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Stolen Dingwall AB1

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Gear' started by Siri, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Siri


    Sep 26, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    My Dingwall AB1 5 string in beautiful Honey Amber Burst with black hardware, serial #3870 was stolen out of my house in Portland OR, along with some other personal stuff on sunday, 11-24-2013. Dingwall soft gig bag. In excellent shape. Bought it of TB a few years back.

    Dealing with the Police and Insurance Co now. Yeah.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated. Dan Fisher

    http://s854.photobucket.com/user/danfisher108/library/Dingwall AB1?sort=3&page=1
  2. Sheldon D.

    Sheldon D.

    Oct 3, 2001
    Really hate to hear this has happened to you. Please post it on the Dingwall club thread and also on our forum. I think to this date of the few basses and guitars that have been stolen, all have eventually been found.
  3. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    I hope they catch the thief/thieves and he/she gets some time in the cell to think about changing their lifestyle.
  4. Siri


    Sep 26, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks guys.
  5. Jeff Roller

    Jeff Roller Jeff Roller Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Maryville, TN

    What the thief has on their hands is not a shiny yellow bicycle he can paint black and resell.

    Or a run of the mill ,fill in the ______ bass either, Dingwalls get noticed, and yours will turn up!

    Good luck, and I hope they catch the scumbag....
  6. Siri


    Sep 26, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    Yes, they stole the wrong bass. A very unique one that will draw attention, especially with the fanned frets.

    I had 4 basses including the AB1 in cases leaning up against the living room wall and a 1981 G&L L1000 out on a stand. Of course they take the Dingwall...
  7. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    That stinks.

    Sounds like they knew exactly which bass to take.

    May your Dingwall find its way back to you!
  8. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long Supporting Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    Things like this make me very angry. I'll take note on any Honey Amber serial numbers.

    How old is the bass? Does it have a BluEQube switch? Are the neck and the headstock painted black? Are pickups rectangular or rounded?

    Here's a pic of an older, and here's a pic of a newer AB-I. Note how the new AB-I does not have a BluEQube switch, has the headstock/neck heel painted black and a more rounded pickup shape. These changes happened over a long period of time so your bass may have none, some of all of them.
  9. Siri


    Sep 26, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks for the photos Bocete. I had the older model shown in the photo; unpainted neck, headstock and neck heal. 3 knobs and 1 switch. Rectangular pickups. Year unknown. It has a quilt maple top with a lovely red yellow sunburst. Dingwall calls it Honey Amber.