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Dingwall Limited Edition Darkglass 10th Anniversary NG-3 5-String Bass in Silver

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Elliot Stent

The Dingwall NG-3 is the signature instrument of Adam "Nolly" Getgood, producer and former bassist for progressive metal titans Periphery. This special limited-edition instrument was co-designed with Finnish manufacturer Darkglass to celebrate their 10th anniversary. It's every bit the cutting edge NG-3 design, but featuring a special Darkglass design pickguard and a striking Darkglass silver finish!


The NG-3 boasts an elegant and sleek body design that's as modern as it is lethal. But looks aside, it is the instrument's materials that are more key to its focused and detailed sound. With the body formed from Alder, this tonewood has a strong mid-range bark that pumps out balanced lows and crisp highs, allowing notes to sound broad yet lively.

Paired with a bolt-on Maple neck, this bright-sounding material further accentuates the instrument's top-end presence, with its 5-piece design offering incredible strength and stability. Letting notes cut through effortlessly in even the most frantic of mixes, the Maple neck's bolt-on joint also enhances their definition and attack.

Multi-Scale Design

The most noteworthy feature of the NG-3 is its multi-scale design. With a 37" scale on the low B string and a 34" scale on the G, the higher string tension on the lower strings gives the bass more punch and clarity where it matters most.

Utilising fanned frets, these allow for super-accurate intonation across the entire fingerboard, with their slanted placement suiting the natural resting position of your hand. It may look odd at first, but you'd be surprised at how easy it is to adapt to this type of neck!

Electronics & Hardware

The NG-3 is installed with three punchy Dingwall-designed FD-3N pickups. These deliver the thunderous and aggressive sounds most synonymous with Nolly, featuring Neodymium magnets for improved definition. The pickups are placed close to the bridge to further boost the instrument's upper mid-range response, for increased clarity when fighting against the sound of multiple guitars.

Featuring a master volume control, the NG-3 also boasts a 4-way rotary pickup selector that lets you use each pickup alone, or in conjunction with one another in series or parallel modes. With an active/passive switch that can let you achieve vintage and modern voicings, it is the Darkglass 3-band preamp that really sets this bass apart. Giving you control over the three main areas of the NG-3's EQ, you can tailor the sound of the bass to suit practically any style of music, not solely metal.

The NG-3 is also kitted out with tour-grade hardware appointments, including lightweight open-gear tuners that offer a smooth feel for precise pitching. The NG-3's highly-adjustable staggered bridge design also allows each string to vibrate more freely, for greater sustain and resonance.



  • Material: Alder
  • Finish: Polyester Base, Polyurethane Colour
  • Pickguard: Carbon Fibre Print, Black


  • Material: Maple, 5-Piece
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 240mm (9.45”)
  • Scale Length: 37" (B) - 34" (G)
  • Carve: Medium Thin C-Shape
  • Reinforcement: Heavy Duty Truss-Rod
  • Headstock: Matching, Flat w/ String Retaining Bar
  • Nut Width: 45.5mm (1.8")
  • Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: 'Banjo'
  • Fret Material: 18% Hard Nickel Silver

Electronics & Hardware

  • Pickups: 3 x Dingwall FD-3N (Neodymium Magnets)
  • Controls: Master Volume, 4-Way Rotary Pickup Selector, 3-Band Darkglass Preamp w/ Active/Passive Toggle Switch
  • Hardware Colour: Smoked Chrome
  • Tuners: Open-Back
  • Knobs: Knurled Dome-Style
  • Input Jack: Switchcraft


  • Gigbag Included
  • Factory Tuning: B Standard
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