Tuesday, 11 July 2017
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Hi Sheldon, I have recently acquired a 2017 NG2 (with round shell pickups), and I'm thinking of converting it into a 3X layout... What are the items that I'll need in addition to an additional FD3n pickup? (i.e. do i need a pair of threaded insert for the extra pickup, a different rotary switch, etc) Also, is there a shop that you'd recommend getting a new pickguard? Thanks alot =)
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Not Sheldon, but I did the same thing you are asking about last week. I did a build thread here: https://www.talkbass.com/threads/dingwa ... t-20219459 Your job should be much easier, I believe the new rounded shell body blanks are already pre-routed for 3X, hopefully Sheldon will confirm. There are apparently a lot of aftermarket pick guard makers, I had really good results from WD Music. I'm interested to hear who Sheldon recommends as well.
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hi rollerberg2000, thanks for sharing your transformation journey :o fortunately, it looks like my ng2 has an extra pickup slot pre-routed. i see that you have 6 inserts, so i guess stock ng2 does not have any inserts underneath the pickups? essentially, i'll need to get an extra FD3n pickup and a 3x rotary switch from dingwall? thanks again [attachment=0:2l26wwhv]File_000.jpeg[/attachment:2l26wwhv]
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You'll have to pull the pickups to see if the shop is using them on this generation. My 2015 did not. You can source these locally at a good fastener store, or check Lowe's, they have them as well. Dingwall offers two versions of the 3X rotary selector at this time, you'll need to decide which is right for you and purchase another pickup. Contact tech@dingwalldotcom and they can provide both as well as schematic and layout. Good luck, enjoy your new Dingwall!
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2 versions? i wonder what's the difference... :o thank you, i can't wait to get an even better ng2 xD thank you so much for your comments too :o
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There is a "regular" 3X and the "d-bird" 3X. I chose the d-bird as it is the only rotary that allows use of all 3 pickups at the same time, and gave me the choice of middle solo for the P-tone I bought and installed. If you aren't ready to contact the shop yet, send me a PM with your email, I can send you a PDF showing the difference.
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