The Combustion is a break-through in terms of performance per dollar. By combining North American sourced materials and components with Chinese manufacturing we now offer many of the Dingwall tone and performance advantages at an extremely affordable price. Final setup and inspection is done in the Dingwall shop in Canada so you know the basses will play great right out of the box.

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  1. [...] really I’m just impressed by Nolly’s 34-37″ scale, fanned fret, signature modded Dingwall Combustion bass. Those pickups are intentionally spaced so close together because they’re wired in series. [...]

  2. Brian says:

    The combustion is definitely ahead of any other 5 string in its price range. I custom ordered a Super P 5er with FD3 at the bridge. To me the Combustion sounds and plays better. Currently have a Ferrari Red NG-2 on order. Can’t wait!

  3. netssgh says:

    This gear is made in canada?? made in china??

  4. John Constantinide says:

    This model deserves a 6-string version.

  5. sheldon says:

    The Combustion is made in China then shipped to Canada for a full setup and quality check.

  6. sheldon says:

    The 4-string version will be along this year. The closest stocking dealer to you is New Jersey Guitar and Bass in Edison.

  7. Matt says:

    Is there talks of a 6 string version in the works?

  8. sheldon says:

    We’ll do a 4-string first Matt and see what the interest is like on a 6.

  9. John Davis says:

    I currently play a new Fender American Deluxe Jazz 5.
    I’ve found out that it has a vibrating Truss Rod and
    will have to be sent off for repairs. Which Dingwall
    5 string would be the better (cost conscious) bass
    to buy? Thoughts on Combustion?
    Thanks! I can’t wait!

  10. John Davis says:

    Can I order Dingwall after market custom bridges for the Combustion?

  11. sheldon says:

    Hi John, not currently although that’s something we could consider.

  12. John Davis says:

    Thanks. I just wondered if the high end bridge
    Would improve the sound of the Combustion. I know I’m putting the cart before the horse. I can’t wait to have my order placed.
    Thanks again.

  13. Taylor Summerfield says:

    Hey, I was curious how much you sell the % string Combustion basses for and what the process is for ordering one? I live in Portland, Oregon USA.

  14. Shawn Ferguson says:

    The only way to improve on a Combustion would be to pick up an NG2 Combustion.

    Unless you’re Dan Veall, don’t modify your Dingwall! It’s already above and beyond so many other models on the market.

  15. sheldon says:

    Check with our US dealers to see if they have anything in stock. If you don’t find something you like, give Barry a shout at sales@…