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Sheldon- Just thought I'd ask about those upgrades for the ABII to convert the treble controls to active+passive. What's the expected availability date? Thanks
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^+1 Bassgreaser. I would be flipping the blue EQube on instead. The ability to passively roll off highs is huge.
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread here but I didn
14 years ago
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It's passive cut in both active and passive mode. The batteries have to be good for it to work though, even when active is off. So if the batteries go dead, it will not passively cut.
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[quote="jlaplante":20bhrsca]I believe it is boost and cut in active mode. In passive, it functions just like ordinary cut-only treble controls.[/quote:20bhrsca] Yes, that's correct. To be a little more precise, it's a dual potentiometer with a centre notch. Above the notch it is the treble boost part of the Aguilar pre-amp. Below the notch it is a normal passive tone control (treble cut) that works in both active and passive mode.
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I believe it is boost and cut in active mode. In passive, it functions just like ordinary cut-only treble controls.
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So, the hybrid treble upgrade, if I am understanding correctly, has no change in active mode but is a treble/tone control in passive, right?
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Dingbat - Thanks for the detailed pix and so forth. Sounds very satisfying, and relieves some of my anxiety about the complexity. Sheldon and crew look like they made it very simple! My upgrade kit is on the way, so hopefully before the vacation is over I'll have it up and running. Will post results...
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":3py9m8qn] How do you like the treble upgrade? I am considering it myself.[/quote:3py9m8qn] After playing for just a few minutes, I like it. I could easily get the ultimate dub bass sound with a clear attack but almost no overtones - not that that's what I'm into but it adds to the versatility. When used in moderation, you can get some nice woody tones in active mode and while keeping the volume at full in passive mode. If I want to take off just a bit of the harsh upper mids and finger noise in passive mode, I still like to turn the volume down a little. It's more subtle than the tone control. At first I was startled by how much the volume dropped when I turned down the treble but then I realized that my amp was cranked and the bass' volume knob was already set too low. (passive mode) Compared to the tone control on my passive Afterburner I, the hybrid control does not seem to roll off as much treble but the rolled-off tone sounds more "woody" than just muffled, like on the ABI when it is fully rolled off - and it definitely does not get muddy like most conventional basses. In short, I'm glad I got it. I was also surprised by how little trouble I had to install it. I'm not an expert in soldering. I took extra care on this job, though and I made sure to study the instructions for a couple of days before I attempted it, then I followed the instructions to the letter. For those with little or no soldering/wiring experience, I recommend taking it in to a good tech for the installation. Paul
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[quote="Dingbat":oq3e4izu]I installed the hybrid treble upgrade in my 2005 Afterburner II. It went without any major problems and took about two hours. The hardest part was getting the rubber knob off the post. [/quote:oq3e4izu] How do you like the treble upgrade? I am considering it myself.
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During the past year Sheldon has continued to improve his instruments. My ABII reflects some of those changes. I got the newly designed rubber-like control knobs, which I think are an improvement both functionally and aesthetically. I also installed a Hipshot detuner but I ordered it directly from Hipshot, so it's got their logo on it, which is okay but it doesn't look like an original Dingwall option now. :( And just today I upgraded the treble boost to the new treble boost/cut hybrid that I think started with the Super J and is now standard on all ABIIs. I don't think I"ll go for the other major upgrades, like carving acoustic chambers inside the bass, or F holes, or planing off the bubinga top for a cocobolo or makore top. :)
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Continued...
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I installed the hybrid treble upgrade in my 2005 Afterburner II. It went without any major problems and took about two hours. The hardest part was getting the rubber knob off the post. Here are some pictures of the operation for the curious.
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We finished the instructions on the Hybrid treble conversion today. We can now start selling the kit. Cost is $100 US or $115 CDN.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":12vz0qmv]I'll see if we can have it done this week.[/quote:12vz0qmv] Any more news on this? I just installed a Hipshot extender on my ABII5. I'd like to bring it right up to date with the hybrid treble circuit, which I will probably use more than the extender.
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I'll see if we can have it done this week.
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Hate to keep bugging, but any closer? [quote:17ziilxp]We're real close.[/quote:17ziilxp]
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Thanks for the info. Maybe what you have is not the upgrade kit for older ABIIs but one of the first ABIIs with the new circuit, which is now standard. Sheldon can tell us for sure. Sheldon, is there a physical difference between the hybrid control upgrade kit and the hybrid control that comes built in to the new ABIIs?
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[quote="Dingbat":1v0d7h1c][quote="Funkshwey":1v0d7h1c]I have one in my ABII-5 so I would say they are available.[/quote:1v0d7h1c] Really? If it's true, I'd like to order one right now. When did you get yours? Did you install it yourself? What is involved?[/quote:1v0d7h1c] I got my ABII-5 about 2 or 3 months ago. Luckily I found out it was available right before it was done and I had Sheldon add it. It works in passive mode but needs an active battery to function. It's really nice to subtlely roll out the highs. Very cool to have. I believe it's the same curcuit that's used in the SJ's. If Sheldon dosen't sell them direct, contact Terry at Cabs Unlimited. His contact is T4Bass@aol.com.
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[quote="Funkshwey":8xvw84xo]I have one in my ABII-5 so I would say they are available.[/quote:8xvw84xo] Really? If it's true, I'd like to order one right now. When did you get yours? Did you install it yourself? What is involved?
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[quote="jlaplante":2tyigwpw]Sheldon- Just thought I'd ask about those upgrades for the ABII to convert the treble controls to active+passive. What's the expected availability date? Thanks[/quote:2tyigwpw] I have one in my ABII-5 so I would say they are available.
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