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Dingwall in humid weather?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mexibass, Jan 28, 2013.


  1. mexibass

    mexibass

    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    Hey guys, I decided to get myself a Dingwall ABZ, it's just that I wanted to know if any of u Dingwallers out there happen to live by the sea, like myself, and how do Dingwalls neck behave in this kind of weather. A follow-up question would be if do they need special or proprietary tools for setup like my Pedulla Rapture J2 and if any technician could set it up for me if needed. Thnx for ur help!
     
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  3. I believe if the Dingwall is exposed to humidity, the fanned frets will straighten.

    lol Just kidding. I just had that image in my head.
     
  4. mexibass

    mexibass

    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    God I almost started panicking :p
     
  5. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

    Dec 5, 2012
    Nashville, TN
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    Artist: Sadowsky, Bag End, Visual Sound, Pedaltrain, George L
    Humidity is not going to hurt your guitar. In fact it's good for it as long as it's not beading up water.

    Dry climates can hurt guitars over time.

    Acoustics are very suceptable to this. It can happen over a few months for solid top and sides. Laminates are tough and it takes longer. This is why you'll see people selling humidifiers with acoustics, especially the nice stuff.

    Although it's possible for dryness to effect a solid body, it's not likely and would take a long time.
     
  6. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
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    Endorsing:D'Addario,Genz Benz,Truth Drums,Evans,SKB,Nordstrand pu's
    I'm in Houston and both my Dingwall ABII5 necks are very very stable. Sheldon has it down. No special tools required. All the allen wrenches you need come with the bass. ; )
     
  7. mexibass

    mexibass

    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    wow I always thought it was the opposite, that dry climate didn't affect much guitars!
     
  8. mexibass

    mexibass

    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    That solves my question about the tools! thnx a lot man... also, once i've got my bass I might be asking u about those multiscale strings of yours i never heard of before!
     
  9. Actually a guitar's wood needs a certain degree of humidity. Some people, depending on their music room's environment need to pick up a humidifier.
     
  10. mexibass

    mexibass

    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    thnx everybody, I guess I'm not that worried now!
     
  11. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Actually, I believe they get very curly!:p

    To the original OP, Sheldon's necks are extremely stable. They are carbon reinforced (at least the five and six strings are). You should have no worries.
     
  12. mexibass

    mexibass

    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    Thanks a lot for the input!
     



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