Dingwall D-Roc Standard 5 and Hellboy review

Behold a pair of T-bird-style five-strings that bring the thunder and then some...

D-Roc Standard 5 and Hellboy
(Image: © Dingwall)

Guitar World Verdict

The Hellboy is a tone machine on steroids, as long as you like distorted sounds, while the D Roc Standard 5 is a top-class performer at a top-class price.


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    Eye-catching looks.

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    Superb tonal performances.


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    The Standard's passive operation may limit its appeal.

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    The Hellboy theme might not work for everyone.

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Take a long look: these are two beautiful bass guitars, carrying with them all the attention to detail and design ethos that you would expect of a Dingwall instrument. 

The Aquaflake model is a looker by any reckoning, and then we have the Hellboy Limited Edition – a bass, it is claimed, that comes straight from hell. It comes fitted with a Darkglass distortion circuit, so there’s no need for pedals, effect modeling, or bass amp tinkering – the Hellboy can be made to rip and tear into any band mix with the turn of a control.

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