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Fanned fretboard.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by felixxx, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Hi
    Since Dingwall announced the Combustion model I have been thinking about it. I read a lot of posts about the fanned fretboard and pretty much everybody said that it's pretty easy to get used to it. Which is not surprise because it looks so natural.
    The question I have is actually the opposite one. How easy is to get back to normal fretboard after you played fanned one? Can you just go from one bass to another, or is that hard to do?
  2. It's not bad, just makes you want to get back to your Dingwall as soon as possible. The effortless upper range is what really catches me off guard when I go back to my Jazz from my Super J and Prima.
  3. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I borrowed a Dingwall 5 string for a rehearsal to check them out and switched back and forth between the Dingwall, my Ibanez SR505, my P and my Mustang 4 strings with no issues at all.
  4. I play a Dingwall fretless 5 string ABI and for almost 2 yrs switched back and forth 4 times a nite w/ a Fender Urge bass (until Sheldon made me the Superj bass). So not only was i going from a 32" scale Fender but then to a 37" scale fretless. The biggest issue i had was, remembering i had a 5 string in hand, swaping is no big thing.
    Just practice it
  5. RichC123


    Jan 16, 2006
    The biggest problem you'll have is NOT wanting to go back to a straight fret bass.

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