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Dingwall Owners Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FroggyOne2, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. natbers78

    natbers78 Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2006
    Toledo, OH
    TBH, I'm not exactly sure if it's ash or alder...I'm not the original owner. I'm guessing whatever the standard is.
    Pretty excited to get it back and take it out on gigs/rehearsals though. I SO wanted have them ship it back 2nd day, but that was pretty spendy.
  2. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I probably would have sent it there too, but shipping and possible anticipated cross border complications would make it cost prohibitive. I was even considering a refinish but I received a couple of local ball park quotes and I am not willing to pay that much in modifying an already nice bass. Natural is nice too.
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  3. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Ack. Delivery schedule went from Thursday, to Wednesday, now it is back to Thursday.
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  4. It'll be worth the wait. Took a week for my D Bird to go coast to coast too, and they also flip-flopped the delivery date!
  5. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well, FedEx says it is now available for pickup. I guess I will walk through a rip in the space-time continuum when I enter the holding facility this Wednesday afternoon and arrive on Thursday on the other side of the doorway.
  6. My Super J is famous. Sort of.

  7. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Unreal. I mean. Unreal. Like it can’t actually be real.
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  8. Nice! Congratulations.

    I can’t wait for my Purple w/wenge neck to show up.
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  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Did you get an issue yet? That would make great case candy.
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  10. I downloaded it for fun.
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  11. Best color/wood combination :hyper:
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  12. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses and Bergantino Audio Systems
    So glad it made the cross country trip safely! What do you think? :)
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  13. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    It’s possibly the “new bass smell” but this might be the best bass I’ve played. The neck reminds me of my Fretless Spector 4 J/MM, which is thin and fast. It plays itself. I’m blown away by the fact that I can play a 3rd diad into a fuzz pedal and still hear the definition. It is brighter than the one MDbass let me play, as expected because of the maple neck vs. wenge. The strings are probably different, too. It’s comfortable as can be. The pickup selection positions are quite useful for changing up tones, though the voices are relatively consistent.

    The only issues I could consider complaining about, if I had to, are that the pickups are right where I want to play when using a pick, so I need to mind my pick position to avoid hitting them. Also, because of my injury and handicap, the reach to the 1st fret on the E is a tad long. Not impossible, just a tad. Of course, I’m sure Dingwall didn’t design this bass to account for the unusual chance that a hemiplegic player wanted to give it a go. Actually, the bass has such a nice consistent voice across the fretboard, that my plan is to convert it to BEAD, so I can play higher up the neck.

    I’m really pleased. I think I’m going to sell my J, my Stingray, and possibly my Spector 5. I can’t see playing those any more, given a choice. Now, my collection is also too big for my closet, so...
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  14. matt11

    matt11 Supporting Member

    May 19, 2006
    Waited a good twelve months for this beauty I ordered through L&M in Montreal. Orange is my wife’s favorite color.... Only played it at home for a couple hours so far, but I am so amazed at how easy the fanned frets are. Really no significant difficulty adjusting. And the range of sounds! Gonna use it for worship band this week, and for some heavyish rock recording next week. Super psyched.

    35679B80-6E18-4856-B159-41972A1357DF. 52FD3174-4436-4642-AD5D-DE93B280CAC0.
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  15. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Nice! Good to see another one in the area.
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  16. Bassgeer


    Nov 6, 2011
    That is glorious!

    Nice! I am playing one of the older orange NG2s with the square pups. Planning on breaking out the router when they come out with the 3 pup conversion kits! Absolutely love this bass, crazy good dollar value for the money, and will be even more versatile with 3 pups!
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  17. NaH

    NaH Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010

  18. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    They should have dug out one of the earliest Dingwalls to appear in that!

  19. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    I know the white one was an Afterburner, an ABI I’d assume. Was the other one a Prima or a Z?
  20. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    That is a prima
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