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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by monsterthompson, Mar 7, 2016.
Saw this. Nice.
Huh. I like Thunderbirds. I like Dingwalls. I like the triple pickup configuration. Not sure I like that bass, though.
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.
That is smokin.
Somebody is in trouble. His name starts with a J. And an N.
I don't like the pickguard.
Gotta say that's pretty hot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Love it! That headstock logo drool
There's no money up there anyway.
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