NBD: My Big Green Al, and I'm Dargie Delighted!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scuzzy, Sep 20, 2018.


  1. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    So, a few years back I made an adult (with wife and kid on the way) decision to sell off my lovely MM Big Al bass to pay off a student loan, and I went on the cheap with an LTD vintage-204. it was a lovely bass. Since that time, my financial situation has improved, we have 3 kids, and life is good. I did some wheelin-&-dealin on a few basses and I had some spare economy to deal with. I wanted a Reflex or a Big Al again. I found this one on the ernie ball forums and paid the man.

    Its the limited edition Dargie Delight SSS 4-string Big Al with Ebony fretboard and very nice abalone fancy-pants inlays. I was interested to see that it came with TI Flats installed. I will give them a trial run this evening at rehearsal, as it is my first experience with these highly touted strings. the bass is in near mint shape, with minor swirling on the pickguard only. the color is wild. very cool, very unique shifting going on. enjoy the pics, i'm gonna go play!

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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hey, that's the one I want! @Joe Nerve likes those too!
    Cool bass. I'm sure you two will be very happy together.:thumbsup:
     
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  3. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    Lompoc, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    I never knew those color shifted orange - noice.

    One of the few basses that I periodically think I should try and pick up. I dig the Big Al SSS thing...
     
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  4. jakka1

    jakka1 Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    Kansas
    Nice job on capturing the color shift! I've always wondered what color they shifted to. I've only seen pics in their green state. Enjoy!!!
     
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  5. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    thank you all. this one sounds as good as the first, but it plays nicer. the neck just feels better. i typically prefer maple and ebony over rosewood, and the last one was rosewood. very nice fretwork on this one.
     
  6. Great acquisition! Congrats! The color is stunning. drool
    Would love to try one of these. Don't care for the body shape though.
     
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  7. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    City 17
    Wow cool bass, way cool finish!
     
  8. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    So rad! love it and especially in Dargie green
     
  9. WhtMtnGrv

    WhtMtnGrv Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2015
    Crestline, CA
    Noiccccceeeeee
     
  10. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Very cool bass, Congrats!
    I have always loved the DD green but all these years and I never realized that it was a color shifting paint.
     
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  11. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Amazing. Congratulations
     
  12. That's pretty badass. So much win. Love the finish. Congrats and enjoy.
     
  13. mikewalker

    mikewalker

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Magnificent! Like the inlays, too :)
     
  14. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Houston
    My Dargie Delight Bongo is the best bass I own. Congrats
     
  15. BOOG

    BOOG

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Wow!
     
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Way to be an awesome dad/husband!

    Wicked cool bass.
     
  17. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I love my Big Al SSS, but that. . . that is one step beyond! Nice catch!
     
  18. Gizmot

    Gizmot

    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    BEAUTIFUL!

    Whenever I get another bass, I’m getting a version of green if at all possible.
     
  19. jshinal

    jshinal

    May 28, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    I finally got to hear one of these live over Labor Day at a local festival. Best of all he was playing through my amp on the backline. I was completely knocked out by the huge vivid tones he got in every setting. Congrats on a beautiful instrument.
     
  20. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Thank you all again.

    Just got back from rehearsal. I believe the TI's will be staying for the time being. They are giving me a nice sound. Overall, couldn't be happier with the bass. Sits well on the strap, not really heavy, and the neck is great. It's got that matte velvety feel and the ebony board takes it a bit further.

    The color is great. You get shades of green mostly, and at the extremes it can be gold/orange, but it's not normally displaying those hues. Looked nice under the lights!
     
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