I'm considering trading my Ibanez SRMS805 for a 5 string Dingwall Combustion or the NG3 signature version but can't decide between the two of them. Anyone with experience of both? I play fingerstyle, what I guess could be described heavy groove based stuff with a solid, warm, bass heavy, thumping 70s type tone: Reggae/dub, Soul and Funk and occasionally some blues or stoner rock, different genres but there's something linking the playing and tone (at least in my head!). I'm not looking for something for playing with a plectrum, mid range thrashing, power chords, or a lot of fast melodic jazzy noodling. On the face of it I would assume that the standard Combustion is best for what I'm after seeing as the NG3 is the Nolly Getgood (of metal band Periphery) signature model and has a darkglass preamp - I have found darkglass pedals to have quite mid heavy and clanky 'metal' orientated tones. I'd assume that means it's a more metal orientated version. The thing that's made me question this is this Youtube comparison (one of the only ones I've found) which says that the Combustion has more of a flat/harsher sound than the NG3 which is fatter/warmer. (By the way, I know the stock answer is 'try them both out for yourself', I'll certainly try out whatever I get before buying but comparing the two in person is proving a bit easier said than done at the moment). ......or any other alternatives appreciated: active multi scale 5 string, up to £2,000 ($2,500). The SRM805 is great but it's mostly ergonomic things that make it not quite perfect for me- I've got big hands and feel that a some more space between the strings would be good, also it seems petty but the shape of it really digs into my leg when sitting down to play! The sound and flexibility of the EQ options is all good but I expect a Dingwall would be even better. I'm prepared to part-ex and spend some more to have a bass that I'll really get attached to and keep forever.