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


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  1. Iv@N

    Iv@N

    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    Congratulations!!
     
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  2. Peter Lufrano

    Peter Lufrano Blues. and nothing but the Blues. Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Berkeley, CA
    Looks pretty good to me! Congratulations!
     
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  3. Random ABHS pic because it's Thursday, I guess...:rolleyes:
     

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  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I think that the problem here that to fit a one piece pickguard to an AB with the neck joint that goes all the way to the neck pickup...means you'll have to pretty invasively alter the neck. It will mean carving down the visible front of the heel of the bass to fit underneath the pickguard. This is less a pickguard customization issue and more of a custom neck issue.
     
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  5. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    That's a SUPER nice pair of dingwalls!
     
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  6. reddavid

    reddavid Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Wayne, PA
    mmmm... Root Beer. Nice
     
  7. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    Nice! What is the fretboard wood on the P?

    Clear picture of the slight difference in placement of the P pups on a Super J vs Super P.

    What’s the weight difference?
     
  8. Iv@N

    Iv@N

    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    What strings are on the SJ? :)
     
  9. FerK

    FerK Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Switzerland
    Oh, I don't plan to do any modifications to the neck at all. I thought I could do either a 2-part pickguard, or do as Ayumu and partly cover the neck joint (if possible, given the shape of the fingerboard towards the neck joint).
     
  10. Waltsdog

    Waltsdog Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Ottawa, ON
    TI flats on the SJ and I just put a fresh set of Dingwall strings on the Super P.
     
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Take a look at a close up of the neck joint. It curves down to the face of the bass body, and may sit slightly 'proud' even when flat, IIRC.

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    To cover it entirely up to the fretboard edge would take some doing. You could start the guard down around the start of the carve for the trussrod access, if you don't mind it not quite laying flat there. The other options are 2pc. or just a small one below the neck/pickups.
     
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  12. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    It looks like that’s what was done on Ayumu’s AB. I like that look, too. The plain maple neck joint always bugged me. The blacked out option is slightly better, but the pickguard covering the joint wins for me. Even with the truss rod access, it looks crisp and clean.

    And great playing on the video, as always!

    I gotta get my tap going.
     
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  13. Iv@N

    Iv@N

    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    I just placed an order for a Super PJ

    Super P4
    PJ option
    Swamp Ash body
    Wenge Neck
    Jazz Bass neck profile
    Natural to Edgeburst color
    Satin Finish
    Perloid Block inlays (white)
    Luminlay Side dots (green)

    Somebody please help me endure the waiting period :laugh:
     
  14. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Shouldn't the instrument in your avatar help you endure the waiting period?
    Or do you no longer have it?
     
  15. Iv@N

    Iv@N

    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    I still have it :D
     
  16. FerK

    FerK Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Switzerland
    Agh, I think Ayumu's is a Z3, not an AB. Notice the mini-switches.
     
  17. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Congrats!

    I’m not sure if it’s any help but here is my process....which I made way more complicated then yours.... the fretless factor was uncharted territory for me so I had a lot of questions and requests that were pushing the boundaries of normal Dingwall specs which slowed the process. My next process has been sooo much more simple.

    Fretless process:
    Place order
    Get super excited (1 month in)
    Revisit build spec as line options where a concern(2months in)
    Remain in anticipation for response(3 months in)
    discuss options(4 months in)
    Finalize a few other options(5-6 months in)
    Wait.....patiently(6-12 months in)
    Suggest line options(12-14 months in)
    Get confirmation(15-16 months)
    Wait patiently ( 17-20 months)
    Wait anxiously (20-22 months)
    Pace back and forth talking to myself saying, “Any day now. Any day. Don’t send off that email. Well maybe. No don’t. They are super busy and working hard to get it here ASAP..... but... no... go to work now to pay for the darn thing.”(22 months to present.)

    And I won’t even mention the amount of times I have driven past L and M in the last 2 weeks conveniently at the same time as a purple tot truck was leaving the parking lot.

    Soooo.... I’m sure yours should go a little better then this experience. Lol.


    The next one is much better as I’ve had a good year or so to think about a dream bass I didn’t think I’d get to build but then suddenly could.

    Iron out doable details(1 month)
    Wait for July due date. (Snagged a dealer que)
    Fingers crossed within 5 months I’ll be finished with the waiting game......

    Until next time.
     
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  18. Iv@N

    Iv@N

    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    22 months!? You should get an award :roflmao:
     
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  19. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Nope. Not a Z.
    Switches are available on any Canadian model. Except not sure on a P
     
  20. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Ha! Maybe I should.

    It torture Ivan!!!!! Torture.

    Actually 22 days and it will be 24 months since commencement
     
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