Saturday, 06 March 2010
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I spotted this on Craigslist, Portland, OR. http://corvallis.craigslist.org/msg/1623727321.html I'd be all over it if it wasn't for the 18mm string spacing.
12 years ago
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Wow, someone should get on that quick!
12 years ago
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Woah! This one will go FAST.
12 years ago
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It's almost tempting to get it, and have two... It's THAT cheap...
12 years ago
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This is 18mm string space, right? I've been thinking that for the price of a combustion this might be a deal worth trying. :roll:
12 years ago
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Now, don't be showing us a deal, then stealing it out from under us!
12 years ago
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That's crazy. What a deal. Too bad the Combustion will keep me from this. Mark
12 years ago
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With no disrespect to the Combustion, anyone who is thinking that getting a new Combustion is like having something close to an Afterburner - get the Afterburner! It's lighter, more dynamic, more responsive, sounds clearer and just feels better overall (in my opinion). Price being close or equal, there is no comparison.
12 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":2u0mgbav]With no disrespect to the Combustion, anyone who is thinking that getting a new Combustion is like having something close to an Afterburner - get the Afterburner! It's lighter, more dynamic, more responsive, sounds clearer and just feels better overall (in my opinion). Price being close or equal, there is no comparison.[/quote:2u0mgbav] +1 Mark
12 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":ybv1s0py]With no disrespect to the Combustion, anyone who is thinking that getting a new Combustion is like having something close to an Afterburner - get the Afterburner! It's lighter, more dynamic, more responsive, sounds clearer and just feels better overall (in my opinion). Price being close or equal, there is no comparison.[/quote:ybv1s0py] This is why I purchased my used AB1 instead of a Combustion...an extra $200 in my case.
12 years ago
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Well, some of us expressed interest in an off-shore Dingwall a few years back, so let's not be too tough on the Combustion. I said then that I'd buy one every year. That won't happen, but I think the Cbass serves a market that used ABs really can't, because there are so few used ABs in comparison to new Combustions. A Cbass sold on ebay recently because the owner was trading up to a Z3. He used the Combustion just to try the fanned frets. Dingwall gets another Zbass order because of the Combustion. Not bad. The maple AB on Craigslist is indeed going to be a great deal for somebody. Wish it was me. :( Mark
12 years ago
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I'm just glad to hear I made the right call... :mrgreen: My AB1 will be ready next week... :D
12 years ago
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Don't get me wrong...if the used AB1 hadn't popped up when it did I was ready to pull the trigger on a Combustion. I'm just very happy with the way things worked out.
12 years ago
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To be fair, I don't think the Combustion was designed as a cheaper Afterburner. It shares some design features, but is its own beast. It competes well in its price range.
12 years ago
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And of course, like the others here, I didn't mean any disrespect to the Combustion. That one's a bargain factory direct! Here in Norway, prices are insane. A Stingray is almost $3000, any American Standard P or J are at least $1700. For $1200 in Norway, you might get an Ibanez or a used Fender. Even a used EBMM bass (the cheapest one I've seen) is $1350. Coupled with Fender and EBMM's dealers and shipping policies (US dealers can't ship to Europe), the competition for the Combustion here in Europe has already priced itself out, in my eyes. Even with shipping and VAT, a factory direct Combustion will be considerably cheaper than a Fender instrument bought in a store over here. That being said, my options weren't really Fender or Music Man vs. Combustion, they were Afterburner vs. Combustion. And I'm still happy that I chose the AB, even if it was twice as expensive. Even though the C is a MASSIVE bargain, and even more so for me (european), the AB still is the better bass. Taking nothing away from the C-bass (I'd take it over a Fender in a heartbeat): IME, I bought the best bass I could find within my budget.
12 years ago
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I'm currently trying to contact the seller, but I haven't gotten any response to my emails yet. I hope he doesn't refuse to deal with anyone who's not local. I'm trying to acquire my first Dingwall, and I'd love for it to be this one!
12 years ago
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I'm also trying to contact the seller (I wonder who got there first?). I got an initial reply indicating he would ship and would send me pics last Sunday which I have never received nor have I received any reply from two subsequent e-mails. Makes me think you or someone local got there first.
12 years ago
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If you've been at it that long, I'd say he's probably just ignoring me because I just sent the first email yesterday. I hadn't seen the listing before then. Glad to hear that he's been in touch with you because now I won't hold my breath. I'll just assume it's not available and look elsewhere. You win some, you lose some...
12 years ago
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I contacted the seller and got a prompt reply, so I put up the link here on the Dingwall forum. I would imagine it went pretty quick. IME, Craigslist sellers like you to show up with a wad of cash. The shipping and paypal thing confuses them. Craigslist postings expire after 7 days, and you have to repost the whole thing. I took the wire or what ever was wrapped around the strap button as a "weird warning", (got a Dingwall, just need a strap?) and the price was too low....it smelled a little funny to me. Maybe its a trap :roll: That said, if it had been a Super J 5, with the 19mm string spacing, I'd have been in the car and down there, with cash, and a large friend for back up! I hope it works out for whoever bought it.
12 years ago
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Well, I got a reply today that he has been a bit behind with things and did still plan to send me pics, so we'll see. Its taken long enough I wonder if he is changing his mind or is trying to work it out with a local seller. I'm not getting my hopes up. I actually bought my first 5 string off of Craigslist in Miami (and I'm in the midwest!). Fortunately it worked out. I do agree local is better. I might be able to send a relative of a friend at work that lives in Portland, but first I want to see hi-res pics (as they don't play bass). I agree the stuff around the button seemed weird.
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[quote="singlemalt":2b1fyff0]IME, Craigslist sellers like you to show up with a wad of cash. The shipping and paypal thing confuses them.[/quote:2b1fyff0] Maybe some of them. I do a bunch of buying and selling online, but I love the simplicity of Craigslist deals. There are no middle-men to pay, and the transactions only take minutes to complete. I've found that CL, just like ebay, is 99.9% honest people just trying to make a buck. There are some great deals on Craigslist, too. Mark
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