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Dingwall NGD3-5 Purple Swirl Metallic

   
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Based on the Combustion model, the alder body, maple neck and fretboard NG2 takes things in an exciting new direction with the addition of the custom Darkglass Tone Capsule pre-amp, sweetspot pickup placement, carbon fiber print pickguard and racing/tuner inspired finishes.

Body Core

Alder is the traditional wood for the electric bass. It can’t be beat for a traditional warm tone with strong mids, damped highs and warm but not overpowering lows.

The average weight of the NG model is a low 8.75 lbs.

We take neck construction very seriously due to our extensive experience in guitar repairs coupled with our geographic location and corresponding extreme climate. We’ve experimented with many different lamination and have found a 5-piece maple construction to be among the best.


We take neck construction very seriously due to our extensive experience in guitar repairs coupled with our geographic location and corresponding extreme climate.  In my years in the guitar repair business I constantly had to deal with humidity related problems made worse by the huge temperature and humidity swings of our local climate.  Many of these problems could have been minimized through simple design changes and materials choices.

Touring musicians are constantly amazed at how stable Dingwall instruments are.  Many state that their Dingwall necks are as stable as their graphite necked instruments.

We’ve experimented with many different laminations and have found a 5-piece maple construction to be among the best. Years of experience have proven this design to be extremely stable and reliable while minimizing dead spots.

PickupsThe FD-3N pickups are made to our specifications. They feature Neodymium magnets which offer high output and a smooth but aggressive tone.

Standard ElectronicsThe NG2 features a Master Volume, 4 position Rotary pickup selector, 3-band Darkglass pre-amp with an Active/Passive toggle switch. The 4 pickup positions are: 1. Bridge soloed, 2. Bridge/Neck in parallel, 3. Bridge/Neck in series, 4. Neck soloed.Pre-amp OptionN/APickup SwitchingRotary pickup selector.KnobsThe NG now features smoked chrome knurled dome style knobs with a set-screw.Jack

The jack is one of the most critical electronic components of a bass. It’s the most likely to suffer abuse so needs to be rugged in order to be reliable. We wanted the Combustion to be as reliable as it is great sounding and looking so we install the amazing socket style jack plate with a Switchcraft brand jack.

This is the most reliable system you will find in this price range.

Hardware color
Smoked Chrome
Tuners
We tested a lot of tuners when designing the NG. We were able to find an open-back tuner that met our requirements of light-weight and smooth feel. These tuners will provide years of trouble free performance. We also chose them to have the exact same hole specifications as both Gotoh and Hipshot tuners so replacement or upgrades down the road are a simple process.
Bridge
We started with an available bridge/saddle system that met our requirements for lock-down solid performance and great tone. Then we improved on it by designing a custom riser system to provide increased range of action adjustability.
Strap Pins
Standard

Scale Lengths

B
37″
E
36.25″
A
35.5″
D
34.75″
G
34″
C
33.25

Dimensions

Bridge Spacing 4
19 mm – .748″
Bridge spacing 5
18 mm – .709″
Bridge spacing 6
18 mm – .709″
Nut width 4
42 mm – 1.65″
Nut width 5
45.5 mm – 1.8″
Nut width 6
55 mm – 2.2″
Heel width 4
63 mm – 2.5″
Heel width 5
75 mm – 2.95″
Heel width 6
89 mm – 3.5″
Neck thickness @ 1st fret
21 mm – .827″
Neck thickness @ 12th fret
24 mm – .945″
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