Dingwall Combustion-5 Natural Gloss

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Combustion-5 Natural Gloss

The Dingwall Combustion Natural Gloss.
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, pau ferro Fretboard and maple neck, which combined with Dingwall’s own neodymium pickups create a powerhouse of a bass which leaves every sonic detail intact.

 

The Dingwall Combustion-5 Natural Gloss 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!

Specs

Body

Body Wood
Swamp Ash
Colors
Natural
Body Finish
Satin Polyurethane

Neck

Neck Wood
Maple
Fingerboard
Pau Ferro
Frets
24
Strings
5
HeadStock
Flat, string retainer /matching headstock
Neck Finish
Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard Radius
240mm – 9.45″ 
Fret Size
Banjo size
Nut
45.5 mm - 1.8"
Neck Construction
4 Piece maple
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"
Tuning
Standard
Position Inlays
3 mm plastic face 
Side Dots
2 mm plastic side dots

Electronics

Preamp
EMG 3-Band
Pickup
FD-3N
Pickup type
Neodymium (Standard)
Controls
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)

Hardware

Bridge
Dingwall Custom
Bridge Spacing
18mm
Control knobs
Chrome Dome
Hardware Finish
Chrome
Jack
Electro Socket
Pickguard
Carbon Fiber Print
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