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My Dingwall Just Arrived

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jefft54, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Last week I posted a poll to upgrade my bass. I didn't include a Dingwall but it was suggested by several TB'rs and before I knew it, I had ordered a Super J from Vintage Bass Company. Well, it just arrived at my door. I opened up the case and just stared in awe! It's the most beautiful bass I've ever seen. Without even plugging it in, a few times up and down the strings and the fanned frets felt as natural as standard. Plugged it in, tuned it up and started to play the sweetest axe I've had my hands on. I don't know yet what all the tone options are but I got great mids for slap as well as a nice low P-bass sound (Its a P/J config) and traditional jazz. The neck is thin like a jazz and smooth and fast and feels like a babies behind. I am absolutely amazed at the quality, feel, looks, everything. I can't begin to describe how it feels in my hands. OK, OK, I'm getting carried away. Here's a link for those who haven't seen the pictures.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v...o PJ/?sc=1&multi=13&addtype=local&media=image
    :bawl: I'm so happy I'm going to cry :bawl:
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars


    I Know that feeling, and its the best in the world.

    Keep us updated on the bass and how you like it. Once you've spent some quality time with it I'd love to see a full review posted.
  3. Thanks. When I've had a chance to play it more, I'll give a review. I'm sure there are a lot of people, like me, who just are not familiar with Dingwall and/or the fanned frets. I wonder If I could just sleep with it? :rollno:
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Now you just have to torch it with a flamethrower to rid it of the Dude cooties ;)

    Very nice looking bass- first P I've seen on a fanned fret.
  5. Congrats! I've been eyeing that one over on the other forum. What a beauty!! :)
  6. rontalsaurus


    Aug 19, 2002
  7. You know, I don't recall seeing a picture of Steve licking it. Maybe he doesn't do that anymore.:p
  8. Looks like Steve's getting another Super J in blue.:hyper:
  9. Greenman


    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    The quality and craftmanship look supperb.

  10. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Sweet dude! I played a Super J at Dingwall's shop in the fall. It's an amazing instrument. Congrats!
  11. It's funny, but you can actually FEEL the quality. It's like it morphs through physically. Never felt like this when I held my Fender.:hyper:
  12. Jef-
    Congrats on getting a great bass. Keep on playing- the fanned frets are absolutely no problem.
    I know you'll dig the tone, esp consider soloing the rear J pickup, its got so much jaco-esque burp in it that its a slappers dream. One thing I find w/ other SuperJ Players is that we play these basses in passive mode, just because the pickups sound so great.

    Lastly, once you get your hands on a bass like this, your other basses will sit idling in the closet and next thing you know they'll be Ebay material
  13. I've put in a few hours with it now and I don't see any problem with the frets. Play is very comfortable and seems to be easier on my wrist.

    I haven't worked much yet with solo'd pups but I will certainly try your suggestions. The pups sound great active and passive. So far the variety of tones I've gotten are exactly what I was looking for.

    That's hysterical you said that. I JUST finished putting my Lakland Skyline 55-01 in its gigbag and into the closet. Don't get me wrong, the Laki is a great instrument, just not a Super J. AND, it will be going up for sale here at TB before it hits ebay. Just haven't taken the time to post it because I'M HAVING TOO MUCH FUN PLAYING MY DINGWALL...whew :eek: :rollno: :scowl:
  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars

    Funny you say this, because I have a 73P, a 92 MIA Jazz, a fretless Jazz and a PRS, all sitting in a closet too. every once in a while I break one out and about 20 minutes later I put it down and pick up the Dingwall...and it just feels and sounds sooo much better.
  15. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Funny, I own two basses right now. One is for sale.... the other is a Dingwall :)
  16. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Also funny...I used to have to change bass strings every 3 weeks or so.

    My Dingwall strings, on the other hand, last me about 5 months a set. I just reordered for the first time.
  17. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    Holy crap, that pickguard is HOT!
    Smokin' bass...
  18. If anyone is intersted in a Lakland Skyline 55-01 in near new condition, pm me. I'll put it into the For Sale forum as soon as I can. My wife just came home from work and just smiles as she watches me playing the Ding. I guess I must look contented.:D

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