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@…

  16. Kody Audette says:

    I can’t recommend the Combustion enough. The build quality, playability, and tone are miles above anything else in the price range. I added series/parallel switches for each pickup and a John East Sweepable mid controller and I can go from Reggae to Funk to Metal in a heartbeat, on the fly, mid song. I can’t justify buying any other basses. (except for a 4 string combustion once they’re available!) I have never before been 100% happy with a piece of gear, and for the first time ever I am satisfied. I’m excited to play it every time I pick it up. If you’re considering it, just go ahead and do it. You won’t regret it, I promise.

  17. Travis says:

    What are the chances of getting a flamed or quilt cap in a trans blue type finish on a Combustion?

  18. CALLUM says:

    How do I go about ordering one of these basses and when will Adam “Nolly” Getgood’s 6 string combustion will be available for purchase?

  19. sheldon says:

    That’s not an option currently Travis but I wouldn’t rule it out for the future.

  20. Aleksandr says:

    Is there any chances of adding fretless option?

  21. sheldon says:

    No there isn’t Aleksandr. You would need to have this done by a repair shop.

  22. Bill MacMartin says:

    Jeff from Tech hooked me up post- haste with the control layout Thx

  23. John Davis says:

    I just had to vent. I woke up this morning with the shakes realizing my Combustion won’t be ready until Aug/Sept

  24. Mikey says:

    Still waiting for an NG-2 six string announcement before I jump the gun and purchase! (;
    I must say though, this is a great bass, and Dingwall is a great company. Very glad Nolly came into the equation, because the NG-2 is a dream.

    It’s just missing a string, ahh!!

  25. Anthony says:

    What are the electronic differences between the NG2 and a standard Combustion?

  26. sheldon says:

    The Combustion features an EMG 3 band preamp (bass, mid, treble) while the NG2 features a Darkglass (Bass, low mid, high mid).

  27. John Davis says:

    Any chance you had a cancellation or accidentally made one too many Combustions?

  28. Elliot says:

    Hey Sheldon, what are the chances of a custom pick guard on the NG-2 model? How much would that approximately set me back if possible?

  29. sheldon says:

    Thanks for asking John. All production is sold out until fall. However many of the orders are going to dealers so basses maybe available through them. I recommend call the most local dealer first to see if they have anything on order. Failing that, every now and then one will have a small ding or finish flaw that prevents us from selling them as new. These “B-stock” basses will be posted on our online store.

  30. sheldon says:

    We can make one using currently stocked materials: Matte Black, BWB, WBW, Tortoise shell, Black pearloid or White pearloid. There would be a small upcharge based on material cost. There is no customization available that would involve a different shape or modifications to the shape.