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Dingwall Combustion basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grantrudd, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Grantrudd


    Jun 26, 2007
    Boston MA
    does anyone know if these are in stores yet, or if they are shipping? if so, where can i potentially get a hold of one. they look and sound soooo tasty!

  2. I don't think they've hit the dealers just yet, but you can order / preorder one from the Dingwall website...I could be wrong about the dealers, as the dealer closest to me is several hours of drive time away...I know Bass Central has them listed as 'arriving soon'
  3. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Shipping in mid October.
  4. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    I would put your order in now. I wouldn't be surprised if most of them are already spoken for.
  5. Grantrudd


    Jun 26, 2007
    Boston MA
    cool thanks. these seem like the cheapest "cure" for my carpal tunnel (and GAS):bag:
  6. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    The 1st ones are up on the bassnw.com site!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    The Bass Place near me expects a shipment in next week. I believe he said that three of them were coming in. I'm missing class that night to check them out.
  8. 1174 with pickguard, and its about $30 cheaper without.

    OH MAN.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  10. I wonder when the flat black with black hardware models will be availlable?
  11. I understood that Matte Black ones will be in the next batch coming from the factory in China. But Sheldon Dingwall said they won't have black hardware: that's a modification you'll have to do yourself.
  12. Heh. I think I've decided on one of the matt black ones for my first Combustion. Only a few hundred $$ to go until I've got enough pennies saved up to buy one....
  13. guitarded


    Oct 23, 2005
    The chrome is gone. How do you like it?


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  15. How did you wind up with a black headstock?
  16. guitarded


    Oct 23, 2005

    I painted it myself.

  17. that looks sick!!
    are you going to do the C2 mod?
  18. guitarded


    Oct 23, 2005
    Thanks. No, I won't be doing the C2 mod. I have a Z3, so that covers me. Plus, the C bass bridge p/u just kills. To those thinking of hacking up their Combustions, you should wait to hear it before you mod it.

  19. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    Nothing wrong with adding an other Combustion bridge pickup next to the stock one :)
  20. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    So, I take it you are pleased with the tone? :D

    Could you compare the Combustion to the Afterburner 1, especially regarding tone. I don't expect the Combustion to have the same level of fit and finish at this price point as the Afterburnder does. But, my passive AB1 was the best sounding bass I've ever owned, is it in the ballpark? Does it have a similar, "natural" tone, or does it sound more "active"?

    I may be getting one of these for myself next week, but I would like to hear the thoughts of someone who has actually had an Afterburner and a Combustion in their hands.

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