Wednesday, 02 April 2008
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Hey Dingwall Sales, I own two AB-1 basses with FD-3 pickups. I'd really like to try the Mach 2 in the bridge position. 1. Do you have any sort of swap policy (for poor musicians)? 2. How difficult is it to install. I don't care about going from pasive to series in the bridge position. 3. Is this assumption correct as I rotate the pickup selector from left to right? a.neck pick up parallel, b. neck and bridge series c. neck and bridge parallel?, bridge series. (this question applies to having an FD-3 in the neck and Mach2 in the bridge. 4. Price with or without trade. What else would I need? Sorry for all of the details. I sold off a small Rickenbacker bass collection to fund my two Dingwall Ab-1's. These are the only basses I own!! Thanks Dingwall Sales, mitch ps. I look forward to a Super T (Dingwall Thunderbird)! We don't need any more Fender clones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi Mitch, Sorry but no swap program for FD-3, you might want to consider selling the pup to help recoup some of your costs. I would suggest that you take the bass to a qualified tech for installation. Your assumption on the rotary is correct. Your cost for a Mach II FD-3 is $200.00 plus shipping. Let me know if you would like to proceed or have any other questions. Dingwall Sales
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I think the series/parallel issue needs a little clarification. You are basically correct in your assumption, NM, about the choices on the pickup selector. However, on most Dingwalls, there is no series/parallel selection within a single pickup. (I don't remember if there are separate wires coming from each coil that would allow this.) The selector switch is (from left right): 1. Neck pickup solo 2. Both pickups in series 3. Both pickups in parallel 4. Bridge pickup solo
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Hi Dingbat, You are correct in your description of the rotary switch. Because we are discussing swapping the bridge pup with a Mach II then Mitch's assumption is also correct as the Mach II is wired in Series. Dingwall Sales
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Thanks guy's for the quick responses. I too was supprised to learn that the FD-3 bridge and neck pick-ups are internally wired parallel. Thats probably why the bass gets louder when I go from my neck to both pickups series. I always refered to the passive pickups as sounding "active", vs. the heavier mids with deminished highs in the series position. I,ve always found that the series position cuts through my "loud" band better than any setting. mitch
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Dingwall Sales, How much is a regular FD3? How much is a MachII-4L? Thank you, Funk
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Hi Funk, The FD-3 is the same price as the MACH II-4L. The USD price is $200.00 for a 5-string. Dingwall Sales
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