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dingwall question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by instigata, Mar 20, 2006.


  1. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    what are dingwall pups (construction wise)... and is there anything that sounds like them?

    are the ones used in 4 strings the same size as the ones used in 5 strings?
     
  2. Dingwall question-Dingwall answer......

    The FD pickups are considered split coils, and are like little pbass pickups under a large soap bar cover. They are definately hum cancelling (incredibly low noise) and best of all they are passive.
    If you want to hear them in action check out
    http://www.dingwallguitars.com/FD3/
    or over at basstasters.com

    I would only guess the 4 string p'ups are smaller than the 5 string ones, as Sheldon makes both a 4 string and 5 string p'up- so there must be a difference
    A pickup that sounds similar to a Dingwall...hummm maybe a skjold custom pickup- i found it to sound incredibly similar
    frank
     
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    True enough. I find the Dingwall pickups to have a wider tonal range than regular P pickups, and they're more balanced across the range.

    As much as they may compare to Pete's pickups, I also hear he won't sell his pickups unless they come attached to several large chunks of wood.
     
  4. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    ^ same with his bridges...

    i already tried :(
     
  5. anyone know the string spacing at the bridge on the 5 and 6er's?
     
  6. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    18mm, I believe.
     
  7. Where did you come up with this? All of the Dingwall pickups are humcancelling split coils.

    Which Dingwall basses or basses with Dingwall pickups have you played?
     
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    So you dug up an old thread to post stuff that's not true?


    Good move.
     
  9. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Nope, Geoff dug up an old thread to post stuff that is true. :)
     
  10. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    they make some of the best passive pickups ive ever heard
     
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    My bad. Geoff can dig up any Dingwall thread he wants.
     
  12. PMC89

    PMC89

    May 1, 2006
    New Jersey
    well, all i know is. they sound damn good. and if i can ever jusitify spending 1200 bucks. god help me if i don't get a dingwall.
     
  13. PMC89

    PMC89

    May 1, 2006
    New Jersey
    see? pure sexy:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Is that one yours?

    Its a nice one.
     
  15. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    [​IMG]

    PMC.. yours is pretty similar to mine. Great basses, eh?
     
  16. :D