Dingwall T-bird / D-bird posted on their FB page

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by monsterthompson, Mar 7, 2016.


  1. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    image.jpeg Saw this. Nice.

     
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  2. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    whoah...... drool
     
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  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Huh. I like Thunderbirds. I like Dingwalls. I like the triple pickup configuration. Not sure I like that bass, though.
     
  4. If it was blue and had a more traditional headstock, I'd be all over it. The tiny headstock kind of ruins the design for me, but it makes sense to help the instrument balance better.

    Just editing to add: I'm sure it's a top notch instrument, and I would never complain if that bass was given to me. I could never see myself shelling out the cash for a Dingwall, but I will certainly admire them from afar. Not sure100% on the looks of this one, but I bet it still kicks a lot of a** when compared to other similarly priced basses.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016
  5. TMARK

    TMARK

    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    SICK.
     
  6. spanndrew

    spanndrew

    Oct 14, 2013
    Atlanta, Ga
    Looks dope
     
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  7. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    That is smokin.
    Want now.
     
  8. Doekmeister

    Doekmeister

    Mar 8, 2016
    Whoooaaw!!
     
  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Somebody is in trouble. His name starts with a J. And an N.
     
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  10. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Ohio
    I don't like the pickguard.
     
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Gotta say that's pretty hot.
     
  12. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Any additional info on it? Electronics? Price?

    If it's somewhat reasonably priced, and there's a guarantee of no neck dive, I might sell a couple of basses. Always wanted a Dingwall, and this one might just be the one that gets me to pull the trigger.
     
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  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Sheldon's really good about engineering out things like intrinsic neck dive. Also, many fine 'real world' T-birds a bit uncomfortable, so this one has a lot of sculpting going on...should make for a better feel.

    [​IMG]

    You can also see the strap tin placement on this one...in the shadow of the neck heel.

    The 'triplebucker' has become a popular Dingwall option, and I'm sure the FD-3 pickups sound fantastic. I know they do in other basses. If they're wired internally in series they have a bunch of low mid solidness to them.

    Also, for those who are put off that it's not copy of a T-Bird or that it doesn't retain exact headstock/pickguard or whatever, remember the idea isn't to make a replica...it's to take a classic and thoughtfully and respectfully evolve it. That's what the Super-P and Super-J were all about too.
     
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  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Also, from what I understand this will supposedly be a limited Canadian run of them, then there will be a full production version out of the same factory that makes the Combustion & Nolly models, which should make it a reasonably priced (although not cheap) instrument.
     
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  15. rumblinbass

    rumblinbass

    Aug 22, 2003
    Wimberley, TX
    oh my
     
  16. steelbed45

    steelbed45 33 on Ignore Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    I guess I'd have to play it to see, but having a neck with 5 frets into the body seems like an uncomfortable reach.
     
  17. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    I follow them on instagram... I saw when they were putting the turquoise inlay in the headstock

    didn't know it was gonna be a t- bird
     
  18. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I'd want to see a pic of the back of the body at the lower horn. I know that the Super-J has the back of the horn carved out so that it's not a problem on the Jazz style body:

    4-Back.jpg
     
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  19. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Love it! That headstock logo drool
     
  20. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    There's no money up there anyway.:smug:
     
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