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wild looking dingwall (pic)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by egotistical, Feb 3, 2005.


  1. PhunkyElephant

    PhunkyElephant

    Oct 9, 2004
    Oh, good gracious! I'm GASsing for one so much right now! Kind of reminds me of the Stevens Guitars Slanted model bass...:cool:
     
  2. I believe that was actually built by Jack Read. I've seen it advertised for sale several times.
     
  3. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ..."Sexy"...for a pimp...


    ~S~
     
  4. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Thats not a Dingwall as posted above. Its just a Fanned Fret bass.
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Yup and that same owner had a Bone Avatar 12'er fretted-to fretless SC bass as well... Can't remember which TB'er it was, but it has been on BassGear a couple times... Definitely Made by Jack Read IIRC.

    Sweet looking bass, like the chickenhead knobs and Sperzals... nice touch.
     
  6. Sweet looking bass..... but not a Dingwall.

    Sheldon Dingwall's Jazz inspired basses (tentativiely called a SuperJ) are not available yet, however there is a photo of one of his prototypes floatin around
     
  7. Sheldon D.

    Sheldon D.

    Oct 3, 2001
    Jack Read is correct.

    I was just thinking about him this morning. Great guy.
     
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    According to the current ebay auction, the bass was made by Jack Read, but the fret slots were cut by Sheldon D. However unlikely that may sound.
     
  9. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    So how about it, Sheldon-- true or not? To quote the auction:
     
  10. I'm betting that Sheldon did the slotting.
     
  11. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    /agree, he uses a CNC machine, so prolly not a hard thing for him to do :)
     
  12. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Does he use CNC for slotting? Very cool if that's the case.
     
  13. Sheldon D.

    Sheldon D.

    Oct 3, 2001
    We did do a custom slotting job on a BE maple fingerboard for Jack a couple of years ago. It's probably this one, but I can't say for sure.

    We'll use CNC for custom one-off slotting using a .025" router bit, but it's slow. For production slotting, we make a fixture for our fret slotting saw which is a manual machine.
     
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    When doing a custom slot job on a manual machine, what measurements do you need to be supplied with in order to make precise slots?
     
  15. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.

    Cool, I wasnt 100% :)