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Dingwall Owners Club

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


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  1. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Yeah sure, I know the right pickups to get. I have essentially a NT 6-string Warwick Thumbbass copy - but shaped like the Dolphin model. Made from Bubinga/Wenge/Ebony. My pickups are in nearly the same position as an NG2. I currently have Seymour Duncan Basslines and Preamp - but one or both of these have started turning to mush - low volume in the mids and treble. - G and C strings half as quiet as the B, E, A and D. [yes i tried raising the pickups on that side :rollno: - and fresh battery] It's Active, but it's only half as loud as my passive Ibanez Musician?
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    Anyway, I really want exactly the same sound as my bass unplugged (just a little more bassy). I played an NG2 in a store and WooHoo!!! that neck pickup I believe, is what my bass sounds like acoustically. I spose I'm wondering how the pickup is gonna sound in my bass - I very much like the neck pickup on an NG2 and my neck pickup is in nearly exactly the same spot.
    It might be a big ask but:
    Does anyone have a Bubinga/wenge Dingwall they could give me a demo of, on the Neck/middle pickup?
    It's gonna be a fair outlay for me, nearly $1000aud for 2 Dingers and a John East preamp, so any help would be cool.
     
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  2. NaH

    NaH Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    I have a bubinga neck and wenge fretboard AB2, but pickup positioning isn't the same. Would this still help?

     
  3. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Yeah awesome! That would be a real help, all I can compare to is vids on youtube of ABZ's and NG2s, with alder, and ash bodies - It is a good sign, that so many Dingwalls use the FD3's as their standard pickups.

    If you could give me a demo of the front pickup, Flat, Passive with some Pick and Slap that would be fantastic!!!
    As I understand it, the front pickup on an Afterburner is a little more "P bass like" than an NG2?

    - You can understand I probably won't find any "Thumb-bass with FD3" videos on YT lol
    But here is a Thumb-bass on front pickup, slapped.

    How much do think FD3's would change this sound?
     
  4. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    This one is passive, tone wide open. For a couple other tracks I engaged the pre (Glock 2 band) with a little low and high boost.
     
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  5. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Watch out where the huskies go... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Nice John. Now you have me thinking. Hmmm....
     
  6. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Watch out where the huskies go... Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    "Chirp..." Chirp..." A little quiet here.
    I found some Dingwall love in the latest Bass Player magazine. It's an article about Lisa Dodd from Canada. I'm sure @Sheldon D. knows her.
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  7. TonyRo

    TonyRo Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2017
    Cleveland, OH
    I am joining the club here fairly shortly. :roflmao::woot:drool
     
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  8. Andyman001

    Andyman001 moderation must be taken with a grain of salt

    Feb 11, 2010
    S/E Idaho
    What you gettin?
     
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  9. TonyRo

    TonyRo Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2017
    Cleveland, OH
    I bought Matt's SJ3X that was in the Classifieds.
     
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  10. spiritbass

    spiritbass

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    That's jumping in with both feet! :D Totally sweet bass - I understand why he was "on the fence" about selling. Congratulations and a warm welcome!
     
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  11. TonyRo

    TonyRo Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2017
    Cleveland, OH
    True! I really wanted a J or P, as I'm not totally in love with the Combustion body shape. I also wanted the 3X pickups, so my choices were limited. Can't wait!
     
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  12. nismaniac

    nismaniac

    Feb 21, 2005
    OKC, OK
    Just wanted to jump back in to say hi and tell you all something you already know, these basses are AMAZING!!! I'm continually impressed every time I play this bass, it's been three months of bass bliss! Cheers and hope everyone has a great weekend!


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  13. NaH

    NaH Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    I can't slap to save my life, but I'll give it my best shot. Buried the next couple days but I'll get you something however rough.
     
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  14. NaH

    NaH Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    I wonder why @Sheldon D. stopped doing mandolin frets except on the Sklars? I'm guessing they wear out too quick? I have a 4-string Super PJ w/mandolin frets that I love. I know they are out there on Z's of the past, but anyone seen an AB2 with mandolin frets?
     
  15. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Hey, thanks a lot mate - when you have time is fine for me. Cheers! :thumbsup:
     
  16. No slap or picks, but this is my Bubinga/wenge ABHS in all pickup modes. Parallel setting first, then series. Three pickups, starting on neck. P-bass-ish, but not exactly. I'm thinking of installing a P-tone pickup in there.

    Dingwall Owners Club

    Also:

     
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  17. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Hey thanks for that, it seems like i'm worrying about nothing - That is pretty much what my bass sounds like. My bass is gonna sound like a Thumb bass with Dingwall pickups in it :laugh:!
    Other questions:
    What is actually under the cover of these pickups?
    And how are they individually setup if you just hook them up - in terms of Serial/Parallel etc?
    For example: I like the neck pickup on the NG2 - how is that solo pickup wired?
     
  18. spiritbass

    spiritbass

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Under the pickups shells are two neodymium magnet pickups arranged in a "reverse-P" configuration. I purchased my 2016 NG-2 used. When I opened up the control cavity, the pickups were wired in parallel with themselves. It is very easy to change the wiring to series if you like (I do). When I play mine, I'm soloing the neck pickup.
     
  19. Larchi

    Larchi

    Jul 1, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Ok, so on an NG2, the 2 pickups are setup individually in Parallel, and the Pickup knob is just switching between Bridge solo/Bridge and neck Parallel/Bridge and neck Series/Neck solo...Have I got that right?
    Hmmmm, I wonder how my Seymour Duncans are set...
     
  20. spiritbass

    spiritbass

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    That is the way mine was set up when I got my fingers on it...
     

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