Burt asked this question, is Dingwall the new Warwick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SteffanB, Jul 25, 2021.

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  1. SteffanB


    Oct 15, 2018
    A few years ago hella players were all aboot Warwick!! They were stoked aboot the cool heavy ass weight, mediocre active tone and the coolest baseball neck on that most coolest, awesome bass ever!! Now Dingwall has been out for few years now. Fanfretted and multi scale is some what the norm now. Has the Dingwall lost it's luster?
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  2. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Surprise, AZ
    Who is Burt?
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  3. Ricky Rioli

    Ricky Rioli

    Sep 29, 2020
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think Dingwall’s design offers real benefits and they are ergonomically superior to Warwick.
  5. I certainly hope not.

    I remember walking into a music store about twenty years ago and seeing a beautiful looking Warwick Corvette 6 hanging on the wall. I was quite taken with it so I asked the store attendant if I could play it. After being handed the instrument and attempting to string a few notes together, my first thought was "how could anyone in their right mind design a bass so lacking in the ergonomics department as to render it almost unplayable". It weighed so much I struggled with it strapped on, and was so neck heavy it took all my left arm/hand strength to just hold the neck up. I sat down to see if it would help with playability. Nope. It was terrible. Thus ended any hope I might have held for playing a Warwick.

    Anyway, Dingwall basses look to be a LOT better. If I was a rock/metal player in need of a 5 or 6 string, I'd definitely be checking one of those out.
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  6. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    That's funny, cause Joey Bagadonuts from Jersey told me that Ibanez is the place to be.
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  7. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
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  8. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    I like multi-scale carrots with a jazz bass taper.
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  9. Supadope

    Supadope Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    My goal is to leave the world a cooler place than when I arrived.
  10. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    Great troll thread.
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  11. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    You can't get there from here.
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  12. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Although both use someone else's idea as quite a prominent feature of their instruments( warwick used steinbergers spector'saddle' body shape and still does, and Dingwall uses Novax's fanned fret thing)I think they are quite different.
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  13. Jazzkuma


    Sep 12, 2008
    Burt is asking too many questions
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  14. Mine still rings like a piano and rumbles like an organ, no luster lost.

    You are thinking of the Metal groups jumping into them but they are muuuch more versatile than just that, though the clarity lends itself well to that genre.

    Fantastic Reggae, Country, Pop and Church bass. Never had distortion on mine.
    Verrrry comfortable. Light, no neck dive and smooth playing small frets that for me are easy to claw.

    I do not care about a trend, Dingwalls are my instrument of choice for like reasons as above.

    Most do not realize this but most Dingwalls, including the very popular Combustion are smaller than a Fender P or Jazz bass.
    They fit in a made for Fender hard case with empty space around the body. Only making contact on two points of the body, which is enough to prevent sliding around, and the neck fits perfect.
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  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Sure you can. But there's nothing between here and there but blood and tears.

    OP, neither have fallen out of favor. Both are still going strong. I own neither, but continue to be impressed by their quality builds. Burt is a dipstick.
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  17. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    And mosquitoes, huge bloodthristy soul sucking mutant ones. ;)
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  18. The first fan-fretted bass I played was a Novax. In the early 90's - I should have traded it with my Pedulla back then.
  19. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
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  20. I wouldn't say this straight to them, but this multiscale thing is just a fad. Dingwall is Canadian, Warwick is German. Both make basses. And I think that message is clear.
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