Dingwall D-Roc Standard 5 String Bass Guitar Matte Black
The D-ROC Standard is a cost-effective modified version of this classic design using a African mahogany body with smoked nickel Hipshot/Dingwall hardware.
Body: African Mahogany body
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 minimized 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.
Neck Carve: Medium thin C shape
Neck Reinforcement: Heavy duty truss-rod
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
Headstock design: ownsized tribute headstock with Hipshot Licenced Ultralite tuners. The results are excellent balance and solid performance.
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.
Position Markers and Inlays: 3 mm plastic face dots, 2 mm plastic side dots.
Finish: The Gloss/Matte D-ROC Standard finishes are a polyurethane color and top coats. This industry standard finish is long-wearing and beautiful for years of service life.
Weight: 9lb 11oz