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#2
well god damn.. thats really very nice. how are you finding the frets?
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CarlFromCanada
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#4
Looks interesting, but I like it. Nice choice! To quote Moody_Git, how are you finding the fanned frets?
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#5
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!

Next on the list is a Hipshot Bass Xtender...
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#6
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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#7
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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#8
Awesome! I'm always supportive of multi-scaled/fanned fretted instruments!

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Sudaka
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#9
It deffinetly looks great! Congratulations! seems like a great bass. I'd love to give it a try
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#11
mmmmmmmmmmmmm, class
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#12
Another win for metallic red and white pearl scratchplates :P.
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#13
That looks incredible!

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#15
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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#16
I've always wanted to try a bass with fanned frets. What's it like for playing chords?
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#17
Quote by fatgoogle
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.