Last Friday I was loaded up and backing out of the driveway, headed for the Fri-Sat gig, when the Brown truck pulled up with THE PACKAGE, an Ebay acquisition...my first Dingwall. Already running late, I rearranged an already crowded pickup, stacked the Dingie on top (still in the box), and began the 2 hour drive. No time to take a peek inside the box. Arrghh! The show went very well. After playing the first two sets with "the old bass" (I'm gonna miss her ), and a couple of shots of courage, I unveiled DA AHFTAHBUNNAH! Strapped it on, tuned up, found the volume knob, and let 'er rip. It played like a buttered piano. Easy on the hands, with a comfortable neck and perfect (for me), uniform string tension. It's not heavy, and has good balance. With a clear and pronounced G string, a Cyclopean B string, and everything good in between, even the drummer was impressed . Saturday night was all Dingwall. The "Old Bass" sat in the corner like a stepchild with a permanent time-out. The Afterburner I is just a great piece of work. My Z1 savings took a major hit when I pressed BUY IT NOW, but I just couldn't wait.