Wednesday, 10 June 2009
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I had a quick thought while picking up supplies. One of our sweetest combinations is an SJ4 with the latest version of our P-pickup in the neck and a Mach II bridge pickup. Who would be interested in an FD-3 neck pickup with a big-bottom P flavor? These would be to replace an existing FD-3 neck pickup.
10 years ago
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[quote="Willem":24e37y7e]Wow, kind of bummed out reading this. With the neck in series though, how's that gonna affect the two pickup series and parallel sounds? Will series be 'too much of a good thing' with both pups in series?[/quote:24e37y7e] You definitely wouldn't want both pickups in series. A switch is nice. When playing neck pickup only I will always switch it to series, it becomes INSANELY fat and, not precision-like, more like it took what made the P a P and pushed it a bit too far. I don't know, I like it :) As for other positions, switching the neck pickup to series is viable but really disrupts the balance between pickups as it becomes dominant in output. Sometimes that is good, most of the times not so much. Having pickups in parallel, for example, is a J-like position nice for slap, but with neck pickup in series you get more a Geddy Lee tone, I don't know. If I were you I wouldn't fret about it too much. My AB-II is the only I know of with a neck pickup switch and noone seems to mind not having one. Watch [url:24e37y7e]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bmfOSD_Jjc[/url:24e37y7e], 5:11. It's a very good P sound as is. If I were you, I'd not worry about it at all and wait for the real 6 string P pickup.
10 years ago
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Wow, kind of bummed out reading this. With the neck in series though, how's that gonna affect the two pickup series and parallel sounds? Will series be 'too much of a good thing' with both pups in series?
10 years ago
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[quote="Willem":1numze4p][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1numze4p]It is available for an ABZ4 and ABZ5. We have them in stock. $150 for the 4 and $160 for the 5 + Postage.[/quote:1numze4p] Okay, but I don't have the bass yet. I am planning to order an ABZ6 somewhere in January, but now I know about this, I definately want it with the P sounding neck pup. When do you think the pup will be available for ABZ6's? They [i:1numze4p]are[/i:1numze4p] gonna be available, right?[/quote:1numze4p] We ran into problems trying to nail the distinctive P-like mids on the 6-string pickups. I can't commit to if or when a 6-string version would be available. As Bocete mentioned above the neck pickup can be re-wired in series which gives it a big, ballsy tone. It won't fool a P purist but it's got lot's of low mid power.
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[quote="Grand Wazoo":2inudb1u]Sheldon, being relatively new here, I am not certain which pickup is the FD-3, is it one of those presently fitted to the ABZ and the the Combustion? The website lists them as FD-3 4L. are they the same thing? and is that what comes on a Super J P/J? Thanks[/quote:2inudb1u] FD3 4L is the latest version of the FD3 pickup, different in that it has 4 leads (or what are they called?) FD3s look like inverse P pickups on the inside, and on the 4L pickup, you could switch the two parts of the P pickup from parallel to series and vice versa. Non 4L FD3s are either wired in series or in parallel on the inside and are not switchable. All (recent) Dingwalls from the AB series have their neck pickup internally wired in parallel, neck in series. Those even more recent have switchable (4L) pickups in both positions although there are no switches installed by default. You could install them yourself, though; my AB-II has a neck pickup switch that I love. The Combustion does not have the same pickup as the ABZ, only the same pickup shell size. Combustions have FD3[i:2inudb1u]A[/i:2inudb1u] 4Ls, the alnico version of the FD3 4L fitted to ABZs and other AB models.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":a11629wn]It is available for an ABZ4 and ABZ5. We have them in stock. $150 for the 4 and $160 for the 5 + Postage.[/quote:a11629wn] Okay, but I don't have the bass yet. I am planning to order an ABZ6 somewhere in January, but now I know about this, I definately want it with the P sounding neck pup. When do you think the pup will be available for ABZ6's? They [i:a11629wn]are[/i:a11629wn] gonna be available, right?
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Sheldon, being relatively new here, I am not certain which pickup is the FD-3, is it one of those presently fitted to the ABZ and the the Combustion? The website lists them as FD-3 4L. are they the same thing? and is that what comes on a Super J P/J? Thanks
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It is available for an ABZ4 and ABZ5. We have them in stock. $150 for the 4 and $160 for the 5 + Postage.
10 years ago
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Bump and will this be available for ABZ's? When I tested an ABI I had the feeling the neck solo was a little to scooped and I would end up 95% of the time in series. With more mids and bass in the neck, I could use the series setting as a boost!?
