Sunday, 11 July 2010
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Hi all, New member here. Calling out to VB-99 Bass owners for help. I have a Combustion and a Roland GK-3B pickup I want to install. The space between the bridges and Dingwall pickup are too small to fit the Roland. Has anyone removed some of the bridge body to fit or moved the Dingwall pickup for more space? How well does the GK-3B work when mounted at an angle to the strings? Thanks
11 years ago
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Hi there, welcome to the forum. :) I own a Combustion, but I haven't thought about swapping the PU. If I were to, Sheldon told me the FD-3's are available in a FD-3A shell which will drop right in. I'm not sure if that interests you or not. There have been some other people that have swapped PU's, but that has been on the Canadian built basses. Let us know what you end up doing.
11 years ago
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I understand this pickup is not used instead of some other pickup, but in addition. [img:2e5q12pg]http://cms.rolandus.com/assets/images/products/main/gk3b_top_main.jpg[/img:2e5q12pg] The member Erwin has one like that on his AB-I.
11 years ago
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This can be accomplished very easily on an Afterburner. Not sure about doing it on a Combustion, but I looked at adding one to my AB-II and it would have been fine, had I gone through with it.
11 years ago
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I have one on my AB, maybe it can be done similar..... Link: http://afterburner2.hyves.nl/album/8881 ... 97/0/hLkd/ Greetings from Holland, Erwin
10 years ago
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Hey Erwin. Are you still using that GK-3B on your AB, and how does it work? What does your GK3B control? I notice from your photo you don't have it perpendicular and you neither match the slant of the bridge. My plan was to use it perpendicular to the stings since my VB-99 is adjustable to compensate for individual saddle-to-pickup differences between strings. Many thanks, ~Datta Groover
10 years ago
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[quote="gumbystuff88":3080v0r0]Hi all, New member here. Calling out to VB-99 Bass owners for help. I have a Combustion and a Roland GK-3B pickup I want to install. The space between the bridges and Dingwall pickup are too small to fit the Roland. Has anyone removed some of the bridge body to fit or moved the Dingwall pickup for more space? How well does the GK-3B work when mounted at an angle to the strings? Thanks[/quote:3080v0r0] How did that work out for you, finally?
10 years ago
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I finally solved the problem by getting an ABII, with plenty of room between the bridge and the bridge pup. Oh, and I love it!
10 years ago
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Did you mount the pickup parallel to the strings or at an angle like the pickups?
10 years ago
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[quote="NaH":2cqhgrfh]Did you mount the pickup parallel to the strings or at an angle like the pickups?[/quote:2cqhgrfh] I have not yet mounted the pickup on my Dingwall. I just got the bass 2 days ago, and am leaving on tour tomorrow. I will fit it when I get back from Europe, but my plan is to mount it at a slight angle, between perpendicular to the strings and the pickup angle. THe only way I would need it completely perpendicular is if I really cared about the VB-99's distinction between strings, and I don't really. By problem solved, I just meant the ABII has more room to work with.
10 years ago
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[quote="Erwin":jefvla7c]http://afterburner2.hyves.nl/album/8881311/Me_and_my_bassguitar/-vZtPrDD/fotos/899962297/0/hLkd/[/quote:jefvla7c] Cool. Thanks for that. I mounted my GK-3B more perpendicular to the strings, and it works great. I will be on your turf tomorrow (arriving in Amsterdam in the evening)!!! Best, ~Datta Groover
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