Poll: Dingwalls?
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Yes
41 54%
WTF?
35 46%
Voters: 76.
#1
http://www.dingwallguitars.com/index.html

I vote yes. I really want a combustion now...
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#3
Why do they have the frets spaced like they do? I didn't see it on their site anywhere. I'm assuming it somehow makes for better intonation or something.
#4
I voted wtf

having said that I wouldn't say no
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Why do they have the frets spaced like they do? I didn't see it on their site anywhere. I'm assuming it somehow makes for better intonation or something.


They fan for a couple of different reasons I think, one of them is that it increases the scale length as you get to lower strings. Length is 34" for the G and I think it's somewhere around 40" on the E. At least on the model I tried.

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#7
^ That longer scale seems like it could be really painful/annoying though.
#8
The slanted frets are called a multiscale.

I think they are nice but for the same reason i wont buy a bongo, i wouldn't buy a dingwall.
#13
Most of our grandparents ou great-grandparents would look at today's cars and see them as egg shaped toys.

Ergonomic thinking is progress. The fanned finguerboard is good for sound and quite logical. It definitely could ve worse, but it's supposed to be better really... just not a Fender Bass!






This harder to play... full of detuning levers and all...

There were times that electric basses had to be Fenders in the studio. We're still growing away from that, and that is good!




#15
Westone Rail Bass.... sliding pickup on a rail... beats a Kaos pad in a guitar.... maybe.
#16
That's pretty awesome, I'll have to find one somewhere to try.

Edit: Nevermind, that may be very hard to do.
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#17
I think fanned frets would do my head in.
Does anyone actually know a reason for it?

I was asking my teacher last year what the point is and even he didn't know.
...And I'm at a music college.

Different scale for each string? I guess that would sort of make sense in that the lower strings tend to generally be looser.

Also, I can imagine me with one of those.
"Oh my intonations out slightly. Well, better buy a new one"
#18
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Westone Rail Bass.... sliding pickup on a rail... beats a Kaos pad in a guitar.... maybe.


Saw one on eBay a while ago. I almost bid on it.

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I think fanned frets would do my head in.
Does anyone actually know a reason for it?

I was asking my teacher last year what the point is and even he didn't know.
...And I'm at a music college.

Different scale for each string? I guess that would sort of make sense in that the lower strings tend to generally be looser.


Thats pretty much it. If you notice, almost all Dingwalls are either 5 or 6 strings. The fanned frets let you get an amazing low B without making the other strings impossibly tight.

And they're apparently a lot easier to get used to than they look. I've never tried one but There's a place sorta kinda near my grandparents house that sells them, so I'll try one out the next time I'm up there.
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#19
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Saw one on eBay a while ago. I almost bid on it.


Thats pretty much it. If you notice, almost all Dingwalls are either 5 or 6 strings. The fanned frets let you get an amazing low B without making the other strings impossibly tight.

And they're apparently a lot easier to get used to than they look. I've never tried one but There's a place sorta kinda near my grandparents house that sells them, so I'll try one out the next time I'm up there.


^ that

Also, it's a much more ergonomic. When you move up/down the neck on on of those, your arm/wrist is moving in a natural arc-like motion, instead of having to keep your wrist straight. From what I understand, this alone makes them much easier to get used to.
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#21
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How much will this bass cost?

Which bass?

The Combustion model that OP mentioned is well under $1500
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#22
Combustion... I did some research and they will be around 1200 street price...
#23
Alot of people are intimidated by the slant/fanned fret system but I have to be honest, the Novax fret design feels quite natural. In fact, they call it ergonomically correct. There is no reason to be scared off from strapping a Dingwall on when and if you ever get luxury. Although I do not own one yet, they are fantastic basses. I've played several different models. The design is so NICE and eye goching. I will be ordering a custom Dingwall someday... theyre pricey but worth every penny.
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#26
i dont think i like the looks of the slant on them. it just looks uncomfortable to me but id try one, they look interesting and people are saying they sound good so they cant be to bad to play.
#30
I want.

Edit: Found a pic of the dingwall geddy lee
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