Subtle fanned-fret instrument?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eublet, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    Is there a fanned-fret instrument out there that is less extreme than Dingwall? What I mean is, less fanning. I'm thinking of a 5 string that went from around 32 or 33" on the G to 35" on the low B. Should provide a good medium compromise without making the frets so screwy up high for chord playing.
  2. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    Lomo has a CB 32-35" scale. IMO the angles will still be the same though. The SJ5 will be 32-35".

  3. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Wait for the Dingwall Super J 5. The fanning on the Super Js is less extreme than the Afterburners and Z series and I believe they are actually taking order for the Super J 5 now.
  4. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    +1 I have a 32-35" fanned CB that kills and an SJ5 ordered-the first ones are now in the building phase. Sheldon has some preliminary pics up on the Dingwall site in the thread called "SJ5 Info". They'll be 32-35", 19mm @the bridge, tone chambered bodies, maple or morado boards. Initially only JJ, with PJ coming later. I've been waiting for about a year and I'm so &^%# itchy for this it's killin' me. There's much more to Dingers than the fan. The workmanship, electronics, neck, etc are all amazing IME.