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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Come to daddy... Almost 3 years in the making. I'm going to have to take a day off work to play it. Let's go, Buf-a-lo! Rob
13 years ago
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We got the first one finished last week and shipped yesterday. I'm still amazed at the tone of these things. The cool Buffalo inlay is by Ron Thorn. The man's a wizard. He really inspired me to try some more complex inlays on my own.
13 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":12axzbpn][quote="guitarded":12axzbpn][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":12axzbpn]We just got most of the bodies back from the finisher with their seal coats. There's still color and clear to go, but they're looking pretty nice already.[/quote:12axzbpn] Where's the Voodoo? Mark[/quote:12axzbpn] It's soon to follow.[/quote:12axzbpn] :D It's mine...There was a bit of business to take care of before being sent to finish, but hopefully it will catch up with the rest of the class! ...My curse is to always be the difficult one in the bunch!
13 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":1ctpsgau][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1ctpsgau]We just got most of the bodies back from the finisher with their seal coats. There's still color and clear to go, but they're looking pretty nice already.[/quote:1ctpsgau] Where's the Voodoo? Mark[/quote:1ctpsgau] It's soon to follow.
13 years ago
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[quote="fullrangebass":opp72sbr]What Voodoo? What have I missed?[/quote:opp72sbr] There was one body in the initial group shot that had the old Voodoo shape.
13 years ago
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What Voodoo? What have I missed?
13 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1tsimjdu]We just got most of the bodies back from the finisher with their seal coats. There's still color and clear to go, but they're looking pretty nice already.[/quote:1tsimjdu] Where's the Voodoo? Mark
13 years ago
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Not just planned, it's already done. As a native Buffalonian, I went old school. Wenge fingerboard, matching headstock. It's nice. Here is a photo of the inlay done by Ron Thorn in California, and also of the custom headstock (inlay done by Sheldon).
13 years ago
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Very nice, Rob. What do you have planned for the fingerboard/headstock?
13 years ago
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Hi John, Sorry if I did not make that clear in my last post. Yes, mine is in this batch. It is the darkest spalt top (3rd one down, IMG_1454.JPG). I cannot wait to see how it turns out. I switched it from a Z1 to a Z3 in January, right after NAMM. Rob
13 years ago
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[quote="xrob":36blommz]I'm one of the Z owners-to-be and I did change my order from a Z1 to a Z3. Rob[/quote:36blommz] Rob, is yours one that is currently in production? I'm always amazed at how the finish brings out the grain/colors/contrast in the wood. A great lineup of Zs. Sheldon, which pickups will you be putting into the Z1 with the spault top?
13 years ago
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I'm one of the Z owners-to-be and I did change my order from a Z1 to a Z3. I was lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) to be in the queue long enough that the Z3 became a reality. Based on what Sheldon has said about it, it's going to be a perfect replacement for my AB1 (or maybe I should say a perfect addition TO my AB1, as I doubt that bass is going anywhere soon). Rob
13 years ago
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So it looks like about half of the Z orders have opted for the Z-3 configuration. Interesting! Those spalts look great as does the quilt! Nice & 3 dimensional! :D The filled grain on the ash body also looks great. It's going to be fun to see how these different basses diverge from here...
13 years ago
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WOW!! Exceptional looking tops. Is that quilted Z3 mine Sheldon? I wish right. Maybe the next batch? After seeing that I'm maybe thinking "Clear Finish"? Let's talk when the time comes. Thank you for the pics. Please keep them coming.
13 years ago
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Superb looking, all of them. Thank you Sheldon
13 years ago
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Great tops, all of them. Thanks for the update, Sheldon. Mark
13 years ago
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Holy Moley. :shock: 8) [whistle] Wow. The Phatties following the fan are more astethically pleasing. The natural no top is my favorite.
13 years ago
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We just got most of the bodies back from the finisher with their seal coats. There's still color and clear to go, but they're looking pretty nice already.
13 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":2v8vk37i] OK, I like that one too :) Mark[/quote:2v8vk37i] I really like THAT one.
13 years ago
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Hey Sheldon, thanks for posting the picture. Well there's a sight indeed. I have sorted most of the specs for my Z3 order (many thanks to Sheldon and Dingwall Sales for their patience!) and once I firm everything up with Dingwall Sales after the weekend, I hope to be placing it this week.......oh boy then the waiting begins. I have swung a work trip to Saskatoon in March so I will be hoping to visit the shop and at least get a whiff of my new bass :D
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