Dingwall D Bird, Steel Grey, four string:: Custom hand made basses, custom guitar at Bassdirect, UK, USA, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Nolly, Fan Fret, EU

 

Since the 1990s Dingwall guitars have been at the forefront of custom bass design and are the leading users of "fan fret" technology, now considered to be the one of the best ways of getting an improved low B sound from a bass guitar and has been adopted many a growing number of professional bass players including Lee Sklar who is using his Dingwall on the current Toto tour. By having a shorter length of scale for the higher strings and a longer scale for the lower strings you get a more even string tension and thus a tighter and balanced overall sound.


The D Bird brings a new life and fresh look at an iconic bass design and by adding the DIngwall fan fret system, pickups and built quality elevates it to new heights of playability of tone and enable drop tuning very effectively. Weight: 8lb 14oz/3.9kg


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Specification;

  1. Neck - Canadian Maple

  2. Fingerboard - Wenge

  3. Body Wood - Fijian Mahogany

  4. Headstock - Wenge laminate + custom logo

  5. Pickguard - Wenge

  6. Pickups - 3 x FD3n

  7. Fitted hard case included

  8. New Hipshot Solo Bridge saddles - satin black

  9. Hipshot ultralight tuners - satin black

  10. Optional Hipshot Extender - £100

  11. Dingwall passive controls, volume, pickup selector (see below), tone.

  12. 1. bridge pickup soloed. (in parallel)

  13. 2. Bridge and middle in series with each other.

  14. 3. Neck (series) in parallel with bridge (parallel) similar to a PJ

  15. 4. Neck (series) P-like without being a P clone 3 pickups


Options;

Colours

  1. Metallic Black

  2. Gunmetal silver

  3. Candy Purple

  4. Vintage White


  1. Inlays

  2. Speedo bars with D £230

  3. Blocks £230

  4. Exotic Blocks £320

  5. Contrasting borders for blocks £210

  6. Luminlay side dots (3mm green or blue) £75

  7. Luminlay face dots (3mm green or blue) £75

  8. Luminlay face dots (6mm green or blue) £95

  9. Luminlay Speedo bars green or blue £425

  10. Luminlay Fretless lines green or blue £315


Colours

  1. Black Xtender key £100



CORE WOOD – Fijian Mahogany ON D’Bird

Mahogany is a great sounding body wood with powerful mid range, resonance and punch.


FD-3 4n PICKUPS

The FD-3n line of pickups are the direct descendants of the (F)ury (D)ingwall-1 pickups originally co-developed by Glenn MacDougall of Fury Guitar and Sheldon Dingwall. Glenn has a 40+ year career designing and building guitar and bass pickups.  We take pride in our close association with both Bartolini in the past and Fury as they are among the greatest pickup designers and makers on the planet.


The FD-3 pickups feature powerful neodymium magnets, humcancelling matched-pair coils, hardened steel pole pieces and are fully shielded for ultra quiet performance.


ELECTRONICS ON D’Bird

The D Bird basses feature passive electronics with powerful tone shaping capability. The controls are a simple, no nonsense master volume, a rotary pickup selector and a master tone.  The rotary pickup selector doesn’t load down the pickups like a blend or second volume control.  The resulting tone has great dynamic range with lots of punch.


NECK CONSTRUCTION ON D’Bird

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 minimised 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 minimising dead spots.



 

Tel: 01926 886433








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Dingwall D Bird, Satin Steel Grey, four string (list £3250)

£2750 FREE UK mainland shipping

Add Xtender key - £100

Add B - D tuning - £50

Add £30 EU (outside UK) shipping





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