Wednesday, 07 March 2007
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Hi folks, I was just wondering if anyone knows if the Nordstrand Big Singles will fit (work) on a Dingwall 5 string. I've been thinking about possibly switching out my Bartolini's for the Big Singles (I have 1999 VooDoo 5). Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Carl
14 years ago
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Hey Carl- I don't have that answer hopefully Sheldon does, but in the mean time, can I suggest you consider replacing those Barts w/ Dingwall FD3s. You know that Sheldon make his own p'up line and they sound fantastic, I know a number of folks who have replaced their older Barts w/ FD p'ups and were very pleased frank
14 years ago
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[quote="FrankM":3jajnzo5]You know that Sheldon make his own p'up line and they sound fantastic, I know a number of folks who have replaced their older Barts w/ FD p'ups and were very pleased frank[/quote:3jajnzo5] Hey Frank! Thanks for the suggestion! Right now I'm just looking at the different options. I will definitely rap to Sheldon about this one! BTW, do you know if the FD3's are double or single coil? Thanks again, Carl
14 years ago
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Hi Carl I have replaced the old Barts on a Prima, with FD3's and it really is a big step forward, sound-wise. FD1's are great too (a touch more modern and more hi-fi compared to the FD3's). Pick your choice. As far as fitting the Nordstrands to the pickup cavities, try to find the exact dimensions of the specific Nordstrands and compare that to the space available to check if there will be need for routing or not
14 years ago
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I swapped Bart pups and pre for the FD-3 and OBP-3. I love it! The combo really pushes out a lot of different sounds that weren't there before. Can't go wrong with FD-3s IMO.
14 years ago
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Hi Carl, The FD-3's are a split coil. If you're going to try out some of Carey's pickups you'll need to measure the string spacing parallel to the pickup and give those specs to him.
14 years ago
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Hey Guys! Thanks a lot for all the great info! I think I'm going to go with the FD3's! Sheldon, I think it's time for me to hook up the OBP-1 pre too! I still have the old Bartolini in there also! Thanks again! Carl
13 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":15sh7j16]Hi Carl, The FD-3's are a split coil. If you're going to try out some of Carey's pickups you'll need to measure the string spacing parallel to the pickup and give those specs to him.[/quote:15sh7j16] I measured and the spacing is 19mm (3/4") pole c/l to pole c/l. The neck pu on my DW AB1-5 is also 3/4"(19mm) string to string (parallel to pu), and 11/16(17.5mm) on the neck pu. [u:15sh7j16][b:15sh7j16]I wonder if that would be a problem being 1/16 off. [/b:15sh7j16][/u:15sh7j16]Also, Nordstrand pickups have angled pole pieces.
13 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":13ncdd3q]Hi Carl, If you're going to try out some of Carey's pickups you'll need to measure the string spacing parallel to the pickup and give those specs to him.[/quote:13ncdd3q] Hi Carl, If you let Nordstrand know that you are putting the pups in a Dingwall, they'll reverse the pole pieces, too. Another option for you would be the Mach II (which is an FD-3 internally wired in series) and/or an FD-3 4L (which is an FD-3/Mach II all wrapped into one, but would require an additional switch to go from parallel linking to series linking). The FD-3 4L I think is an awesome way to go (at least in the neck position paired with a Mach II or another FD-3 4L in the bridge position). Have fun with the pickups. John
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I didn't know changing the pole pieces was an option in the phat singles. I was thinking about having a custom 34-37 w/Nordy phat singles w/SS frets made, but my concern was the pole placement after tilting the pu 45 degrees. After drawing a diagram with the pole pieces reversed it would actually be perfect. Hmm
13 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":1ihc9veb]After drawing a diagram with the pole pieces reversed it would actually be perfect. Hmm[/quote:1ihc9veb] Hi Funk, Yes, I agree that the placement might be very good. I did a mock-up on paper some months back with the DW spacing (18mm at bridge), DW pup angle(s) and a presumption of the center to center pole placement on the Nordstrand pups at 19mm and found that things were almost perfect. Having the pole pieces swung the other way adds even more room for some variation in spacing. Let us know how it works if you try it out.
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[quote="John H.":38t8vq83][quote="Funkshwey":38t8vq83]After drawing a diagram with the pole pieces reversed it would actually be perfect. Hmm[/quote:38t8vq83] Hi Funk, Yes, I agree that the placement might be very good. I did a mock-up on paper some months back with the DW spacing (18mm at bridge), DW pup angle(s) and a presumption of the center to center pole placement on the Nordstrand pups at 19mm and found that things were almost perfect. Having the pole pieces swung the other way adds even more room for some variation in spacing. Let us know how it works if you try it out.[/quote:38t8vq83] The phat singles would be installed following the fan, like on the SJ J/J. What type of sound would one expect from the phat singles? Punchy in the low mids? Refrain from using the word "steroids" in your description. :D
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