Tuesday, 03 March 2009
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Hey Sheldon, I am planning on adding a Glock 2 band preamp to my ABI Five for added tone capabilities. I want to keep the 4 way pu selector switch and bluecube installed so I will still keep the stock passive ABI tone capabilities. I have the newer AB with seperate bluecube toggle switch. I will then need to purchase 3 knobs to fit glock pots (how much will I owe you?) Will the glock pre pots need anything special for anchoring or will they fit in existing holes. I am going to be removing current tone pot and volume pot and drill one hole for bass preamp pot between pu selector and existing tone pot. Is this a good match for my beautiful ABI V, and any advice would be appreciated. Regards Kevin Eldridge
13 years ago
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Hi Kevin A couple of us have upgraded our ABs with three-way Glock pres with great results. The only trick is you need the knobs with the screws in them (there's a technical name I'm sure!) Here's the thread: http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/vi ... ight=glock Cheers Ross
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[quote="Pbass62":kfq4zgvt]Hey Sheldon, I am planning on adding a Glock 2 band preamp to my ABI Five for added tone capabilities. I want to keep the 4 way pu selector switch and bluecube installed so I will still keep the stock passive ABI tone capabilities. I have the newer AB with seperate bluecube toggle switch. I will then need to purchase 3 knobs to fit glock pots (how much will I owe you?) Will the glock pre pots need anything special for anchoring or will they fit in existing holes. I am going to be removing current tone pot and volume pot and drill one hole for bass preamp pot between pu selector and existing tone pot. Is this a good match for my beautiful ABI V, and any advice would be appreciated. Regards Kevin Eldridge[/quote:kfq4zgvt] Hi Kevin, Send an email to tech@dingwallguitars.com. Jeff will be able to answer the hole size and cost questions (he's gone for the day). Sheldon
13 years ago
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Thank-you Sheldon and Ross
13 years ago
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Ross, did you install a battery box or was there room inside existing cavity? Regards Kevin
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I had it professionally installed and it all fitted in the existing cavity. Mind you I haven't looked inside to see what sort of mess is in there! ':wink:' Worth the effort. Cheers Ross
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Thanks again, I was debating on having a battery box professionally installed about the same location of the ABII battery cavity/ or if there is room in existing cavity go there but install screw inserts to keep from stripping out holes. Im also debating on the 2 band or 3 band preamp, what do you think? Regards Kevin
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You should have plenty room in the existing cavity. You may want to think about avoiding any non-reversible mods(no routing) as well as saving all your old parts, you may regret not doing so at some point down the line. Also, while inserts are slick, if they do pull out you've got a big hole to deal with whereas a stripped wood screw can be plugged effectively at least a few times before become a problem. FWIW, I have two batteries and an additional mini-pot mounted backward(went with a 3-band and didn't want to drill an extra hole)stuffed in my bass. It's tight and the foam above the batteries even puts a little pressure on the cover, but the four stock screws have held fine for many years. I'm very careful not to over torque anything.
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I again appreciate the info. I will probably keep the battery in the existing cavity and as you said,hang on to the original parts
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[quote:2b9niwm0]Im also debating on the 2 band or 3 band preamp, what do you think? [/quote:2b9niwm0] Hi Kevin I specifically wanted to gain some control over my mids as the AB1 was the brightest, most hi-fi bass I'd ever played. I'm an old P-bass with flats sort of guy. 2 band was never an option for me on this bass although it works well for me on my Sadowsky. Cheers Ross
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