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Dingwall questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by happychicken, Apr 11, 2014.


  1. happychicken

    happychicken Supporting Member

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    Hi all! I am about to become the proud owner of a dingwall abz. So I was wondering if this bass can do everything a combustion can do or is there still a need to get a combustion? Is there some things the combustion are better for? Should I just sell all my other basses and get a super p or something? I play in a church with piano, 5 vocals, drums, 2 guitar, and occasional violin. Just trying to see what would be best bass for that application. Thanks!
     
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

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    Get your ABZ and use it for a while. I don't believe that you'll 'need' a combustion, although you may decide you want one, or a Z series or even one of the short scale P/J basses. The Afterburners are a great design, the straddle the line between sounding passive and active and have a whole bunch of sounds included.
     
  3. happychicken

    happychicken Supporting Member

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  4. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

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    I agree. Wait until you get it and have some time with it before contemplating another. I don't think you will be disappointed.
     
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  6. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player Supporting Member

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    Most people go from Combustion to ABZ or higher series, not the other way around.
     
  7. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

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    I have, and love, both. The ABZ will "feel" better, which makes sense since it's got higher quality components, but the Combustion has a different "growl", which also makes sense since it has an active preamp in it. The ABZ is pretty loud for a passive bass and it's my #1, but I do play the Combustion almost as much(probably 51/49).

    Get the ABZ and see if it does what you need, I'm betting you'll be thrilled. I'm also betting that you'll buy more Dingwalls anyway...:D:bassist:

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  8. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

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    Well rock on! :bassist:

    Might I suggest that the ABZ will "own" you in no time flat! ;)

    Agree with what's been said. Play it awhile b4 making additional Dingwall acquisitions. :)
     
  9. happychicken

    happychicken Supporting Member

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    i just got it today and i am completely blown away by this thing. It sounds amazing! i just did a set up and it has STUPID low action! this is like the nicest bass i have ever played. This bass weights 7.4 pounds!! WOW. I also can't believe what a non-issue the fanned fret thing was. It looked like it would be hard to play. i am happy i listened and got this anyway.
     
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  10. aqsw

    aqsw

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    Congrats., but you've got the sickness now. Prepare to have an empty wallet for awhile. Those Dingwalls are addictive.
     
  11. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

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    No pictures....how can we tell how happy you are?

    There is no going back now.
     
  12. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! When I received my first Dingwall (AB-I) in 2007, it immediately created two categories of basses in my mind: 1) Dingwall, and 2) everything else. Enjoy your new bass in good health. :)
     

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