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Fanned Fret Bass Besides Dingwall/LeCompte?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nonfatmatt, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. On Wednesday I went out to Bass and Beyond in Rancho Cordova, CA (great store, btw, if you get a chance). I had had some problems finding a bass that really played right to me and finally got a chance to sit down with a Dingwall Afterburner 6. The fanned frets totally changed the way I looked at bass, as I had had some real ergonomic problems with the way I was playing. However the afterburner is out of my budget a bit so I was wondering if there was a bass that had the same system that was in the $1500 or so range. I did see the LeCompte model but those are around 2300 or so, and the Dingwall was 2700.
  2. mark roberts

    mark roberts Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    Run your ideas by Chris Stambaugh at Stambaugh Designs.

    I am playing a fan 9-string now and he will be starting a fan 10-string for me this Fall.
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Look for an afterburner on the used market. I've seen them in the $1500-1800 range. They are rare, though.
  4. tripb19

    tripb19 Camel - Camel

    Jun 18, 2005
    Melbourne, Aus
    You'll definately be looking at the used market for that price range.
  5. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Save your money and watch Ebay and TB classifieds like a hawk. You won't find anything else that plays like a Dingwall.
  6. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    Cliff Bordwell.
  7. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
  8. conventional? Charlie Hunter's 8-strings aren't exactly "conventional"...
  9. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    I've been really interested in Dingwalls the past few weeks.
  10. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Charlie Hunter's guitars are not conventional. The basses on the other hand are on the conventional side IMHO. Esp the retrofit bass necks
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Go with the Dingwall...why pick a builder who has little or no experience with the ins and outs of fanned frets when you can have one built by the man who deals with them every day?

    Experience does count for something.
  12. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    bassandbeyond.com is accepting pre-orders for Super J5.
  13. CB, Conklin, and Stambaugh are the ones I'd go with.
  14. distrot


    Mar 26, 2007
    bee bass will hook ya up with a fanned, but it wound be for 1500 haha

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