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Wow, all the basses in this thread look absolutely fantastic. It is a good thing there are no 6 strings or else my GAS would have been deadly. I really like Full Range's Z3.
13 years ago
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Thank you for your kind words David. I am really eager to lay my hands on this bass. I really like the fretboard too (I know I went overboard there too 8) ) but it's been a long time in the making so I wanted to give myself something special :wink:
13 years ago
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That Z3 looks fantastic Fully and I'll bet it will sound even better! Awesome!! Sheldon, I don't know where I am in the queue for my Z3 but please have the "for now" over by then. I so much would like the custom switching system with 62 tones on my new Z3. Sheldon could that be a trade off for not doing my custom inlay? HA!HA! No really. Thank you. David
13 years ago
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Yep. But it really caused some serious trouble and delays so it better be kept as a one off. But I have to admit that I love the fact that it looks SO innocent :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
13 years ago
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Beautiful, Eddy. 62 tones? Really? Mark
13 years ago
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Hmmm, not really... :wink:
13 years ago
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Ah, so you've lost count too. :wink:
13 years ago
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It is the early 20-something-th Dingwall. I hope to get a new family picture over the weekend 8)
13 years ago
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That black binding looks fantastic and the quilt is beautiful. Congratulations, Sheldon, on another masterpiece and to fullrange on picking up his 19th?, 20th? Dingwall. And what great addition to the family!
13 years ago
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What an honor to post after Master Sheldon has posted the pics of my Z3!!! Apart from the body I had not seen it till now!!! Wow :shock: :shock: :shock: . Looks fantastic. I'm speechless. First of all, I would like to thank Sheldon for taking the time and putting the effort to materialize such a masterpiece (more on that later). Second I would like to thank the Canadian dealer for the long standing order, great service and perfect arrangements so my brother could receive the bass on his trip to Canada at the time specified (it helps a lot when you know the schedules of all people involved, several months to years ahead). Proud to be Canadian!!! The quilt on the headstock looks so 3D :shock: . Looks as the FRB is surfing on the crest of the waves of the quilt over a deep quilt maple. As far as the switching goes, I've proposed that it will remain a secret, until Sheldon decides. The only thing I can tell you is that Sheldon has suffered major headaches with my ideas and they only were intensified when he started putting ideas into reality. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
13 years ago
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And the Fullrange machine. As a continuation of the "Bound" headstock D from Xrobs. I thought a black bound pearl logo would pop a little better on the natural quilt. It's way subtle, but the D @ th 12th is also bound. Fully talked us into a custom switching system with 62 tones. This will remain a one-off for now.
13 years ago
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Brim, that's over my head. My photoshop skills are pretty pedestrian :oops:
13 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2kigt9a8]It doesn't photograph well, but it really pops in person.[/quote:2kigt9a8] Yeah, too much contrast with the black background. Did you try photoshopping the neck (reduce levels etc.)? You can make out a bit of the birdseye on the headstock shot. Very nice Sheldon! I love the black D inlay in the middle.
13 years ago
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Wow, very nice, Sheldon. I don't know how I ever decide on a finish for my Dingwalls - they are all so beautiful. Mark
13 years ago
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This one turned out really nice too. This is the first time we've used birdseye maple for a fingerboard. It doesn't photograph well, but it really pops in person.
13 years ago
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:D It's beautiful, Sheldon. Thanks for the glamour shots. I know you are very busy, and I appreciate you taking the time to get some pix before you shipped it. Now my task is to try to get it here by the 12th! Happy birthday to me, indeed. Thanks also go out to my beautiful wife. After all, this bass was her idea, and she pushed me toward the 3 tone finish. Thanks, sweetheart! Many thanks also go to forum member [b:1lnl0tkt]Lomo[/b:1lnl0tkt], who offered me his queue in the Z bass production schedule. That allowed me to go from a Z2, then to a Z3 in record time- only about 5 months wait. :) Thanks again, Morris. Mark
13 years ago
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Absolutely beautiful bass, Mark! What a great way to celebrate your birthday. Enjoy and let us know all about it once it arrives. John
13 years ago
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Very sweet Z3. Nice birthday present Mark!!!
13 years ago
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Wow! That's a great looking bass, and a great headstock!
13 years ago
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Here's one that's going to one of our comrades. Happy Birthday Mark!
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