Dingwall Combustion-5 2 tone Black burst
Combustion-5 2 tone Blackburst Quilted Maple Top
The Dingwall Combustion 2-tone BlackBurst with a Quilted Maple Top.
There is a lot of things that make Dingwall stand out compared to other bass companies. Their unique looks, lightweight build and super-fast neck are some of them, but their most unique quality is definitely their dedication to fanned frets.
Why do I need fanned frets you might ask?
Well, if you have played a 5 or 6 string bass you have probably noticed that the low B sounds duller than the E string, and the high C will sound brighter and thinner than the G.
This is because they use the same scale length across the entire fretboard when in reality, the B-string needs a longer scale length and the C-string should have a shorter scale length to sound its best. Dingwall’s fret design combats exactly this pitfall by varying the scale length across the fretboard, so every note will jump out at you with punch, warmth and a ton of clarity.
As a 5 string bass player myself, it’s a revolution for me, to be able to move freely around the fretboard and get a crisp, clear and defined note every single time.
The look and feel of the fanned frets only take a couple of hours to get used to. So, there is nothing to be afraid of here. Only massive tonal and creative gains are to be made!
The bass sports a swamp ash body, maple fretboard and maple neck, which combined with Dingwall’s own neodymium pickups create a powerhouse of a bass that leaves every sonic detail intact.
The Dingwall Combustion-5 2 Tone BlackBurst with a Quilted Maple Top comes equipped with the Emg 3-band preamp that tonally fits this bass. You got master level, a rotary switch to select pickup positions (bridge, both in parallel, both is series and the neck pickup) a 3-band EQ and a switch to select between active and passive operation.
When it comes to value for money basses, this one goes straight to the top of my list!
- Body Wood
- Swamp Ash
- Quilted Maple
- 2 Tone Black Burst Burst
- Body Finish
- Satin Polyurethane
- Neck Wood
- Flat, string retainer /matching headstock
- Neck Finish
- Satin Polyurethane
- Fingerboard Radius
- 240mm – 9.45″
- Fret Size
- Banjo size
- 45.5 mm - 1.8"
- Neck Carve
- Medium thin C shape
- Truss Rod
- Dingwall heavy duty truss-rod (double expanding)
- Scale Lenght
- B 37" E 36.25" A 35.5" D 34.75" G 34"
- Position Inlays
- 3 mm plastic face
- Side Dots
- 2 mm plastic side dots
- EMG 3-Band
- Pickup type
- Neodymium (Standard)
- Volume, Pickup selector, Bass 30Hz, Low mid 600Hz, High mid 6KHz
- Special Electronics
- Toggle Switch Active/Passive. Pickup Selector, Bridge (CCW) Bridge/Neck (Parallel) Bridge/Neck (Series) Neck (CW)
- Dingwall Custom
- Bridge Spacing
- Control knobs
- Chrome Dome
- Hardware Finish
- Electro Socket
- Carbon Fiber Print