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Dingwall T-Bird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by silky smoove, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Not sure if this has been discussed before, but I caught this on the Dingwall forums last night:


    Sheldon's post is the 4th down along with some sketches of how he would do a Dingwall T-Bird.

    I don't own a Dingwall, nor do I own a T-Bird. That said, they are both designs that I absolutely love and this really hits the nail on the head in both departments.

    Can we get a petition going so Sheldon will start building these? :bassist:
  2. 2minkey


    Apr 23, 2006
    that design looks sooooo cool. i'd be on one lickety-split.
  3. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    A T-bird would be most welcome in my Dingwall family!!!
  4. HogieWan


    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    that body style fits the fanned fret look really well.
  5. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    Yeah it's a cool design and if it comes out I know I'll have to spend more money that I don't have on it :) I mean, I already need a SJ5 and a Z3.
  6. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I'm already in love with the Afterburner models... This would mean 2 Dingwalls that I'd be forced to buy... not sure if that's a good thing, a bad thing, or a great thing.
  7. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    reverse super-J headstock FTW!!!

    I am not a huge T-bird lover, but these look like they would be awesome.
  8. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    This would be a good follow up to the Combustion. It would be cool to have a lower cost passive option.
  9. Rich L

    Rich L

    May 17, 2006
    Ft Myers, FL
    I'll take 2 please! :hyper:
  10. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    See, I told you my GAS-free state wouldn't last long. Where do I sign up for one.
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I'm not the ideal Dingwall customer, and that's OK, but if he made this T-Bird in a 35-32 fan and at the Combustion price point, I'd be all over it.
  12. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    Yup and I would put some Chromes on there immediately.:hyper:

  13. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I agree except opposite. A Dingwall would be most welcome in my Tbird family :)
  14. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    This is the 1st fan-fret design I've seen which looks 'right'! :)
  15. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Funny, my dream bass is a five string, fanned fret Explorer - this is pretty close.
  16. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    The fanned fret design makes sense with the body style
  17. GOTTA go with the reverse headstock version!!
  18. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    I'd hit it.
  19. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    Hey, a question for you: T-Birds are mostly used by rock bassists, right? As a rock bassist, would you feel less/more intimidated by fanned frets on a T-Bird?

    To re-phrase it: would you rather buy a T-Bird as your first fanned fret, compared to classic body shapes? Also, what scale range would you prefer? Long-scale 5 string Dingwalls are 37"-34", SuperJ5s are 35"-32".

    I was just wanderin'. How about the middle: 36"-33" 5 string, 35.25"-33" 4 string?
  20. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I dont think you could answer that without trying it. If it feels good it would pay off in many respects. Sonically & upper access. Add Lull pickups & all mahogany construction and you are there.

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