Dingwall D-Roc 5 Standard
The Dingwall D-Roc 5 Standard stands as a monument to bass guitar craftsmanship. Its body, constructed from African mahogany (khaya), offers a warm and resonant tone, rich in midrange frequencies. It’s a full-bodied and expressive bass, packed with power.
The fingerboard, made of Pau ferro with its tight grains, provides a balanced tonal character, blending the warmth of rosewood with the clarity of ebony. The neck of the D-Roc 5 Standard, a five-piece maple construction, is known for its strength and stability. Combined with the mahogany body, you get a super clear sound with a warm, powerful, and fast attack, suitable for a variety of genres, though it excels at rock.
Dig into the heart of the D-Roc 5 Standard, and you’ll find its Novax Fanned-fret System, a fusion of technical genius and musical intuition. This multi-scale design isn’t just for show – it fine-tunes string tension across the fretboard. By extending the scale on the lower strings, it injects depth and definition, reminiscent of a tight, deep piano string, while the shorter scale for the higher strings keeps them a bit more relaxed, warmer, and articulate. It’s a system that’s both brainy and soulful, allowing each string to resonate at its ideal frequency, creating a blend of sound that’s harmonically rich and spot-on in intonation.”
The bass is equipped with Dingwall FD3-N pickups featuring Neodymium magnets. These pickups have a high output, delivering a punchy and aggressive tone. The 4-position Quad-tone pickup selector offers a range of options, from deep, growling lows to crisp highs, allowing for versatility in playing styles. Even though it’s a passive bass with volume and tone control, it’s loud, tight, and powerful.”