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Thread: Dingwall pickups (FD3n) replica making

  1. #1
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    Dingwall pickups (FD3) style pickup


    I'm Diego from Italy; i'm recently involved to make pickups for my basses using neo magnets.

    i would like to make a Dingwall style pickup; so i'm searching for specifications about this kind of pickups, distinctive of the dingwall sound.
    i found this pictorial about a preamp modification on talkbass.

    we can see some pictures about the pickups.

    the pickup seems :

    * with big ned disks with different dimensions.
    * split coil design (in parallel for the neck, in series for the bridge)
    * steel bar under the disks (on the bottom), not clear if there's some steel poles in the top section
    * copper foil for each coil in phase deletion connection

    the pics named "orig" are the pickup with original configuration; the other are modified in wiring only to implement the mod written in the thread

    i'm really interested to build a replica for my regular (no fanned fret) 6 string bass.
    let's start a discussion on the topic! (if you are interested of course!)

    thank you in advance.

    Last edited by DieguzBass; 11-14-2017 at 02:07 PM.

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    anyone knows further specifications about this kind of pickups?
    i find interesting the differente disk diameter; a really unique design; i can't see if there are steel poles over the disk magnets to "feed" the coils

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    I don't know anything about these pickups, but it looks like Dingwall has a pretty extensive forum on his website; have you searched there?

  4. #4
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    Valkeala Finland
    If they are similar to these Nordstrand/Dingwalls it looks like there’s steel poles under neo magnets.

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