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Old 03-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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NBD - Combustion!

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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well god damn.. thats really very nice. how are you finding the frets?
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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very nice! HNBD!
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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Awesome, always wanted to try one.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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Looks interesting, but I like it. Nice choice! To quote Moody_Git, how are you finding the fanned frets?
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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The frets are lovely and add a lot of comfort that is hard to describe. It's definitely one of those things you need to try to believe, but as most people say, everyone that's tried one has sworn by them.

I actually had my eye on something with tighter string spacing but a lot of the fast prog-metal stuff I play became so much easier on this bass as soon as I picked it up. I'd also heard that it took some minutes/hours to get fully used to but it took literally seconds.

I loved the feel of it a lot so decided to add the Canadian FD3 pickups (that they use in their hand-made basses) so I wasn't lacking in the sound department either!

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Old 03-12-2013, 01:17 AM   #7
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Dingwalls are often mentioned in this forum, but seldom encountered. Happy New Freaky Fret Bass Day!!! Enjoy the living shit out of it!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:57 AM   #8
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HNBD! I was a convert minuets after I tried a Combustion for the first time, and even more so after having a go on an ABII, spoiled me so much I don't think I could in good conscience buy a 5-er (for B-G tuning at least) that isn't a Dingwall. Haven't tried a 2nd run Combustion yet though, I hear they have slimmer neck profiles.

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Old 03-12-2013, 03:06 AM   #9
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Awesome! I'm always supportive of multi-scaled/fanned fretted instruments!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #10
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It deffinetly looks great! Congratulations! seems like a great bass. I'd love to give it a try
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #11
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Very, very nice. Congrats!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
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mmmmmmmmmmmmm, class
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #13
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Another win for metallic red and white pearl scratchplates :P.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #14
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That looks incredible!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:09 AM   #15
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #16
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Ive got on of these in white and with a maple neck. Amazing bass's especially for the price(i got mine secondhand). The preamps awful though.

HNBD and it looks great in red.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #17
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I've always wanted to try a bass with fanned frets. What's it like for playing chords?
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Ive got on of these in white and with a maple neck. Amazing bass's especially for the price(i got mine secondhand). The preamps awful though.

HNBD and it looks great in red.


I love the pre-amp, but I did pay extra money for the Canadian electronics!

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I've always wanted to try a bass with fanned frets. What's it like for playing chords?


It's easier in most respects, although I had heard prior to purchasing that it was going to be more difficult. The only things I've found more difficult to play are chords with harmonics in them as well. Take something like Portrait of Tracy, playing some fretted notes with harmonics was slightly more difficult. I have small hands which probably doesn't help either though.

I also found John Myung's 'Solar Groove' hard to play when he plays a "triangle" shaped 3 note chord. But I've adjusted/gotten used to it and it's now as easy as it used to be.
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