Dingwall D-Bird Standard Specifications:
Body Core: 2-3 piece Khaya (African Mahogany)
Finish: The gloss/matte D-Bird Standard finishes are a polyurethane color and top coat. These finishes are long-wearing and beautiful for years of life.
- Aquamarine Metalflake Gloss w/ Matching Headstock
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
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
Fingerboard radius: 240mm (9.45")
The Dingwall D-Bird 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-Bird 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)
- 3-Band EMG Preamp: 30Hz Bass / 600Hz Mid / 6kHz Treble
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-Bird 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-Bird Standard Scale Length and Dimensions:
- 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"