Dingwall Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion KK3 Matte Green to Purple Colorshift
The Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion has been produced to the exact specifications of Bad Wolves bassist Kyle Konkiel. From a player’s perspective, this is a great-looking, versatile instrument that covers what might be termed ‘Dingwall territory’ – and then some.
“It manages to provide not just one but a whole collection of great bass tones that have loads of character,” says Kyle.
A well-established stalwart of the Dingwall catalogue, the Combustion brilliantly showcases the smooth curves so typical of Dingwall bass designs. The body is alder with a maple neck, wenge fingerboard and Ralph Novak’s multi-scale, fanned-fret system, which results in a 34–37-inch scale spread across the five strings (the scale length of the B-string is three inches longer than the G).
The Kyle Konkiel Signature model is brought to life by a purple and green color-shift finish, meaning the body can change color depending on the lighting and angle it’s viewed at. “I got the idea from a Lamborghini I saw cruising around LA,” says Kyle. “It had the same color-shift finish.”
What you get here is a perfect combination of looks, feel and flexibility, and a fast, comfortable neck that allows you to be as adventurous as you like.
It has a distinctive tone too, thanks to three of Dingwall’s highly-rated FD3-N pickups, Dingwall’s Quad-tone switching system and a Nordstrand 3-band active EQ, with each position of the four-way selector switch yielding a voice that’s distinct and musically useful.
To make it a truly versatile instrument, Kyle chose to compliment the Combustion’s already hard ’n’ heavy setup with a simple selector switch for the middle pickup that allows for an additional configuration – the first time this feature has been used on a Combustion. “The result is a fantastic blend of vintage and modern bass tones that should appeal to just about anybody,” says Dingwall CEO, Sheldon Dingwall. “The tones are warm, clear and powerful without being overbearing when you need a bit of subtlety.”
SETUP & INSPECTED BY OUR TECH TEAM
Case: Custom Dingwall Padded Gigbag
Finish: Matte Green to Purple Colorshift
Scale Length: 5 string 37–34 inches (940–864mm)
Neck: 5-piece Maple bolt-on
Frets: Novax Fanned-fret System - 24 “acoustic-sized” frets, 0.040” tall x 0.080” wide
Fingerboard radius: 240 mm (9.45”)
Pickups: Dingwall FD-3n Pickups, Neodymium Magnets
Preamp: Nordstrand 3-Band EQ
Controls: Master Volume with Push/Pull Active/Passive Switch
String Spacing at Bridge: 5 string 0.709 inches (18mm)
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