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SOLD PRICE REDUCTION Dingwall Super J4 2006

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by drlndrve, Jan 3, 2018.


  1. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Price:
    $1900
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Texas
    Hi I found this beautiful Dingwall SJ4 in a brick and mortar store this summer when I was out of town. I’d never seen one before in person and jumped at the chance. I knew it was an early model, but thanks to Jeff at Dingwall, I was able to find out the following:

    “This bass was 1 of 10 Basses built for the 2006 NAMM show. That was the first year the Super J was shown at NAMM but 2005 was the first year of production.”

    Model: Super J-4
    Date: Jan 2006
    Color: 3-Tone Sunburst
    Body wood: Alder
    Neck wood: 5-Piece Maple
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Electronics: Aguilar OBP-1
    Pickups: FD4
    Hardware: Dingwall Designed/Hipshot Built

    The bass has signs of use, with a patch of scratches about the size of a quarter just below the side jack (I’ve tried rather unsuccessfully to picture it). While the headstock is free of nicks and dings, the Dingwall logo is faded. There is fine swirling visible in the finish and on the tort pickguard. I’m pretty hard on how I judge appearance (most of my past buyers have felt the basses I’ve sold them are in better shape than I’ve described)—I would give this bass a 7.5 out of 10 on the shape it’s in. No discernible chips on the headstock, no deep gouges or scratches. Tuners slightly cloudy in appearance. It’s in remarkably good condition from its previous owner.

    The bass will be shipped free to the lower 48 in a brand new Ultralight case pictured.
    I had the bass set up professionally two months ago using brand new Dingwall strings.
    Two new AA Duracells were easily replaced under the pickguard.

    As a special bonus, I’ll pitch in this new pack of Dingwall strings and Dingwall String Tree.
    The tuner posts on this model were countersunk to eliminate the need for string trees, but my tech felt it could still help with string buzz.

    I’m asking $2000 with free shipping to Conus. PayPal.
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    BE7B27A2-4587-4140-B3B4-C22C20349510. 7D7F68B7-F81F-4530-9557-187F7374F88A. 6312AE08-BACC-47D2-843B-C61CF6DA21A6. 3BDBFFDB-BBE9-4D72-8B23-ACE6B5AB2959. 9B7B1493-E157-4365-804B-21100205178E. Q DC42D955-8487-4AD2-8B46-017DBB8E1588. 6EE5BE66-B064-46FB-A2F5-D3BDA783F642. A81100EC-294B-4620-B55B-F467BE16A09B. 0D9402C9-B778-40FD-9834-297C7D8DEE28. A0060835-8F72-4840-9D6F-232A47BCFDF5. C71D9651-FDE6-49A1-AC6F-C7BAB3F0853E. 518A1D01-7677-479C-9EDC-2F16D9AC186F. 6D0333A6-6F95-4088-85FD-C646F1D5FF9F. 9BE5B817-A256-4FAC-A537-FAD2A59BF0B5. DC622E0D-616E-4BC8-82CE-46FD9B065A4A. 3899794B-0713-4B20-889B-F1D459FAF85C. 070DB900-7B0F-411F-BB5D-9D70878D245D. 5551ABEF-F771-4C5B-A769-9711FF7408CD.
     

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  2. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    I also have an early 2006 (SJ/P though with a rosewood FB) and it’s great. Absolutely the narrowest neck I’ve ever played. Fantastic body contouring and hangs on the strap beautifully. Superior QC.
    This is an unbelievably great price for someone to get into an early Canadian DW.
    I’d bet that it’s routed for a P pup as well, under the PG. Very tempted but I have my eye on a new prize and must stay focused.
    GLWTS.
     
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  3. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Thanks for affirming what I was feeling about this bass—particularly your comment about body contouring—I couldn’t agree more. I appreciate your thoughts on the price too—I figure it will be a good chance for someone to get into a DW. Appreciate your comments.
     
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  4. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Here are the Dingwall Strings and String Tree included with the bass.
    93B63C7E-4FDD-4D35-A65C-471E4FE451AD. 047144C1-D5EF-47A5-8452-60C613D57BAD.
     
  5. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Niiiiiiiiiiiice!!!
     
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  6. I have an earlier Super j as well. Everything stated above +1. I was never a J guy till I played this bass. Now it's my go to. That slim neck is so good, it even got me back into playing 4s after years of exclusively 5s.
    Great basses and $2000 is a good price for a dingwall. Mmmm good luck with the sale.
     
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  7. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California
    "A good bassist determines the direction of any band." - Ron Carter
    I bought the same bass in 2006 only it was black. Fantastic instrument. Very surprised it is still for sale. Especially at this price.
     
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  8. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Appreciate the comments—I bet it looks cool in black!
     
  9. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    +1 This is a gorgeous piece of extremely playable Dingwall history!
    And yeah - if you are the next owner of this bass and you don't bond with it, you just don't like jazz basses. :rollno:
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2018
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  10. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Wow! I should have had you title my thread...I couldn’t have said it better myself!
     
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  11. Any interest in trades?
     
  12. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Can you PM me? I only play 4’s though—thanks for your interest!
     
  13. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    lots of very nice trade offers--thanks for everyone's interest. I should say I'm mainly looking for a sale, (unless you have a Metro Sadowsky).
    However, at this point I am NEGOTIABLE
     
  14. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I confess, I love Sheldon's Super J's. I have a four (P/J) and five-string (J/J) and I really don't need this beauty in my stable, but if I were a bit richer... ;)
     
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  15. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Still available. And thanks to a comment raised above as well as a question by an interested TBr, I took off the pg and viola— it is routed for a PJ as well. Hmmm.... 0786DFB9-277A-43C2-9E51-80CE34F928AD.
     
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  16. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Deal Pending
     
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  17. drlndrve

    drlndrve one root at a time Gold Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Sold....thanks to all for the many offers and interest.
     
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  18. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    Congrats. That took way too long for a bass of this quality, at this price.
     
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