D-Roc Hellboy

Working alongside Dark Horse Comics and Darkglass Electronics, we created a truly unique bass guitar for Rob van der Loo, bassist with symphonic metal band Epica.

Based on our D-Roc model, the ‘Hellboy’ features a custom Darkglass distortion circuit and Hellboy-licensed graphics emblazoned on the body. We also designed a downsized tribute headstock with Hipshot Ultralite tuners for improved balance and overall performance.

 

Body

Limited edition Hellboy Graphics with a Matte finish.

Headstock

We designed a downsized tribute headstock with Hipshot Licenced Ultralite tuners. The results are excellent balance and solid performance.

On-Board distortion

Custom Darkglass onboard distortion

Pickups

The FD-3N pickups are made to our specifications. They feature Neodymium magnets which offer high output and a smooth but aggressive tone.

Bridge

We started with an available bridge/saddle system that met our requirements for lock-down solid performance and great tone. Then we improved on it by designing a custom riser system to provide an increased range of action adjustability.

Dingwall Strings

For more than 30 years, Dingwall Guitars have been committed to shaping the sound of the most exciting and forward-thinking bass players on the planet.

Dingwall created the first string sets optimized for multi-scale. Dingwall strings have been meticulously designed and tested to maximize the ability of our high-performance instruments to create a tone that blends effortlessly into any style of music.

Dingwall strings provide the evenest tension for the most balanced feel and tone, letting you experience the warmest highs and the tightest lows possible.

Note: basses are shipped with Dingwall Nickel Strings

Performance and Value

Our ready-to-play models provide the ultimate combination of performance and value due to our hybrid manufacturing approach. We start with high-quality North American sourced hardwoods, then combine the efficiencies of Dingwall’s Far Eastern manufacturing with final production, quality control, and setup done in Canada by our skilled team of artisans.

Specs

Hybrid Manufacturing
China/Canada
Lenght Scale
5 string 37–34 inches (940–864mm)
Body
African Mahogany ( Khaya)
Neck
5-Piece maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard
Pau Ferro
Frets
20 acoustic-sized frets, Novax Fanned-fret system ®
Pickups
3 x Dingwall FD3-N
Preamp
On board Darkglass distortion circuit, with a drive and tone control.

Controls
Master volume,Quad-tone pickup selector, blend Distortion.
Bridge
Dingwall D-Roc
String Spacing at Bridge
5 string 18mm - 709″
Tuners
Hipshot/Dingwall
Finish
Limited edition Hellboy Graphics with a Matte finish.
Case
Dingwall padded gigbag included
Left-Handed
N/A