Dingwall NG3-4 Laguna Seca Pearl Blue

$ 1,830.97excl. VAT

Dingwall NG2 4-String

Dingwall NG2 is the 4-stringed version of Adam “Nolly” Getgood’s signature model. The bass player from djent/prog.metal super group, Periphery.

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 more dull 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.

Even though fanned frets are mostly used on extended range instruments, they also offer great benefits on a standard 4-string bass. With fanned frets every string has equal tension, which results in a more even tone overall, meaning that you don’t have to adjust your attack from string to string to get optimum tonal clarity.

 

Dingwall’s own neodymium pickups creates a powerhouse of a bass which leaves every sonic detail intact.

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 to be made!

Another thing that strikes me is how comfortable the neck is to play due to its more narrow profile. It’s so fast that it almost plays itself.

The bass sports an alder body, maple neck and maple fretboard, which combined with Dingwall’s own neodymium pickups creates a powerhouse of a bass which leaves every sonic detail intact.

The Dingwall NG3-4 comes equipped with the Darkglass preamp that tonally fits this bass like a glove. You got master level, a rotary switch to select pickup positions (Bridge, Bridge-Middle in series, Bridge-Neck in parallel and Neck) a 3-band EQ and a switch to select between active and passive operation.

Yes this is a signature model made for a progressive metal bass player, but I can tell you that this bass can play everything from funk to country and straight up classic rock without any hiccups. When it comes to value for money basses, this one goes straight to the top of my list!

Specs

Body

Body Wood
Alder
Colors
Laguna Seca Pearl Blue
Body Finish
Satin Polyurethane

Neck

Neck Wood
Maple
Fingerboard
Maple
Frets
24
Strings
4
HeadStock
Flat, string retainer /matching headstock
Neck Finish
Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard Radius
240mm – 9.45″ 
Fret Size
Banjo size
Nut
42 mm – 1.65″
Neck Construction
4 Piece maple
Neck Carve
Medium thin C shape
Truss Rod
Dingwall heavy duty truss-rod (double expanding)
Scale Lenght
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
Darkglass Tone Capsule
Pickup
FD-3N
Pickup type
Neodymium (Standard)
Controls
Volume, Pickup Selector, Bass 70Hz, Low mid 500Hz, High mid 2,5KHz
Special Electronics
Toggle Switch Active/Passive. Pickup selector, Bridge (CCW) Bridge/Middle (Series) Bridge/Neck (Parallel) Neck (CW)

Hardware

Bridge
Dingwall Custom
Bridge Spacing
19 mm – .748″
Control knobs
Chrome Dome
Hardware Finish
Chrome
Jack
Electro Socket
Pickguard
Carbon Fiber Print

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