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  Wednesday, 02 January 2008
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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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There are very few options on Z basses now. Sheldon is trying hard to get his backlog caught up by years end of Z basses? Color and top selection may be all you get at this point. You may have to move up to a Prima Artist to get all the different choices. Shoot Dingwall Sales an email but I think this is what you will find. They would not do a custom inlay for me, but when you get a bass that plays and sounds as good as a Dingwall does it really matter?
13 years ago
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DAMNIT!! Why did I read this!! I'm still in a state of sonic bliss from getting not just my first Dingwall, but also a second.... in the last 5 months : my AB 5 and 6 strings. Now, I'm DASing for a Z3. :x I'm running out of equipment and basses that I can liquidate! Sheldon, I'll be ordering one soon :x :D :x :D
13 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":16885lp8][quote="Nic DB":16885lp8]OK, enough already, I never thought I would be replacing my beloved AB1, but the amazing Z3 has finally done it, I will be ordering one. Sheldon, have you figured out colour and wood options yet? Is there a spec and options sheet available or is this an 'on the phone or e-mail job?' Nic[/quote:16885lp8] Ahh, Nic takes the plunge. You know, the options available are many. There are a bunch of colors to choose from, and I'm sure Sheldon will even do a custom color of your choice. I would email the shop or Dingwall Sales for a current price list. It will list all the colors and woods available for the Z. I'm pretty sure the sky is the limit on the high-end Dingwalls. Recall the Snotburst Z? Remember- if you live near a Dingwall retailer, you will have to order from them. Happy Z planning, Nic! :) So, are you selling the AB now? Mark[/quote:16885lp8] Hi Mark, and the others who spoke up afterwards. Yes, my AB1 will be up for sale but not until I have the Z3 in my sticky mitts! (I cant imagine not having a DW around to play whenever I need to feed my addiction). I want the Z3 to be the same colour as my AB1(indigoburst), and as was mentioned in the threads, because these basses feel and play so good all the fancy dancy stuff is nice to have but doesnt really get you any further down the road to nirvana so I dont mind if options are limited. My AB1 has a flame maple top which looks great and the indigoburst can look anywhere from deep blue to dark purple depending on the lighting (much to the amusement of my band mates who jokingly say the colour change is a mood indicator!!!). So, an indigoburst Z3, with a flame maple top, wenge fretboard, pearl side dots and the "flying D" marker on the 12 fret, OBP3, and a great big grin on my face.......yup thats about the size of it! N
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Hey people, you are only making it more painful for me that I am waiting for my Z3 in few months. But then again I do not exist, so I feel no pain :wink: I know that Sheldon is trying his best to keep us all satisfied
13 years ago
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Yes, I can only speak for myself, but Sheldon is keeping me satisfied (sonically)...and broke...wait, that's me keeping me broke, not his fault that he makes basses that I MUST have :lol:
13 years ago
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Hey Sheldon, is the fretboard a marbled (if that term is correct) Pau Ferro, or is it a rare piece of Wenge or something? It has an interesting look. I don't know if I like that look or not, yet. But, who cares right? It's a freakin' Z3.... we're all GASing for one!!! :D
13 years ago
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The Z3 at NAMM has a Ziracote fretboard. The light color in the board is sapwood. I'm going with the Ziracote with sapwood on my new Z3 as I really like the looks of it. You will have to ask Dingwall Sales or Sheldon if there is a choice on fretboard woods on the Z3? I do know they have reduced the options available to try and speed up production.
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[quote="FrankM":1ebathcg]Yes i know the pickups are in the right place harmonically, but due to the thinness of the p'ups, its looks random, and crowded. My G/F said the same thing when i showed her the picture. Her response was, he couldn't make up her mind where he wanted to put them?[/quote:1ebathcg] My girlfriend said it looked like a guitar instead of a bass. :shock: She doesn't like it!! She says it's the flashy color and all the pups. And, she doesn't like my whalepool blue ABs either! :roll: Yep, it's time for a new girlfriend.... I hate that it has to end this way, we've been together for over 2 years. :lol:
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[quote="JEDI BASS TRICKS":981y4jxp][quote="FrankM":981y4jxp]Yes i know the pickups are in the right place harmonically, but due to the thinness of the p'ups, its looks random, and crowded. My G/F said the same thing when i showed her the picture. Her response was, he couldn't make up her mind where he wanted to put them?[/quote:981y4jxp] My girlfriend said it looked like a guitar instead of a bass. :shock: She doesn't like it!! She says it's the flashy color and all the pups. And, she doesn't like my whalepool blue ABs either! :roll: Yep, it's time for a new girlfriend.... I hate that it has to end this way, we've been together for over 2 years. :lol:[/quote:981y4jxp] Blasphemy! I'm very blessed that my lady understands, supports, and even encourages my DAS, and all things Dingwall :D She told me the other day she checked into airline tickets to Saskatoon as a possible side trip for our vacation this summer. How cool is that?! Mark
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Mark I am sure that your wife is checking next year's vacation to be in Europe so you can experience yourself why the center of earth has come closer to here. Rumor has it that the universal center of gravity for Dingwalls is based in a hidden place called Dingwall-land 8)
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[quote="guitarded":2zdyt6r8] Blasphemy! I'm very blessed that my lady understands, supports, and even encourages my DAS, and all things Dingwall :D She told me the other day she checked into airline tickets to Saskatoon as a possible side trip for our vacation this summer. How cool is that?! Mark[/quote:2zdyt6r8] LUCKY!!! Wait.... are you sure it's not a trick??? Maybe she just wants to get her hands on Sheldon.... his neck perhaps??? :lol:
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[quote="fullrangebass":3237klmz]Mark I am sure that your wife is checking next year's vacation to be in Europe so you can experience yourself why the center of earth has come closer to here. Rumor has it that the universal center of gravity for Dingwalls is based in a hidden place called Dingwall-land 8)[/quote:3237klmz] So, that's what all the rumbling over there is about - a concentration of extreme Dingwall bass vibe centered in Fullies music room. :) :P Don't tune down any lower, Eddy, please! Mark
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[quote="JEDI BASS TRICKS":zrwsjeeg][quote="guitarded":zrwsjeeg] Blasphemy! I'm very blessed that my lady understands, supports, and even encourages my DAS, and all things Dingwall :D She told me the other day she checked into airline tickets to Saskatoon as a possible side trip for our vacation this summer. How cool is that?! Mark[/quote:zrwsjeeg] LUCKY!!! Wait.... are you sure it's not a trick??? Maybe she just wants to get her hands on Sheldon.... his neck perhaps??? :lol:[/quote:zrwsjeeg] :lol: Could be. I haven't considered that. The Z3 is my birthday present, so I suspect her motives are genuine. However...I would hate to put Dr. Wood in any danger and ruin my chances for future Dingwalls. :wink: Mark
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My god a Z3, I think that I have just fallin' in love all over again.
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