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That man in brown is my best friend


davio

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Hi, I'm Dave and I have an addiction.

 

Group: "Hi Dave."

 

I've been clean for exactly 3 years (and a couple days, actually). But I recently fell off the wagon. Fortunately, I no longer have any desire to get back on that wagon. It sucked and all my frets were parallel.

 

Yeah, that's right.

 

I did it. Same model as my old one but rather than a plain top with black burst it's a flame maple top with a purple finish.

 

I just finished giving it a proper setup (I don't know what the last owner was thinking...bad buzz on every fret, no relief at all and bridge saddles almost all the way down) and a thorough cleaning and polishing. It has a few small battle scars but it gives it personality (and I can't complain at the price I got it for).

 

Look....drool...and shed a tear for yourself because you can't have it.

 

Behold the glory of the Dingwall Afterburner I!

 

 

 

 

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o92/shadow1784/Dingwall/Picture001.jpg

 

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o92/shadow1784/Dingwall/Picture002.jpg

 

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o92/shadow1784/Dingwall/Picture003.jpg

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Very nice... I even like the color.

Never played a bass with a fanned fretboard but a friend has an acoustic guitar that has one. Interesting, and I think it would take some getting used to...

 

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Very nice... I even like the color.

Never played a bass with a fanned fretboard but a friend has an acoustic guitar that has one. Interesting, and I think it would take some getting used to...

 

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It takes all of 30 seconds of closing your eyes while you play. After a few minutes it feels more natural than parallel frets.

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Congrats on the new fish Davio.

I have been interested in the whole fanned fret thing. Ed Friedland had a Dingwall Super J for awhile and I got to handle it but of course it was impossible for me to play it upside-down :(

 

It was very well made and sounded great but it seemed to me to be most effective for a 5+ stringed instrument moreso than a 4 (I could be mistaken of course)

 

None the less, enjoy your new bass!

 

 

Cheers!

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...but of course it was impossible for me to play it upside-down :(

One of the unfortunate side effects of it.

 

It was very well made and sounded great but it seemed to me to be most effective for a 5+ stringed instrument moreso than a 4 (I could be mistaken of course)

It's more effective on 5+ stringed basses but it still accomplishes much on a 4.

 

I first tried a 5-string Dingwall (same model again) at my first LDL gathering:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/atmofmn/BC/BC3.jpg

 

Funny enough, I ended up with the same model bass and I later bought the cab that's right by my knee in that pic (it had been there for a while).

 

I later played a fretless SuperJ 4-string and thought it was everything I liked about J basses with none of the crap. I'm sure it would be a challenge, Basshappi, but you should keep your eye out for a lefty SuperJ and see if you can get a proper feel for it.

 

Or you could just go crazy and buy one and know that you'd get your money's worth out of it or you could easily get back the money you put into it if you bought used. There was a thread on the Dignwall forum a few weeks ago about owners who have bought these basses sight-unseen. The vast majority of us have.

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