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I just finished the NAMM Z3 prototype body. It will go into sanding and prep tomorrow. Trying to decide on the color now. The front runners are a really vibrant greenburst or blueburst. Feel free to cast your vote.

All the best in the new year.

Sheldon
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A blue burst would be very nice.
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Wow Sheldon, very cool. 3 SJ5 Phatties?

I'm voting natural. If you're absolutely set on a stain, Blue.
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Blueburst!!!!
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+1 for blueburst

8)

best wishes!
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i think blueburst could be "very nice"... i'm interested to "discover" new colors... and my Dingwall is already green 8)
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Great to see! I bet (and I know I've said this before) a fretless Z-3 would be about the coolest thing ever!

I vote for a greenburst or 'other'. There are a lot of blueburst Dingwalls in the world, and I think that the prototype Z-3 needs a color that distinguishes it from the 'pack'!
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Wow, Sheldon- I can't imagine just how busy you are. :shock:

How about 3 color sunb...uhh...OK, blue it is.

Why is there space between the two rear pickups? :? Isn't it essentially going to be a Z2 with a neck pickup?

Mark
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[quote="guitarded":2nputpvd]Why is there space between the two rear pickups? :? Isn't it essentially going to be a Z2 with a neck pickup?

Mark[/quote:2nputpvd]

OK, nevermind. I figured out why. It must be due to the pickups being smaller than the soapbars used on the Z2.

Mark
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Hi Sheldon--
Hope you had a great holiday.

Why not try that snot burst yellow/green fade you made for the snot burst Z Since you appear to want to go vibrant.

May I ask why you didn't set the rear p'ups further back, as well as touching, like the Z2, and if i may ask what was the decision to place the neck p'up so rearward.

Is this just an optical illusion based on your SJ-fatty p'ups being much smaller, are they still in the same harmonic spots as the Z1 and Z2 position
frank
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Nothing screams Dingwall better than blue IMO.
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Are these so called Fatty pickups P or J style SJ5 pickups?
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I also like the blue (of course...), but I tried something else. The top looks very nice, it will come out more with high contrasting colors, so I made a quick try with photoshop. I`d like to see the black with a dark fingerboard (ebony), and silver hardware with a satin look would make it perfect for me.
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My Blackburst Z1 is Regal but a Blueburst would be divine

Add a wenge board and the picture would be complete IMO
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Blueburst gets my vote too. I have a blue or purple over flame maple AB1, I say that because some people tell me its blue and others say purple, at our last rehearsal our singer suddenly exclaimed, "Nic your bass just turned purple, it was blue when you brought it in! So, blueburst yes, but make it the magic one you put on AB1s....

N :)
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+1 for natural finish. Just curious... how are the p'up positions/orientations precisely determined?
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I say natural because you're showcasing that this bass has 3 pu's. You want the front light colored so it stands out more.
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Another vote for natural here...
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OK, I voted for blue initially, but the "natural" voters make a lot of sense with their reasoning. Even better than natural would be 3 tone sunburst. The dark edge with the lighter center will really make the pickup layout pop.

Mark
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My vote goes for blueburst...for no good reason! :lol: (Can't think of any colour that would be "wrong"...)
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+1 for natural!
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