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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FroggyOne2, Jan 7, 2008.
Ugh a PJ id love one of those..
I’d never in a million years part with my SPJ5. One of these days I’ll have a long-scale Dingwall again, but the SP covers everything I do at the moment.
Hi all! New owner here. Funny enough I thought I was getting a NG2 but got a NG3 (which I'm fine with). Without having to run through 1000 pages can anyone tell me what the common mods are for switching options on an NG3 if I end up deciding to change them (ie the classic NG2 series tone)? Thanks.
First check if it has a D-Bird selector or a 3X one, Dingwall have been using both versions. Its printed on the circuit board.
The 3X one will be closer to what you expect.
BTW The search function should prevent you needing to read all the pages here
I'll check that out. I searched ng3 mods and got 5 hits, none of which were very helpful. If you have a better search term I'd appreciate it.
What an amazing collection!
Do you have your ABZs tuned differently or have one strung with different strings? Just wondering how you are using the 6 vs the 5, given that they appear to be quite similar.
Pop the back plate off and look at the pick up selector switch. It will say 3x or DB.
welcome to the club. Pics of the new axe?!
The only one I really have any interest in adding to my pile is a SPJ5. In that dark candy metallic green.
Thanks! I appreciate that! Yes, they are tuned differently. I keep one in standard and one tuned down a half step. As I get more comfortable with the 6er, I'll figure out which one will get tuned which way, as most of my night is spent in standard tuning. The 5er, the 6er, and the incoming 4, are all very similar by design. MY gigging bassist philosophy is- find one bass that covers all the sonic ground you need/want/desire, and buy multiples of that if you can. This way, when I switch basses, the only thing that changes is the amount of notes that I have available, LOL! Although, the NG-3 is still more aggressive sounding than my ABZs...
Which length fits?
The Pickups have two coils and as so can be wired in either Series or Parallel.
They ship in Series, I changed mine to Parallel, its less dark but note definition is much better but this is all very subjective. It's a worthwhile experiment that costs nothing, works on other basses too.
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I´ve done it. I ordered a 3x Switch. I am happy, but I really want to try the other possibilities.
And I think about adding the 3xSP Switch too...
Try the wiring manually, you might only like series or parallel, so you can just leave it set to your preference.
The paint chips so easily when drilling, as I found out when fitting a rear strap pin on mine. I would try to avoid it.
I have the wiring diagrams for 2X & 3X series/parallel options if you want them?
Thanks! Is the S/P an easy mod or not something you can do yourself?
It involves new holes in your bass.
Well. I happened to be offered a Super PJ4 in a trade this week, but I'd just put brand new rounds on my super P. One clean and string transplant later, the SuperPJ4 is resplendant with the bass boomers, while the P4 has some Chromes I had lying around while I decide what friendier flats I might want to try. Or I could just buckle and put TI flats on when I figure out exactly which set to buy.
I’ll have to double check if I still have the packaging. I want to say they are just the normal TIJF345 pack, but I’m not 100% sure b/c it’s been a couple years.
You might want to ask Jason at Fret Nation. I’m sure he could confirm best set and hook you up.
I should say that I think I had a bad low B the first time I tried a well used set. I ended up buying another low B and it had much better tension and definition.
Cool. I"ve asked fretnation but possiby they're busy answering everyone else's questions, as no reply yet.
Standard five string set of TI flats fits fine.
You might need shorter saddle screws to get the whopping .136 B down where you want it.
I liked TI flats E-C even better.
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