SOLD Dingwall D-Roc Standard Black Metallic Matte NEW and MINT

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by eddiebo, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. eddiebo

    eddiebo Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    Montclair, NJ
    New Jersey
    United States
    Mint as new with a day of at home play time, just shy of 8 lbs, balances perfectly, comes w/ Dingwall gig bag. Fun bass to try out but the fanned frets and form factor are just "not my tempo". I have it in C# standard tuning which it excels at but its factory set for E standard.



    Here's a quick demo I made just to give an idea of the playability, very fast neck with a 9.45" fingerboard radius and small banjo frets - super fun to play

    Price includes FedEx / UPS GROUND shipping in the CONUS ONLY


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    Body Core: 2-3 piece Khaya (African Mahogany)

    Finish: The gloss/matte D-Roc Standard finishes are a polyurethane color and top coat. These finishes are long-wearing and beautiful for years of life.

    Color: Metallic Black Matte

    Pickguard: Vinyl

    Neck Specifications: Dingwall takes neck construction very seriously due to their extensive experience in guitar repairs and understanding of extreme climates. Dingwall experimented with many different lamination techniques and have found a 5-piece maple construction to be among the best.

    Neck Carve: Medium thin C shape

    Neck Reinforcement: Carbon fiber reinforcements and 2-way truss rod

    Headstock: Flat

    Fingerboard: Pau Ferro

    Fingerboard radius: 240mm (9.45")
    The Dingwall D-Roc Standard bass features a single radius fingerboard. This makes for a very comfortable playing experience.

    Fret Material and Size: Dingwall uses 18% hard nickel silver fretwire.
    Lee Sklar turned Dingwall onto the benefits of small frets. The advantages are a more woody, less metallic tone, smoother glissando and a faster feel. Dingwalls standard size is "banjo" size. This is the same size you would find on most guitars from the 50's and 60's. Although its size is smaller than standard bass fretwire, its service life is about the same.

    Position Markers and Inlays: 3mm plastic face dots, 2mm plastic side dots

    Dingwall D-Roc Standard Electronics:
    Pickups: FD-3N pickups made to Dingwalls specifications
    Featuring Neodymium magnets which offer high output and a smooth yet aggressive tone.

    Standard electronics 3-Pickup:
    Master Volume
    4 Position Rotary Pickup Selector (1 Bridge, 2 Bridge/Middle in Parallel, 3 Middle, 4 Bridge/Middle Parallel in series w/ Neck)
    Passive: Volume / Rotary Pickup Selector / Passive Tone Control
    Knobs: Smoked chrome knurled dome style w/ set screw
    Jack: The jack is one of the most critical electronic components of a bass. It is the most likely to suffer abuse so needs to be rugged in order to be reliable. Dingwall wanted the Combustion to be as reliable as it is great sounding and looking so Dingwall installs an amazing socket style jack plate with a Switchcraft brand jack. This is the most reliable system you will find in this price range.

    Dingwall D-Roc Standard Hardware Specifications:
    Hardware Color: Smoked Chrome
    Tuners: Custom color HIPSHOT Ultralight Tuners
    Bridge: Custom riser individual bridge / saddle system
    Strap Buttons: Standard

    Dingwall D-Roc Standard Scale Length and Dimensions:
    Scale Lengths:
    E-String = 36.25"
    A-String = 35.50"
    D-String = 34.75"
    G-String = 34.00"
    Bridge Spacing: 19mm
    Nut Width: 42mm / 1.65"
    Heel Width: 60mm / 2.36"
    Neck Thickness @ 1st Fret: 21mm / .827"
    Neck Thickness @ 12th Fret: 24mm / .945"
    Weight: 7.92 Pounds!
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
  2. Spooge

    Spooge Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2014
    what string gauges are you using and did you modify the nut?
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  3. eddiebo

    eddiebo Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    Montclair, NJ
    Its got the factory strings on it which is a Dingwall custom nickel set: 045" 55" 80" 100' gauges. No modifications to the nut or changes from factory setup. Bass takes and holds lower tunings well without much adjustment.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2021
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  4. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods!

    Thats nice! I am in the market for a Gibson Thunderbird and cant find one. I am always a sucker for something new and different too. Wow. Does the fanned frets mess you up when you go back to normal basses?
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  5. eddiebo

    eddiebo Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    Montclair, NJ
    Not really an issue switching back to other basses. The lower notes on the E string in half and first position require more reach with the extended range, scale length for each string is:
    E: 36.25″
    A: 35.5″
    D: 34.75″
    G: 34"
  6. I’ve tried many a Gibson Tbird with no luck. The Dingwall Dbird, or Droc nails it ergonomically, and has a much broader pallet of tones.

    You’ll forget about the fanned frets in a few minutes. No issues going to other basses.
  7. Spooge

    Spooge Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2014
    I agree. You forget about it quick. Fast adjustment.
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  8. eddiebo

    eddiebo Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    Montclair, NJ
    Back FS - im just not jiving w/ the fanned frets & the extended scale is not kind to my arthritic hands. Bass is MINT as-new w/ the protective plastic film still on the pickup covers and ships in double factory box.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2021
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  9. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey

    This video shows just how amazing the bass sounds.
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  10. eddiebo

    eddiebo Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    Montclair, NJ
    Thanks, yea it sounds incredible for a passive instrument
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