Dingwall bass guitar pickups, FD3 4L, Split coil Neodymium pickups for Combustion and Afterburner basses. Fan fret, NG3, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Warwick, UK, USA, EU


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FD3 4 P Tone square end     £115.00

FD3 4 P Tone round end      £125.00

FD3 5 P Tone square end    £125.00

FD3 5 P Tone round end      £150.00

FD3 5 Neck round end          £125.00

FD3 5 Bridge round end       £125.00

FD3N 4 Neck NG/Combustion, round end    £75.00 - out of stock

FD3N 4 Bridge NG/Combustion, round end    £75.00 - out of stock

FD3N 5 Neck NG/Combustion, round end    £80.00

FD3N 5 Bridge NG/Combustion, round end    £80.00

FD3N 6 Neck NG/Combustion, round end    £85.00

FD3N 6 Bridge NG/Combustion, round end    £85.00

FDV 4  round end Neck/Bridge pair        £210.00

FDV 4  square end Neck/Bridge pair      £210.00

FDV 4  round end Neck                           £105.00 - out of stock

FDV 4  round end Bridge                        £105.00

FDV 5  round end Neck/Bridge pair        £220.00

FDV 5  square end Neck/Bridge pair      £220.00

FDV 5  round end Neck                           £110.00

FDV 5  round end Bridge                         £110.00

Super Fatty II 5  round end Bridge single        £115.00

Super Fatty II 5  round end Neck single          £115.00

Super Fatty II 5  round end Neck/Bridge pair £230.00

Super Fatty II 4  round end Bridge single        £110.00

Super Fatty II 4  round end Neck single          £100.00

Super Fatty II 4  round end Neck/Bridge pair £220.00

NG3 4  conversion kit/carbon      £199.00

NG3 5  conversion kit/carbon      £199.00

Combustion 4  conversion kit      £199.00

Combustion 5  conversion kit      £199.00

£5 UK shipping will be added to your order

For orders outside the UK we will deduct the UK and confirm your shipping cost.


This pickup is designed to sound as close to an original P pickup as possible yet still maintain the depth, clarity and output you’ve come to expect from Dingwall pickups. The magnets are neodymium. The asymmetric coil configuration is a split humcancelling reverse type. All 4 leads plus ground are accessible for series or parallel hook up (series recommended).

Available in square or round end size.

4, 5 and 6 string


FD3 pickup for all Dingwall basses - clear, clean, wide and modern sounding pickup

FDV pickup for all Dingwall basses - vintage vibe with a modern twist, more grind than the FD3

Super Fatty II pickup for all Dingwall basses - a fatter, more midrange punch with clean highs and warm lows.

FD3 P Tone pickup

The Neo pickup with a P bass voicing gets you closer to the classic tone

FD3 N pickup - standard fit in Combustion and NG basses

The FD-3N pickups are made to our specifications. They feature Neodymium magnets which offer high output and a smooth but aggressive tone.

NG and Combustion 3 x Pickup Conversion kits - £199 - new!


1 x Pickguard

1 x Pickup plus screws

1 x Rotary Switch

NG kits include a Carbon Fibre effect pickguard

Combustion Kits include a Matt Black pickguard (see below)

Satin Black 3x Pickguards

Customer feedback

Hi Mark,

As promised here is some feedback on my experiences with the Dingwall P-Tone pickup that you recently supplied for my Dingwall AB1 5.

As you said, fitting is a doddle and as I was removing the strings to fit the new pickup, I also chose to fit a set of Payson nickels instead of replacing with Dingwall Voodoos. So my new experience was with the heavier nickel strings as well as the Dingwall P-Tone pickup.

Firstly the Payson strings; as I am quite a heavy handed player I find the thicker gauge more to my liking, in the past, pre Dingwall, I always used a medium gauge. With lighter gauges I feel that I have to be a bit careful! Anyway the thicker, and at first stiffer, Payson strings gave me something to go at again. I had blisters on my fingers after the first band practice, it has been quite a while since that happened. Thankfully this situation has not continued, either the strings are more supple or my fingers are toughening up :-) I think the former, as bending notes is no problem now. After a couple of weeks of playing, both me and my strings have settled in nicely together and I am glad of their full weight and growly warmth. After fitting I tighted the truss rod a little to lower the action. The heavier strings go low without buzzing.

As to the main reason for tweaking my Dingwall, the fitting of the P-Tone neck pickup. It certainly does what it says on the tin. I play covers , mostly rock, blues and pop with some funky stuff thrown in. As many of the originals were played on a Precision I have tended to use the original neck pickup quite a lot, with the treble turned down to get that Precision sound. Having seen the P-Tone listed I thought that this will do the job better. Well I can confirm that it certainly does, the new pickup is fuller with an edgy mid punch. Just right for rock and blues. It has real authority without being boomy, fabulous thick punch that you can just turn up and it stays tight and clean with such a big sound.

Switching to the second position, both pickups in series, it's just like pouring a warm chocolate sauce over your favourite sponge pudding. (Well to me it does :-)) The tone fills to be rich and smooth softening the edge of the P-Tone pickup and the sound gets bigger.

The original Dingwall pickup was more subtle with plenty of colour in the tone, but the P-Tone in my opinion is better suited to my style of playing for rockier numbers.

What you said about pickup height is so true, the height that the pickup is set has a lot of effect on the sound. It does not take more than a quarter or half turn of a pickup screw to alter the sound. I used the setup advice from Sheldon which is on the Dingwall website under Basses in the forum. But ultimately it is down to tweaking to get the sound that you prefer.

My first gig with the new pickup and strings gave me just that I was looking for, the tone and depth took me pleasantly by surprise. The improvement to my Dingwall's sound and its integration into the sound of the band, makes me smile :-)

Thanks once again Mark for your continued great service and advice. Always a pleasure to visit you in Warwick.

All the best, Cameron