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Dingwall Owners Club

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

  1. NDBD! Picked up a Ferrari Green NG2 to give me a proper backup until 2019, when Canada Post will make all my dreams come true! :D

    New Green Bass.
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  2. Is it weird that I'm already considering a 4-string AB as well? :D
  3. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Not at all, my man! I'm primarily a 5-stringer, but I've been playing more 4-string lately, and I've always wanted a 6-string, so I went ahead and ordered 4 ABZs-a 4, two 5s, and a 6! I'm 95% sure I'll probably sell one of the 5-strings(I didn't think that part all the way through. It seemed like a great idea at the time...LOL!). I originally ordered a D-Bird Standard for my 4-string, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted an ABZ 4.

    I really thought I'd be ok waiting for these, because I've got awesome basses to play now, but seeing all of the killer Dingwalls that are getting posted is really giving me anxiety...Thanks, guys. LOL!
  4. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    Love it. So used to seeing Dingwalls in pristine condition but this looks cool and it would be great to see more road-worn examples.
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  5. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Not at all! I love Sheldon's 4 string basses, even in the longscale platform. For a while, I found it easier to sing and play using a 4 string with a drop D tuner. Now I am just playing 5's because I can. :smug:
  6. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Man, when those 4 drop, it's going to be like Christmas on steroids!!:hyper::bassist:
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  7. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    I'd love to add a 4 string to the collection at some point. Actually, two 4s: a long scale for detuning anywhere from D to B standard, with 3 pickups of course (if a sweet deal on a Combustion 3X came around when I actually have money again [like that'll ever happen], I'd probably get it refinished to match my SP5 or maybe go for a sunflower yellow to match my super cool vintage Schwinn Breeze bike) and a Super J for standard tuning.

    I think before I buy another bass, however, I'm going to slowly rebuild my pedalboard from the tiny collection I have now, then invest in a really nice electric guitar, and then something like a Kemper, Axe FX, or Helix; and then expand my home studio; and then... and then... and then...

    But first I've got to finish my PhD. I'll be back in the US in September, and heading to Los Angeles and Nashville over the next year, so I'd love to get together with any Dingwallers (Dingwallians? Dingwallists? Dingwallites?) around those parts.
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  8. I might just buy an NG2 4 as soon as I can afford it... possibly an NG3 4, even.
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  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Yeah, I was going to say that. People should put up their well played Dingwalls. I also have a voodoo prims that shows a serious amount of play wear.

    Last night, Roanoke VA:

  10. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    PhD. in what field?

    There's always a 'money sink'... :cool:
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    PhD in funky beard and bowler.
  12. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    The rest of it looks completely mint, but some heavy playing by the original owner did this:

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  13. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    Close. Since shaving my head again the bowler is a touch large. Gotta have it steamed to get it fitting again.

    I’m doing a PhD in Ethnomusicology. My student profile (https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/happ/...chStudentProfiles/JacobPosega-studentprofile/) outlines the details of my project,albeit it is more refined now since actually writing my full on proposal.
  14. Merovign


    Dec 25, 2015
    Just got my ng-3!

    A little bit confused to how the pickup control on the ng-3 works. can anyone shed some light on that?
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  15. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
  16. tree_trunker


    Mar 17, 2017
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  17. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016

    If it has the standard(not d bird) rotary selector then yes
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  18. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Forget about all the damn pup selector nonesense, we need to see pictures!!:D:hyper: SO we can drooldrooldrooldrooldrool!
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  19. Merovign


    Dec 25, 2015
    Thanks! A little bummed at the lack of series with the bridge/middle. Is there any way to do it like so:

    1) Bridge
    2) Bridge Middle series
    3) Bridge Neck series
    4) all 3
    5) Neck

    Also, PICS and sorry for the potato quality.

    edit: does anyone have any idea for a shorter strap? I currently have mono big betty with the tail end knotted up to make it even shorter. I'm a pretty short guy (5'6/1.7m) and i usually swing it pretty high up.

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  20. The only way would be having a luthier reroute the pickups, adding a 5-way switch. It's a very simple fix if you want to do it.

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