Dingwall NAMM 2018 Reveals!

Discussion in 'Bass Guitar Discussion' started by TheEmptyCell, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall Player

    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Location:
    Belfast, UK
    Sheldon put a tremendous amount of effort into getting Dingwall quality cheaper. The Combustion, NG, and now Standard Bird series’ are all made in China, but get a full fretjob, nut filing, and setup in the Canadian Shop.

    Combustion’s start at around $1600, the cheapest ABZ is well over $2000, and a long wait.

    Apparently the new Combustion/ NG neck profile is very similar to the AB neck profile.
     
  2. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    731
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    The question is whether or not to get a NG2 on close-out or wait for the NG3. #firstworldproblems haha
     
  3. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

    Messages:
    4,087
    Likes Received:
    1,050
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    I’ve not played the MIC Dingwalls but the MIC Warwicks are fantastic. Honestly other than for ego, I’d recommend a new MIC Warwick over a used German one if buying sight unseen. They are very nicely made and playing, and I dare say more consistent than some of the German ones...

    I assume the Dingwall MIC stuff is also pretty darn nice.
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    27,769
    Likes Received:
    5,534
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    It's amazing to see how far the MIC Warwick stuff has come. I remember when they were garbage. The Korean ones were great too.
     
  5. xwmucradiox

    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    367
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Location:
    Maryland
    I don't know the situation now but when I got my NG2 it was almost a year wait. The demand is so high that they don't need to close them out. They rarely sit around for long enough.
     
  6. BigViolin

    BigViolin Rosewood Boarded Contributor

    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    83
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Location:
    Bay Area, Ca.
    Maybe I missed it but where did you see that the NG2 was being closed out?
     
  7. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    731
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    I haven't seen one, I'm being a bit presumptuous in assuming that there will be a closeout. However if there is I'm so on it.
     
  8. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

    Messages:
    12,489
    Likes Received:
    3,504
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Location:
    California
    Yeah, I'd be surprised if they close out the NG2. And even if they did, I doubt they'd discount price. People will pay retail for them even if the NG3 is an option. They just get snapped up even before they hit the stores. I bought mine as soon as the store knew one would be incoming. And personally, I don't mind just having the two pickups. The 3rd would be nice, but, like guitars, it's hardly a deal breaker.

    Sheldon was smart with the swirls, though. I want one of those!
     
  9. Mwoit

    Mwoit Lifted By Skin

    Messages:
    2,163
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Location:
    Scotland
    When you guys say order them, are they spec ordered or off the shelf?
     
  10. Screamingdaisy

    Screamingdaisy SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2016
    Location:
    Alberta
    If they make the NG-3 slightly more expensive than the NG-2 they'll never have to discount the NG-2.

    Plus, it looks like the NG-2 hasn't been discontinued.
     
    Hollowway likes this.
  11. xwmucradiox

    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    367
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Location:
    Maryland
    Aside from color there are no options and most NG2s are sold before they arrive at the shop. When they first came out the wait was about a year so I paid a 50% deposit in the Fall and got the bass late the next summer. Seems like there are a few available in stores on reverb now that they've been out for a few years. But say you want a different finish than what's in stock somewhere, you'll probably wait 8-12 months after placing your order.
     
  12. Mwoit

    Mwoit Lifted By Skin

    Messages:
    2,163
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ah, I understand. That seems like a long wait. In my experience with Dingwall, I've bought a ABZ6 off the shelf, then ordered another ABZ6 but with a different finish, neck wood and pickup config (which is now the triple pickup selection), but had to wait about a year for it. Sounds like the NG series are more in demand though!
     
  13. xwmucradiox

    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    367
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Location:
    Maryland
    The NG series are just a bass regular folks can afford and for a while were the only option if you wanted a longer scale bass for tuning low. Now there are others but the NG2 is still top of the heap tonally to me. I'd love to have a really nice Dingwall but Im just never going to spend $4000 on one.
     
    Mwoit likes this.
  14. RND

    RND SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Wow, I thought Dingwall had stopped doing lefties altogether... Man, my wallet is glaring at me now.
     
  15. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall Player

    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Location:
    Belfast, UK
    They ever did lefties, now they do. Or they will by the end of the year.
     
  16. RND

    RND SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Gotcha, wow. I've gotta seriously consider them now. I've always wanted one :yum:
     

Share This Page