Dingwall Super J/P 5 five string bass, 2013, Fiesta Red Second Hand and Ex-demo Bass Guitar Stock:: For sale, UK, EU, Warwick:: Bass Direct :: USA, Birmingham, London, Manchester


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Dingwall Super J/P 5 five string bass, Fiesta Red (list £3575)


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  2. Second hand bass in immaculate 9/10 condition comes with original gig, cleaned and set up - the bass has a light player wear and the frets are in good shape.

  3. The Super J is their interpretation of the Classic J style bass, they deconstructed the original design, kept what worked and improved on everything else. The look and feel lean toward the traditional, but the tone and performance are everything you’d expect from a Dingwall. Dingwall downsized the scale 2” from their standard scale range for a faster attack and quicker, punchier decay. The results are great clarity on the B and E strings with a big and warm quality to the A, D and G-strings. This bass also features pearl blocks and a Glockenklang 3 band on board eq with passive tone. to give an unrivalled selection of tones and voices all passively. Weight: 4.39kgs / 9lb 10oz

  4. Actual instrument shown, please click on images to enlarge;


  2. Alder Body with tone chambers**
  3. Fiesta Red gloss

  4. White pearl pickguard - £40 option

  5. Maple neck - satin finish

  6. Maple fingerboard (option) - 34.25" - 32" scale - £240 option

  7. White Pearl blocks - £260 option

  8. Novax® Fanned -Fret System™

  9. Glockenklang 3 band preamp, Volume, Pickup selector (Bridge, both parallel, both series, Neck), Active/Passive switching on volume (treble pot becomes passive tone control in passive operation) Chrome Custom Bridge - £430 option

  10. Chrome Hipshot ultralight tuners

  11. Dingwall USA strings - buy HERE

  12. Gig bag and tools


FD3 split coil NeoDymium for a broad, deep tone with plenty of high and natural detail.


The Afterburner I and ABZ 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. The tone gets really growly with the bridge pickup soloed. Switch to both pickups in parallel for a nicely “produced” sounding tone with scooped mids that’s great for sitting back in the mix with lots of detail to the note, or for a perfect slap tone. Need more power? Switch to series for a heavy, full sounding humbucker tone that cuts, make that pounds through a mix. Looking for a deep mellow tone reminiscent of a 50’s P? Solo the neck pickup, dial down the tone a bit and you’re there.


Alder is the traditional wood for the J style bass. It can’t be beat for a traditional warm tone. Due to the internal tone chambers of in the Super J body we add a bookmatched Alder top. This gives the natural finishes a nicer look too.

Optional upgrade – Swamp Ash

Swamp Ash is a great option for those who would like a little less mid presence in their tone. It has a very distinctive grain pattern. Due to internal tone chambers in the Super J body we add a bookmatched Northern Ash top specially cut for maximum grain pattern. Northern Ash has a stronger grain pattern than Swamp Ash guaranteeing a stunning looking top.


We use 18% hard nickel silver fretwire.  Lee Sklar turned us onto the benefits of small frets. The advantages are a more woody, less metallic tone, smoother glissandos and a faster feel.  Our standard size is “banjo” size.  This is the same size as you’d 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.


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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