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This is the last project we've been working on for NAMM. It's a little brother to the Afterburner. There are a few details to be worked out and financing to be sourced but the goal is to put this into production at a really attractive street price.
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We've got the prototype assembled. We spent a lot of time dialing in the pickups and they sound really good. We've narrowed the name down to Combustion.
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Well, if you've narrowed the name down to one, it looks like you've made a choice!

It looks nice; simple, but purely Dingwall. Do you plan on having a natural top as one of the available finishes?
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[quote="guitarded":2sgdb699]I've been thinking about the production colors for this bass, and I think candy lime green would be killer. It's [i:2sgdb699]the[/i:2sgdb699] color I associate with Dingwalls, that and WPB. Sheldon said it's a bitch to paint CLG, but it's the color I would choose for my budget AB. I'd love to see a rendition of that, Jjango.

Mark[/quote:2sgdb699]

I think I read somewhere on another forum that green basses just don't sell. They are more of a forum regular thing rather than a widely demanded colour.

It is kind-of cool though...
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":2oxet9sh]Well, if you've narrowed the name down to one, it looks like you've made a choice!

It looks nice; simple, but purely Dingwall. Do you plan on having a natural top as one of the available finishes?[/quote:2oxet9sh]

Yes, very nice. What body wood is that, Sheldon?

I hope we can get a fretless version of this...eventually.

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Beautiful. I like it. 8)

What pre did you go with Sheldon?
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Very classy. And it really screams DINGWALL!!!

Did I say I like it? Not yet? Well, I do like it a lot
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I'll buy five, says Fullie! ;)

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I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.
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I think you've really got a winner there Sheldon, congratulations.
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[quote="evilgus":3avjdpqf]I'll buy five, says Fullie! ;)

EG[/quote:3avjdpqf]

They sure look tempting. I'll resist for another week before I give in 8)
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Does it have an African mahogany neck too?
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I wonder why this model needs the hold down button on the E and A strings? Aren't the head stock and tuners tilted and modified to not need this, or is it a snafu in the reference picture?
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Someone should probably also change the title of this topic since we have a name for the model, so that it's no longer mistaken for a low budget afterburner.
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[quote="bassplayinbill":2276qklt]I wonder why this model needs the hold down button on the E and A strings? Aren't the head stock and tuners tilted and modified to not need this, or is it a snafu in the reference picture?[/quote:2276qklt]

I think those are standard tuners so they're regular height.
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lovely looking, If I have the pennies at any point a fiver to keep my sixer company would be lovely, in black me thinks.
I would have named it the pre-burner though
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Sheldon what about "Dingwall Fan Blade". Pun intended 8)
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Will it be available by Christmas?

Mark
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[quote="Dingbat":3ap6mt3v]I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.[/quote:3ap6mt3v]Maybe because the colour, grain and sheen of the wood is soooo nice, it really shows off the body shape! Not to mention that fingerboard looks more like a Prima/Artist-level board, almost like Rose of the Mountain with some sapwood stain through it...

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[quote="evilgus":3bcrvqrx][quote="Dingbat":3bcrvqrx]I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.[/quote:3bcrvqrx]Maybe because the colour, grain and sheen of the wood is soooo nice, it really shows off the body shape! Not to mention that fingerboard looks more like a Prima/Artist-level board, almost like Rose of the Mountain with some sapwood stain through it...

EG[/quote:3bcrvqrx]

The top horn of the Combustion has a more graceful curve that does not turn back on itself when it reaches the neck (compared to the illustration). The whole body is the perfect blending of the Afterburner shape with the traditional Fender shape. I like this shape more than the Z's and Primas.

I also think the shape of the standard Afterburner has reached perfection. The curve from the top horn to the bottom horn is perfect. It resembles a Rickenbacker
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So, Sheldon/Dingwall Sales, sounds like you've worked out your financing, which is fab. I've sat around several nights thinking about calling about investing. Your believers are strong believers...

What's the latest thinking on price point?
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