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What Is Your Favorite Pickup Position?


Tman5293

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On my strat I usually use bridge or bridge/middle, mostly with the S-1 switch in.

I've not tried/owned a gibson 3 pickup guitar yet, but I'm not sure I'd like how they're wired.

On my 2 pickup guitars I like the middle position and using the volume and tone knobs to find the right tone. Full bridge volume and tone, with about 1/3 rolled off of neck volume is nice; and almost full neck volume, little or no neck tone, very little bridge volume (like 3-4), and full bridge tone can be sweet depending amp settings.

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I like the Middle pick up on a Strat, except when I'm on the neck pick up. When I switch to the bridge pick up I really like the sound of that, too. I really like the "Cluck" a Strat gets from combining the bridge and middle pick up, and the thick growl it gets from combining the Middle and Neck pick ups.

 

However, on my Night Hawk I really like the Bridge Pick up, until I switch to the Mini-Bucker in the neck position. Then when it comes time for a little twang I really like to coil split the bridge pick up. Then there's position 3 and 4, which are different combinations of Neck and Bridge, both split and unsplit, they're probably my least favorite tones, but the lend themselves to the right situation.

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reverse cowgirl

Is that where the cowgirl wears some apparatus and ... uh, oh, forget it [blink] .

 

It depends on the guitar and amp and piece I'm playing. With my latest gear, I seem to switch between and play them all about equally. I think if you find yourself playing only one pup in a guitar, it's time to expirement with some new pup options in that position. Life is full of choices.

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Depends on the guitar

Depends on the song

Depends on the amp

Depends on the pup

 

My favorite position is the one that sounds the best for what I want to do. Which I think is close to what somebody already said.

I don't understand how you can really have a favorite position for the pup. Position alone, without knowing the info above, doesn't mean a whole lot; at least not to me. :)

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