DieguzBass 11/14/2017 4:44 AM
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.

DieguzBass 11/15/2017 4:28 AM
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
MWaldorf 11/19/2017 11:11 PM
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?
Marko Ursin 11/20/2017 12:02 PM
If they are similar to these Nordstrand/Dingwalls it looks like there’s steel poles under neo magnets.