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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.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":17l8n6jf]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.[/quote:17l8n6jf]


I hope mine is the one on the top left. :) Am I correct, Sheldon?

I'm really liking the Z2 with the old Voodoo body shape.

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[quote="guitarded":3pzh6muw]I hope mine is the one on the top left. :) Am I correct, Sheldon?[/quote:3pzh6muw]

No, we've tried 3-tone bursts on busy ash in the past and it really clashes. Yours is on the right.

[quote="guitarded":3pzh6muw]
I'm really liking the Z2 with the old Voodoo body shape.
Mark[/quote:3pzh6muw]

You know, I was thinking the same thing. We might have to do a limited run of those if there's interest.
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Any thoughts of a "Super Musicman" (JM5 maybe) with a Z2 pickup configuration, shorter scale, and a Super J5 shape?
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I am so happy with both my Z2's that I am in the process of selling all the MM related basses I own
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":ggxhgd15][quote="guitarded":ggxhgd15]I hope mine is the one on the top left. :) Am I correct, Sheldon?[/quote:ggxhgd15]

No, we've tried 3-tone bursts on busy ash in the past and it really clashes. Yours is on the right.[/quote:ggxhgd15]

OK, I like that one too :)

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[quote="Joe Smithebrger":mhdvwze2]Any thoughts of a "Super Musicman" (JM5 maybe) with a Z2 pickup configuration, shorter scale, and a Super J5 shape?[/quote:mhdvwze2]

That's the ticket right there Sheldon, an SJ53
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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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[quote="guitarded":2v8vk37i]
OK, I like that one too :)

Mark[/quote:2v8vk37i]

I really like THAT one.
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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.
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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.
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Great tops, all of them. Thanks for the update, Sheldon.


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Superb looking, all of them. Thank you Sheldon
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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.
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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...
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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
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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?
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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.

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Very nice, Rob. What do you have planned for the fingerboard/headstock?
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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).
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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?


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