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The New D-Roc™ Rob van der Loo “Hellboy” Limited Edition 5-string bass

Finally, the bass from Hell!

Introducing the D-Roc - Hellboy limited run model. We’ve partnered with Darkglass Electronics , Dark Horse Comics and Rob van der Loo from Epica to create a new 5-string bass featuring a custom Darkglass onboard distortion circuit and Hellboy licensed graphics to coincide with the major motion picture release of Hellboy (2019).

Pricing is TBA. Available to order now with delivery in late 2019 early 2020.

FEATURES:

 - Body cut at the bridge end of the bass
 - Newly designed bridge
 - Newly designed Darkglass onboard distortion 
 - Khaya body
 - Maple neck
 - Pau Ferro fretboard
 - Master Volume, Rotary pickup selector, Drive/Drive Level, Master Tone
 - Great high fret access

*Available in 5 string models only.

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Specifications

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Scale Length and Dimensions

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Fingerboard Radius

Fingerboard radius –  7-1/2” (at the nut) to 25" (at the bridge)

 

Scale Lengths

4 string model - E A D G

5 string model - B E A D G

B
37″
E
36.25″
A
35.5″
D
34.75″
G
34″
C
N/A

Dimensions

Bridge Spacing 4
19 mm – .748″
Bridge spacing 5
18mm - 709"
Bridge spacing 6
N/A
Nut width 4
42 mm – 1.65″
Nut width 5
45.5 mm - 1.8"
Nut width 6
N/A
Heel width 4
60 mm – 2.36″
Heel width 5
75 mm - 2.95"
Heel width 6
N/A
Neck thickness @ 1st fret
21 mm – .827″
Neck thickness @ 12th fret
24 mm – .945″

Body

Khaya body. Black Hipshot/Dingwall hardware.

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Body Core
The average weight of the D-ROC is a low 8.5 to 9.5 lbs.

 

Standard Top
N/A
Tone Chambers
N/A
Standard Top
N/A
Top Options
N/A
Exotic wood contrasting layer option
N/A
Matching Wood Cover Plates
N/A
Finish
The Matte D-ROC finishes are a polyurethane color and top coat. This industry standard finish is long-wearing and beautiful for years of service life.
Colors
N/A 
Pickguard Options
N/A

Neck

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Neck Construction

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 minimized 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.

Neck Carve
Medium thin C shape
Neck Reinforcement
Dingwall heavy duty truss-rod
Headstock

Headstock design – Flat.

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

Headstock options
N/A
Standard Fingerboard

Pau Ferro

Fretless Option
N/A
Fret Options
N/A
Position Markers and Inlays
N/A

Electronics

3 FD3N pickups, master volume, 4-way rotary selector, drive, tone.

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Pickups
FD3N pickups are made in house. They feature Alnico 5 magnets which offer high output and a smooth but aggressive tone.
Pickup Options
        3 pickup neck/middle/bridge
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Standard Electronics
 Passive FDV pickups, Vol, rotary pickup selector, passive tone. 
Pre-amp Option
N/A
Pickup Switching
Position 1 - Bridge (CCW)
Position 2 - Bridge/Middle (Parallel)
Position 3 - Middle
Position 4 - Bridge/Middle/Neck (CW)

Hardware

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Hardware color
Smoked Nickel
Tuners
Hipshot Licensed Ultralite
Bridge
Hipshot 
Strap Pins
Dunlop flush mount strap retainers