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Dingwall Owners Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FroggyOne2, Jan 7, 2008.


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  1. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    All this talk of cosmetics. I want Bootsy Collins to sign with Dingwall so I can have a multiscale Bootsy-star bass. No swirls though. Just stars. And glitter. Is that too much to ask?

    bootsy2.
     
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  2. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Fun OT article: Bootsy Collins: Bass from Outer Space | Premier Guitar
     
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  3. That looks like Whalepoolburst.
     
  4. Beware of DAS!! Dingwall Acquisition Syndrome can be powerful.
     
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  5. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Jule-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Nope, not a typo.

    The idea behind setting the shelving corner frequency that high was to be able to boost through the full range without introducing harshness: studio EQ’s frequently call that kind of treble shelf an “air” control.
     
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  6. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Also, keep in mind that the center point of the frequency is just that, the center point measured at some point in the boost/cut graph. As you boost / cut, that frequency actually changes, too. Often, by an octave or more.
     
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  7. been_effected

    been_effected

    Mar 18, 2007
    Huh, cool! #themoreyouknow
     
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  8. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Wow, cool - that is brilliant! That explains why it works the way it does!
    Exactly as you said, it magically boosts the high end without introducing harshness, unlike certain other preamps I have on various other non-Dingwall basses, on which the treble control could more accurately be called a "pain" control, because turning it up too much just causes pain. :)
     
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  9. KidSmash92

    KidSmash92

    Apr 13, 2018
    Apparently not.
    The d-bird :
    1 - bridge soloed
    2 - bridge and middle in parallel
    3 - middle pickup soloed
    4 - all 3pups together (Bridge and middle in parallel in series with neck).

    The Dingwall 3x pickup rotator is
    1 - bridge soloed
    2 - bridge and middle in series
    3 - bridge and neck in parallel
    4 - neck soloed
     
  10. been_effected

    been_effected

    Mar 18, 2007
    You're correct in stating that, however the Combustion 3X is shipped with the D-bird style wiring installed, not the standard 3X wiring setup on the Canadian models.

    There's a few Combustion owners who are looking at changing their wiring to the second option you've stated though (and I'm going to think about it, whenever mine arrives). On paper, I prefer the second option, but I figure Dingwall have wired it this way for a reason, so I'll give it a try and let my ears decide.
     
  11. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    I plan to build the super 6-way switch I drew above with the stewmac switch and see if I can fit it into the cavity of m NG3 so i get all the cool options.

    B>
     
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  12. KidSmash92

    KidSmash92

    Apr 13, 2018
    OK thanks for the input. Could I trouble Sheldon Dingwall to confirm this? The bass direct team, when asked, told me it was with the 3X wiring. Thanks!
     
  13. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    You can just take the cavity cover off and look at the circuit board holding the 4-way switch. It will either say "3X" or "DB" right on the circuit board:
    4Way_3X. 4Way_DBird.
     
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  14. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    A few NAMM basses has 3x but they’ve been dbird since including upgrade kits.
     
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  15. KidSmash92

    KidSmash92

    Apr 13, 2018
    Many thanks, I'll check it out!
     
  16. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Hmm, now I think I'm confused, so my NG3-6 will arrive with the D-bird setup?
     
  17. KidSmash92

    KidSmash92

    Apr 13, 2018
    So it seems. I'll check mine and post if it's a 3x or a d-bird circuit.
     
  18. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    I was led to believe the NG3s were setup the same as the D-bird: Like this diagram Labeled - "NG3Control layout"
    which I got off the site.
     

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  19. been_effected

    been_effected

    Mar 18, 2007
    This is my understanding too, yep
     
  20. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Ha! 3 pickups but only 4 positions either way - I really just want the middle, so I would be happy with the D-bird setup. But I only got to try a Ng2 in the shop. I would assume the neck pickup solo would have even more of a "Pbass" sound. I'm just wondering what I'll have to play with straight away.
    Here's a video that shows pretty clearly what the different Pickup configs sound like on the NG3:

    I'm gonna get mine rewired anyway: So i have neck, middle, neck and middle, and all 3. I just don't really like the bridge pickup sound by itself.
    I have watched nearly every Dingwall video on YT, and everyone seems to have the exact same NG2/3 sound!!! Which makes it sound like an effing Jazz bass (please, no more!).
    What's funny is I'm getting a Signature Nolly bass, but I hate his bass sound! Hahahhaa....
     

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