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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30

    iTrader: 12 (100%)

    What a beautiful day! Rickenbacker/Dingwall content!

    Since this has been the first really really nice day in ages, I decided to spend some time outside today.

    There's the shed I helped my stepdad build last summer (and by helped, I balanced boards and held and moved shit while he did the actual building):

    I figured, why the hell not take some nice pictures of the two new basses I've snagged to close out my gear whoring before I enter the poverty of grad school?

    Gracie decided she wanted to help. Note the CamryOvDoom in the background, complete with the high-performance totally-necessary-for-grip rear spoiler

    "What's that girl? You smell something awesome?"

    Must be this:

    Whatever it is, it's not the Prius in the background. That isn't mine

    Thanks to Kevin (Crucified) for selling me this Ric 4003. It is a seriously awesome rock machine, but also does some great "traditional" sounds as well.

    The vintage aesthetic also fits in well with my mother's antique-filled front hall.

    Note the picture of the kid with the 'fro in the background: that's my younger brother, and yes his 'fro is that big.

    Anyways, at this point Gracie started getting bored.

    My mother decided to come out and comfort her. If anyone was wondering where I got my hair from, well, here's the answer.

    Anyways, onto the new gem. Say hello to the Dingwall Afterburner Elite!

    Gotta love that top. Beautiful wenge fingerboard too.

    Yes Mike, there is no drop top. Bite me

    Better upper-fret access than a huge majority of guitars too.

    Awesome neck volute.

    Full shot:

    Dingwall Specs:
    -Alder Body w/quilted maple top
    -5-piece maple neck with wenge fingerboard
    -34-37" scale
    -2 Dingwall FD-1 pickups, Hipshot hardware
    -Passive electronics (volume, 4-way rotary selector, tone, passive mid scoop switch, Neutrik locking jack)

    Seriously lightweight, incredibly playable, and really well balanced. Exudes quality at every turn. The engineering that went into this bass is amazing, from the recessed tuners to the unique bridge design that has the strings sitting in the "V" between a pair of stainless steel riser screws.

    There are a wide range of sounds available, and that low B is a freaking clear, clean sledgehammer. I don't really like a lot of five-string basses as they tend to feel like "4+1 string" basses due to the way you have to treat the low B differently; no concerns of this with the Dingwall. It's really easy to play too, I have small hands and adapted almost immediately. Amazing bass.

    The 4003 has the Afterburner beat in terms of 'vintage' sounds and aggressive growl, while the Dingwall is more modern, clean, clear, and 'polite.' Two totally different awesome flavors, and I'm unbelievably happy (and lucky) to own both of these basses.

    Thanks for reading!
    Too much focus leads to tunnel vision
    Too much faith leads to religion
    Too much knowledge leads to confusion
    Too many guitar lessons lead to jazz-fusion

  2. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Victoria, BC
    ME: KxK customs
    Rig: Verellen Amps

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    uhg, I have sellers remorse on that ricky. I loved that bass. That dingwall is also nicer than mine. It's settled, we have to fight.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Someone has to say it.

    Damn dude, your mom is fine. :drewssister3way:

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
    MA: Martin D-28
    Rig: Mesa/Boobies Stiletto

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    ^ Beat me to it.
    Division: American Metal without the suck.

    So live for today,
    Tomorrow never comes.
    Die young, die young,
    Can't you see the writing in the air?
    Die young, gonna die young,
    Someone stopped the fair.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Austin, TX
    ME: 90 RG570
    Rig: Digitech GSP2101

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    Are those Hipshots reversible like Sperzels? If so, why the hell don't they make their guitar tuners like that???

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
    ME: ESP Maverick
    Rig: 6505~(some pedals)~Orange

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    You really have your mother's hair.
    President - Reverse Headstock Lover's Club

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    What's your address, and when will you be out of town?

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    God, that Dingwall is so hot. Your mom's easy on the eyes, too!

    <-- old.

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