Dingwall D-Roc 4, Dark Candy Green with Orange centre :: Custom hand made basses, custom guitar at Bassdirect, UK, USA, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Nolly, Fab fret bass, EU, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Warwick


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 end sound from a bass guitar and has been adopted many a growing number of professional bass players including Lee Sklar. 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 Roc 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. This bass features the new improved single bridge design and FDV pickups for a more vintage tone.

Weight: 8lb 14oz/4.0kg

Actual bass shown, please click on images to enlarge;


  1. Neck - Wenge, 34 - 36.25” scale length

  2. Fingerboard - Wenge

  3. Oval Front markers

  4. Body Wood - Fijian Mahogany

  5. Headstock - Wenge laminate + custom logo

  6. Pickguard - Wenge

  7. Pickups - 3 x FDV

  8. Fitted pro gig bag included

  9. New One Piece Bridge

  10. Hipshot ultralight tuners - satin black

  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

CORE WOOD – Fijian Mahogany ON D Roc

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


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.


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.


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