Afterburner I

Dingwall’s Afterburner I boasts intelligent design, a flexible electronics package and real tonal character. The alder body and solid bolt-on neck joint, paired with the company’s tried-and-tested pickups, combine to deliver a well rounded and versatile instrument. These basses are the complete package for bassists from all walks of life, both onstage and in the recording studio.

Available In: 4, 5 or 6-strings, 2 or 3-pickups, active or passive electronics, and take your pick from a range of available finishes.


Body & Neck

The Afterburner I shares the same styling and solid construction as the ABZ, which makes for a nicely balanced and manoeuvrable instrument that’s immediately playable. The alder body is paired with a five-piece maple neck, and wenge fingerboard. The headstock features unique counter bores that, combined with our custom Hipshot Ultralite® tuners, allow for a proper break angle at the nut.


Pickups & Electronics

The ABI utilizes our FDV pickup configuration, which offers a well rounded range of bass tones. These are passive pickups wired to our 4-position Quad-tone pickup selector, with an optional 3-band active EQ from our collaboration with Darkglass® Electronics (Glockenklang electronics are also available). Like our other Afterburner models, there’s also the option of configuring each pickup in series or parallel mode via individual mini switches.


The Afterburner bridge is a sleek design that’s fully adjustable and fits the style of the bass perfectly. Collaborating with Hipshot®, we reduced the complexity of the saddles to a minimum, then designed a unique base plate system to hold them rigidly in place.

Along with our custom Hipshot® bridge are custom Hipshot Ultralite® tuners, which now feature a shorter notched tuning peg. This allows for a proper downward angle at the nut for maximum sustain on a flat-style headstock without using string trees.

Dingwall Strings

Dingwall strings have been meticulously tested to maximize performance and deliver a tone that blends effortlessly with any style of music. We were the first company to design strings specifically for multi-scale instruments. Available in both nickel and stainless steel, our strings provide an even tension for optimal balance, letting you experience the warmest highs and the tightest lows possible.


Note: basses are shipped with Dingwall Nickel Strings


Made in
Scale length
4-string 36.25-34 inches (940–864mm)
5-string 37-34 inches (940-863.6mm)
6-string 37-33.25 inches (940-844mm)
5-piece maple, bolt-on
Neck Options
Maple & Wenge
7.25 inch radius (184mm)
Fingerboard options
Maple, Birdseye Maple, Pau Ferro, Macassar Ebony, Ziricote
24 banjo frets, Novax fanned-fret system

Handmade Dingwall FDV
Darkglass Tone Capsule or Glockenklang 3-band
Master volume, 4-position Quad-tone pickup selector, active 3-band EQ, active/passive toggle switch.
Dingwall custom bridge
String Spacing at Bridge
0.709 inches (18mm)
Metallic, candy and transparent colors
Pickup options
2 or 3 pickup version