Dingwall Combustion 3 5-String Multi-Scale Bass, Sunburst
Music Store Live is beyond excited to announce that we are now officially a dealer for Dingwall basses! If you're a bass player, and you think "multi-scale" you're going to immediately picture a Dingwall in your head. And the best part is that even if you've never picked up or played a multi-scale bass before, it takes virtually zero adjustment. You can close your eyes and just play as you normally would and your fingers land in the right spot very naturally.
The Combustion is an excellent way to get into the Dingwall feel and sound without any compromises. It's got a powerful EMG preamp that compliments the pickups well and provides some nice versatility while adding a decidedly modern tone to the overall sound of the instrument. Whether you're drop-tuning or keeping it standard, the benefits of the multi-scale are immediately evident. This becomes even more obvious on a 5 or a 6-string. Every string has the proper tension and, just as important, fullness in tone. Sometimes with extended scale length basses you end up sacrificing the tone of the higher strings and they can sometimes sound thin and whiney. But of course, if you go with a shorter scale length, then your lower strings get a little floppy. But Sheldon Dingwall was able to perfect his design where everything is even and balanced and perfect.
Phenomenal construction meets brilliant engineering along with face-melting tone. This is the one, right here!
The Combustion is a break-through in terms of performance per dollar. By combining North American sourced materials and components with Chinese manufacturing we now offer many of the Dingwall tone and performance advantages at an extremely affordable price. Final setup and inspection is done in the Dingwall shop in Canada so you know the basses will play great right out of the box.
2-3 pc Swamp Ash body, Matte Black pickguard. Smoked Chrome Hipshot/Dingwall hardware.
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.
The FD-3N pickups are made to our specifications. They feature Neodymium magnets which offer high output and a smooth but aggressive tone.
- Model: Dingwall Combustion 5-String
- Color: Vintage Burst
- Top: Quilt Maple
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Pickguard: Black
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck Wood: 5-Piece Maple
- Scale: 34" - 37"
- Fretboard Radius: 9.45"
- Inlays: Dots
- Frets: 24, "Banjo" Size
- Neck Shape: Medium-Thin C
- Nut Width: 1.8"
- 1st Fret Neck Thickness: 21mm
- 12 Fret Neck Thickness: 24mm
- Pickups: FD-3N
- Controls: Volume, Rotary Pickup Selector, 3-Band EMG Pre-Amp, Active/Passive Mini-Toggle
- Output Jack: Switchcraft
- Hardware Finish: Smoked Chrome
- Bridge Spacing: 18mm
- Case: Dingwall Padded Gig Bag
- Serial #: 11553
- Instrument Weight: 10.4 lbs.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Dingwall. This Combustion 5 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.