need a new bass dingwall combustion or carvin sb5k

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by boamedt, Aug 8, 2013.


which bass is better sight unseen/ never played before

  1. Dingwall Combustion

    23 vote(s)
    45.1%
  2. Carvin SB5000

    28 vote(s)
    54.9%
  1. boamedt

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    so im gona get a new bass and I have been looking at two. the Dingwall Combustion or a carvin sb5000 in the new aquaburst. obviously cant play a custom carvin but the sb5k's have been getting rave reviews. however, the dingwall is a sweet bass too and most people that buy one end up getting another dingwall, so that says a lot. I play mainly reggae and funk. which one do u think would be the better buy sight unseen/don't get to play it first?

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  2. Lucky Strike

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    My vote goes to Carvin. Nothing against Dingwall, I'm just a huge SB500 fan
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

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    In all fairness, I have a played a Combustion. It is a good bass, but I did not think it was better than the Yamaha TRB5 II I had at the time.

    The Carvin has a rep as a killer Jazz.
     
  4. millsbass5

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    Carvin, for sure. But, if you're talkin' about any basses higher in Dingwall's lineup, I'd have to go with something from Dingwall. But, if that was the case, you could get 2 SB's for the price of one Afterburner. The Carvin is no pushover, no matter the price.
     
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  6. boamedt

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    Hmmm lots of love for the carvin. The only problem I have with he carvin is I would have to go all out and by the time it's all said and done it might be $2k for the carvin. I like expensive wood:-D I might be able to find a nicer used dingwall
     
  7. SemiDriven

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    Making 2 assumptions:

    You're used to playing parallel frets as opposed to fanned frets.

    You're used to 34" scale or 35" scale. (I believe the Dingwall Combustion B-string is 37" scale)

    Buying a bass (or any musical instrument) sight unseen / unplayed is a leap of faith. Sometimes your "faith" is spot on and other timesÂ…wellÂ…not so much.

    Going with a Dingwall means you really want to try something a little different. Not a lot different! Just a little.

    Although I have never played a Carver instrument (and I'm sure they are very good!), I took a leap of faith and bought a used Dingwall ABZ5. And I never played a fanned fret system. The "leap" has put smiles on my face.

    In your case, it seems either decision would be good. Now you just have to choose the "gooder" one. :D

    if only you had more scratch to buy both!
     

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