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I have this real urge to buy a Dinwall now I have noticed you can get them lefthanded. Has anyone got one and like the fan frets? 

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I was hoping you'd get some replies from actual owners, but since you're getting none at all, this is my take on the then new NG after a quick play at NAMM a couple of years ago. I was GASsing madly, but I discovered that a Dingwall is too big and heavy for me - and playing on fanned frets was to me, at least at first encounter, rather baffling and uncomfortable.

Bear in mind that I am petite and my hands are tiny; all my basses are small-bodied, 34 inch scale, strings spacing 16.5mm at the bridge... you see where I'm going. Practically the opposite of that Dingwall. I do love looking at all their models, though, and coveting them no matter what. :)

I think we have had a couple of threads about the lefty Dingwalls here - I'll have a search.

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I have a Dingwall AB1 (not left handed, however) and have no problem with the fan frets at all. This morning was spent swapping between that and my Roscoe Century without issue (both 5ers). It takes a few minutes to get used to the fans when you first pick it up but not difficult. Chords are the only issue for me on a fan fret, but seeing as I never play them in a real situation, not worth considering for me.

It is also very light and the difference between it and my Roscoe (solid 5a maple) is extremely noticeable. Different models and woods will make a difference, of course.

Although I mostly play the Roscoe at the moment, for 2019 the Dingwall was my go to bass. Love it.

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Thanks. I am attracted to them by the fan frets  as they look more natural. I have quitevsmall hands so thought if might be easier. It is virtually impossible to try left handed  so always a gamble.

 I had never heard of Nolly Getgood until a week ago. I don't like his music much now I have looked. I believe the main difference is the Darkglass preamp in the NG, and the pickup position over the standard Evolutuon. As I have no interest in Periphery, i am not sure if it is worth the extra cash.  I read the NG has a MM vibe and the standard is Jazz vibe

 Thanks forbthe replies

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I had a Combustion prior to the AB1 and must confess not falling in love with the sound. I cannot remember the electronics in it, however. The AB1 on the other hand is wonderful.

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The standard Combustion has EMG BT 07 3 band pre amps today. Not sure if they have always been the same. The AB1 is way out of my price range. They are nearly double the cost  of an Evolution. I bet they are good though

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As soon as I can find one that isn`t black or natural, I am going to bite the bullet and  get an Combustion

 

 

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45 minutes ago, timmo said:

As soon as I can find one that isn`t black or natural, I am going to bite the bullet and  get an Combustion

 

 

Fantastic! Look forward to the pictures.

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