11 years ago
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[quote="Bocete":1lckmono](could you trademark the term 4+0, Sheldon? :roll:)[/quote:1lckmono] :D
11 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":3br6b611]...Bocete your renderings of the Fanned SR5 were brilliant. Can you do a rendering of a Turbo Fan P bass? Specs: [list:3br6b611][*:3br6b611]P symmetrical body[/*:m:3br6b611] [*:3br6b611]34-36.25" 4 string[/*:m:3br6b611] [*:3br6b611]Dingwall SP pu in the standard position and reversed P, fanned of course, how 'bout a double p pu version too [/*:m:3br6b611] [*:3br6b611]an SJ headstock 4 inline and a 3+1 just for grins. For now leave out the extra routing for cheaper production[/*:m:3br6b611][/list:u:3br6b611] ...[/quote:3br6b611] I'm currently trying to graduate by the end of this month, but I was thinking of doing some renderings after that. I have this design of a buzzard-meets-scarab built around the as-is AB neck... :) But a P bass should be much easier to do, and I'd love to see how faster did I become by the end of the SuperRay5 "build". Creating the headstock is probably the most difficult part of the entire build. The neck heel is impossible to model. So headstock variations would be just too time-consuming to pull off: better just the classic 4+0 headstock. (could you trademark the term 4+0, Sheldon? :roll:)
11 years ago
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I took the BluEqube out to get the series/parallel option for the neck pu. That's a brilliant idea Bo to have the wiring: neck solo'd = series, but in the other settings keep it parallel. I agree with Sheldon that the neck pu in parallel mixed with a series MII sounds fantastic. Sheldon could you wire the bass to have the neck solo'd = series and parallel in the other settings? Bocete your renderings of the Fanned SR5 were brilliant. Can you do a rendering of a Turbo Fan P bass? Specs: P symmetrical body 34-36.25" 4 string Dingwall SP pu in the standard position and reversed P, fanned of course, how 'bout a double p pu version too an SJ headstock 4 inline and a 3+1 just for grins. For now leave out the extra routing for cheaper production Sheldon palming his forehead says, "Don't I have enough models already"? You could farm out the P bodies and do your own necks. You could have the fretboard overhang the body at an angle to accommodate the upper fanning. No one else has a bass model like this. [quote="Bocete":3i12him1][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":3i12him1]I'm pretty sure Funk did that on his own.[/quote:3i12him1] Oh? Well, for what it's worth, I find it very useful. That pickup sounds great in series when soloed, and it's the P sound in my head. Thanks, Funk :wink:[/quote:3i12him1]
11 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":3v32kw55]I'm pretty sure Funk did that on his own.[/quote:3v32kw55] Oh? Well, for what it's worth, I find it very useful. That pickup sounds great in series when soloed, and it's the P sound in my head. Thanks, Funk :wink:
11 years ago
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I'm pretty sure Funk did that on his own.
11 years ago
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Hey Sheldon, why did you stop installing the series/parallel switch for the neck pickup? The series mode on neck pickup soloed is a great P-like sound, having it in parallel doesn't quite compare IMO. EDIT: Maybe the series/parallel switch was never meant to be installed in ABs, and it's only my bass specific. In that case, thanks Funk :mrgreen:, and maybe it should become available on all ABs. I would certainly request it. Or have the pickup switch to series automatically when it's soloed? More complex, but compact and fancy :)
11 years ago
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Of all the sounds I can get the P bass passive on the Super J gets the most milage by far. I'd love to have that option on the SJ-5. Or on the Afterburners. A "drop in" replacement would be perfect.
11 years ago
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[quote="John H.":2ignxrna]would you ever be able to make a P pup in the SF shell?[/quote:2ignxrna] +1 - That way I could convert my Super J to a Super PJ...
11 years ago
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I'd like to see a 4 string Dingwall Super P. 34"-36.25" 3+1 SJ headstock slightly stubbier/shorter Combustion SJ or Z neck pocket so there's no neck heel showing on the front. Priced in the range of ABZ's or slightly cheaper for a passive version. Reversed P pu option 19mm spacing Stellar tone circuit for an upcharge The Turbo Super P would be a huge hit imo. Anyone else feelin' it?
11 years ago
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Any update on this?
12 years ago
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Sounds good to me...I'd drop one into my AB-1 without hesitation.
12 years ago
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100% of us so far want an FD3 P pu. :D Will it be in an FD3 soapbar cover? I'm actually currently trying to get Carey at Nordstrand to do a P pu in a soap bar cover.
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