Jason Charles Rogers attendeerde me op FB op deze Black Beauty
Dingwall ABI 5 string
voor die lezers die zich afvragen, waarom een bas gitaar? – dat is mijn favoriete instrument, zelf heb ik een Beatlebas staan, waarop ik helaas zelf niet kan spelen.
Lightweight, easy to play, massive array of tones – this bass will take you to a new level of playability and tone. Dingwall bass are hand made using properly seasoned, instrument grade woods that are highly resonant and light in weight. The ABI uses Alder for the body and is topped with the finest quality bubinga which is finished with a very cool blackburst high gloss and adds some extra mid range to the tone of the instrument. A stunning, yet highly practical bass for most styles of music and all levels of player.
Time after time players are amazed at how easy and intuitive fan frets feel to play – most admit that it is actually easier and more natural. With the ABI Dingwall set out to create the ultimate passive bass. It’s lightweight and perfectly balanced. On stage or in the studio, perfect tone is as simple as plugging in and playing.
CORE WOOD – ALDER ON AFTERBURNER I
Alder is the traditional wood for the electric bass. It can’t be beat for a traditional warm tone with strong mids, damped highs and warm but not overpowering lows.
Dingwall made in Canada FD3-A, MACH II 4 L pickups
Glockenklang preamp with treble and bass, when in active the treble control works as a passive tone control. Volume, pickup selector (front, both series, both parallel, back) – £300 option.
Dingwall USA strings
Two piece Alder body*
5A Spalted Maple top – special manufacturers free upgrade (normal cost £400)
Blacked out headstock and heelplate (£50 option)
Magnetic battery cover
Wenge Fingerboard – satin finish, 34 – 37″, Ivoroid side dots
Novax® Fanned -Fret System™
5 piece Maple neck
Hipshot ultralight tuners (black) with Extender key on the E string (£85 option)
Custom Dingwall Bridge (Black finish)
Weight – 8lb 9oz/3.9kg
Manufactured in Canada
FD-3 4L PICKUPS ON AFTERBURNER SERIES
The FD-3 line of pickups are the direct decendents of the (F)ury (D)ingwall-1 pickups originally co-developed by Glenn MacDougall of Fury Guitar and Sheldon Dingwall. Glenn has a 40+ year career designing and building guitar and bass pickups. We take pride in our close association with both Bartolini in the past and Fury as they are among the greatest pickup designers and makers on the planet.
The FD-3 pickups feature powerful neodymium magnets, humcancelling matched-pair coils, hardened steel pole pieces and are fully shielded for ultra quiet performance. Their tone can best be described as a blend between a J and a P but with more highs, more lows and more dynamic response. The most current versions feature 4-lead wiring which enables the internal coils to be wired in either series for strong mids and high output or parallel for scooped mids and normal output.
NECK CONSTRUCTION ON AFTERBURNER I
We take neck construction very seriously due to our extensive experience in guitar repairs coupled with our geographic location and corresponding extreme climate. In my years in the guitar repair business I constantly had to deal with humidity related problems made worse by the huge temperature and humidity swings of our local climate. Many of these problems could have been minimised through simple design changes and materials choices.
Touring musicians are constantly amazed at how stable Dingwall instruments are. Many state that their Dingwall necks are as stable as their graphite necked instruments.
We’ve experimented with many different laminations and have found a 5-piece maple construction to be among the best. Years of experience have proven this design to be extremely stable and reliable while minimising dead spots.
Wenge (Wen-gay) on Lee Sklar Signature, Z Series, Afterburner I and Afterburner II
This is an interesting fretboard wood due to the alternating layers of hard and soft wood (early and late wood). The hard grain gives the tone a nice top end similar to ebony and the soft grain adds the warmth of Rosewood. It’s a great all around fingerboard wood.