DINGWALL ABZ 4 2011, Amberburst model Second Hand and Ex-demo Bass Guitar Stock:: For sale, UK, EU, Warwick:: Bass Direct :: London, Manchester, Birmingham, USA


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DINGWALL ABI 2016, Ferrari Yellow (list £3499)


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  4. Second hand 2016 bass in superb 9.9/10 condition, home use only. The bass has been fully cleaned and set up. Weight: 4.1kg/9lb 3oz

Lightweight, easy to play, massive array of tones - this bass will take you to a new level of playability and tone. Dingwall bass are hand made using properly seasoned, instrument grade woods that are highly resonant and light in weight. The ABI uses Alder for the body and is finished in Ferrari Yellow and has the 3 x pickups and series/parallel switches for the pickups to give a huge array of tones.

Time after time players are amazed at how easy and intuitive fan frets feel to play - most admit that it is actually easier and more natural. With the ABI Dingwall set out to create the ultimate passive bass. It’s lightweight and perfectly balanced. On stage or in the studio, perfect tone is as simple as plugging in and playing. Weight: 4.1kg/9lb

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  2. Dingwall made in Canada FD3, X 3 option - £220 option

  3. 3 x Series/parallel switches - £120 option

  4. Dingwall passive controls; volume, pickup selector  - see below

  5. Dingwall USA strings - buy HERE

  6. Two piece Alder body*

  7. Ferrari Yellow

  8. Maple neck, Wenge f/b

  9. Banjo frets

  10. Novax® Fanned -Fret System™

  11. 5 piece Maple neck - satin finish, 37 - 33.25", Ivoroid side dots

  12. Hipshot ultralight tuners (black)

  13. Custom Dingwall Bridge (Black finish)

  14. Weight - 4.1kg/9lb

  15. Manufactured in Canada


Alder is the traditional wood for the electric bass. It can’t be beat for a traditional warm tone with strong mids, damped highs and warm but not overpowering lows.


The FD-3 line of pickups are the direct decendents 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. Their tone can best be described as a blend between a J and a P but with more highs, more lows and more dynamic response. The most current versions feature 4-lead wiring which enables the internal coils to be wired in either series for strong mids and high output or parallel for scooped mids and normal output.


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.


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.


Wenge (Wen-gay) on Lee Sklar Signature, Z Series, Afterburner I and Afterburner II
This is an interesting fretboard wood due to the alternating layers of hard and soft wood (early and late wood).  The hard grain gives the tone a nice top end similar to ebony and the soft grain adds the warmth of Rosewood.  It’s a great all around fingerboard wood.


Tel: 01926 886433

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