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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FroggyOne2, Jan 7, 2008.
Thanks for the clarification, and may I say that is a VERY sharp bass.
Well i went there today. Unfortunately you cannot plek a multi scale instrument at this point. The plek machine just got an update last week to analyse multi scale instrument, but it can't do any fret levelling. At least not right now. Maybe the update to do it might come out at some point.
It's pretty cool for parallel fretted instruments, though
I really don’t have any issues past the nut like you describe. I would be interested in a picture of you hand position.
Keep in mind...my initial comments about upper fret access and especially fit and finish...those were based on comparisons to my Canadian basses. The D-Roc compares favorably, regardless of price point, but the Canadians are just flawless.
So did the analysis say anything special ?
The nut slots were carved too low, there was too much bow in the neck and frets around 1-4 + upper frets need some levelling.
We corrected the nut, but now i feel it might be a touch too high or maybe i just got used to the feeling of it before.
I also installed DW nickel strings for the 1st time and I'm really liking the tone so far.
They also seem to give the bass a lot more output compared to other strings I've tried
You might try emailing Mike Lull’s shop about Pleking your Dingwall.
Have you plek’d your Dingwalls there?
I believe so. I had them work on my main gigging SJ4, installing block inlays, Luminlay markers, and converting it the “PJ” pickups. They did a refret at the same time and my understanding is that they Plek all their refretting work.
I may have undersold here. My D-Roc Standard is a seriously great bass. Unfortunately, it will be November 30 before I get it onstage. The only electric bass show I have before then is the Bluebird, and that is either the M-85 or fretless. My November shows are almost all upright bass shows.
The color of mine looks a bit different. Was trying to get a fresh picture in the daylight, but lately I leave for work before the sun comes up and don’t get home until it’s alrwady gone down.
Anyway here’s a fresh picture in fairly warm light, and old one, and one from Sheldon.
I’ll send him an email. Thanks!
One of the few IMO where maple looks good on it for a fretboard
I'm honestly not a maple guy, but I love this bass (my old one hasn't been touched in almost a year). I'd even prefer a simple rosewood upgrade if it existed. And a 6x switch. And...and...and...Kidding, I'm very happy with it.
Welp - I gave in and picked up a 2nd aquamarine sparkle D-Bird off Reverb last night. Going to try to move my AB4 now: For Sale - Dingwall Afterburner 1
This bass is fantastic, I'm just obsessed with the D-Bird ergonomics. The looks aren't too bad either
So yeah, I'll be the guy with two sparkly blue D-Birds for the foreseeable future. One BEAD-Bird and one AEAD-Bird.
I was kind of wondering this when you said you were doing it. I'd always been led to believe that they don't handle multiscale instruments.
Uber-fretless-C2 is in the office with me today...
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There was a nice white combustion with a rosewood neck on Vancouver Island not long ago. But had the rectangle pickups which are hard on the fingers
3rd time lucky I snatched a different Combustion (v1) with rosewood fingerboard so might part with my Nolly now
Didn't you notice it before going to the shop ?
Bow is easy to correct, but how did you fix the nut ?
The neck was pretty straight, but apparently there was more room for it to move after correcting the nut.
They added a slim layer of wood beneath it to raise the overall height and then corrected the height
Sooooo, it turns out Ducati White has a very complex character. I tried to capture the depth and ‘sparkliness’. I think it is exactly what you’re going for!