It is almost time for my bonus to get here, and soon after that I will be buying a new(to me) bass. I have it narrowed down to these two. The difference in price will be about $800. I have never played a Dingwall, but I hope to in a few days. I have played Jeff Rader's SC5, and it blew away most other five stringers that I have played. I am sure that I would be happy with the Nordstrand, but the 'fanned fret/differing scale length for each string' Novax concept that Sheldon uses makes a lot of sense to me. One thing that I haven't liked about 35" scale basses is that the G and C(if it is a six) are very thin sounding on every one that I have played. You gain some oomph on the B and E strings, at the expense of fullness on the higher strings. So, anybody out there have experience with both of these? If so, give me a little guidance. Thanks!