Dingwall Afterburner

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FunkFlo-Mofo, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. FunkFlo-Mofo


    Jun 22, 2001
    Anyone played one? They look absolutely sweet, and I've heard that the 37" B-string (a-la diagonal fretwork) is "the voice of God (BassPlayer Mag)." Just wondering if anyone's played one. I also wonder how much they cost...I'm sure it's far too expensive for me.
  2. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I have a Dingwall Z2 5-string. I love it, myself, but I haven't tried, or even seen, an afterburner. I know that they are quite a bit cheaper than the Prima and Z models. I believe that they list for around $1500 US for a 5 string. The retail on a Prima or Z is around $3200US for a 5 string, tack on the good options and you are up around $5000, like the 6 I have on order with them. I think that that would put the retail price at somewhere just over a grand, not bad for the fanned frets, IMO. If they play anything like the P and Z models then they would be a killer deal.

  3. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    I almost bought a Dingwall but it looked like using the upper register would be just about impossible with so much slant on the frets. The lower and mid register looks very usable.
  4. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Actually because of how far the cutaway goes, I have no problems with upper register access on my 22 fret Z2. On the 6 string I ordered, there may be a problem with fretting the 24 on the B, but then again, I never played a 24 on the B, It sounds like mud on any bass (I have played, and that is many different kinds, though I only own one kind :D ).