1. ftrain65
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  3. Friday, 07 August 2020
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I am looking to convert my Combustion 5 string (which is, ironically was upgraded to NG2 specs with the Darkglass Tone capsule) to a fully passive bass.

Few quick questions:

1. Would it be possible to swap pickups to lower output actives, or passives and remove the preamp section?

2. If it is possible to swap pickups, am I limited to Dingwall specific pickups or are there 3rd party pickups out there for Dingwalls? I understand the routing is different then a traditional bass, and obviously, these pickups would have to be multiscale, but Ive seen a few multi scale passive pickups out in the wild. Not sure if it could be a 1 to 1 replacement or if routing is necessary.

I love my Dingwall, but it is waaaaaay too high output, and I am not enjoying active pickups on any of my basses. If I had a large budget, I would just get a Super P or J 5, and call it, but I love my Combustion and just want to customize it to my liking.

I appreciate any suggestions!
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