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Dingwall Owners Club

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


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  1. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    We will have mono style bridge available soon with way softer edges. The Babicz are cool, but expensive. We feel they are worth the cost on our USA Basses.
     
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I honestly have no problem with the current Combustion bridge but that wouldn't stop me from retrofitting another aftermarket to try it out if it were a direct fit.
     
  3. johnsonabq

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

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    In my Spector days I knew a few guys in the club who polished and rounded all edges on their brass nuts with a dremel tool and the right tip.
    When I had an NG3 a year ago the bridge really bugged me with the sharp edges. The new Combustion I have now doesn't seem to bother me nearly as much. IMHO YMMV
     
  4. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    same bridge though right?
     
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    The bridge on my NG3 doesn't bug me at all. That's never stopped me from fussing with stuff anyway. My Combustion has the older single saddle "ABM style" bridge on it. That's pretty well set in stone now, given how much modification and customization has gone into turning those bridge pieces into fully functional piezo saddles for the bass.
     
  6. johnsonabq

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

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    I'm thinking so, but the corners seem more rounded on the Combustion.
     
  7. johnsonabq

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

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    PS... I do palm-mute a great deal.
     
  8. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    Sydney, Australia
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Ah, you're right. The diagrams show 50K linear for the tone controls, not the volume, which is un-marked.
     
  10. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    I have one of the older Payson bridges that I bought for my combustion. I haven't gotten it on there yet. I am thinking of having some other work done at the same time on my bass so that would all happen at the same time.
     
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  11. gearhound22

    gearhound22

    Jun 29, 2019
    I wonder what ohm for volume or blend would work with a combustion?
    Glad this was posted as I almost asked myself! I'm try to convert a v1 to the more modern ones but a blend might be a cooler feature.
     
  12. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Since we're talking about bridges...

    I'm fairly certain this was discussed before, but I have no idea how long ago, so it'd be fairly hard to look for, but, are the screws that the strings sit on specific to that application, or are they some "standard" size screw? I'd REALLY like to have an all-blacked out bridge, and those screw saddles stick out like a lighthouse beacon.
     
  13. Peter Lufrano

    Peter Lufrano Blues. and nothing but the Blues. Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Berkeley, CA
    which bridge do you have?
     
  14. cusar5

    cusar5

    Feb 17, 2008
    Just realized I never posted this recent mod to my SPJ5. I got Nordstrand to put a NP5 and a Big Split in Dingwall shells, similar to what some other TB posters have done:
    20190912_135909.jpg
     
  15. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Looks great. I bet it sounds fantastic too
     
  16. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I think I want a Super J 5.
     
  17. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Lol.
     
  18. Iv@N

    Iv@N

    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, G&L
    Sweet! Would you be so kind to share some soundclips? :)
     
  19. Northfear

    Northfear

    Mar 15, 2017
    Pretty much the same story. There are a few pics of Combustion insides on the web, but not a single one with readable text on the pots.
    Maybe @Jeff Roller could help us out? NG2 to NG3 conversion thread had some pics of insides.
     
  20. been_effected

    been_effected

    Mar 18, 2007
    I reached out to Babicz directly and they weren't able to confirm or deny that their bridges are a direct drop in replacement, so likely would need a little woodwork (eh).

    Curious to see what Payson come out with though.
     

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