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Old 10-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Pickup position - Neck or Bridge?

What would be the difference in tone? I'll be buying a bare knuckle Nailbomb for distortion, and a bare knuckle Juggernaut for clean. I play a lot of metal, by the way.

I like my cleans very warm but with good highs still.
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When it comes to distortion, I like a bit of everything, but mostly good mid and highs (I like to leave most of the bass where it belongs... to the bassist :P)

The first video I posted might be a good enough example already, but here's another example just in case.

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So my main question here would be this: What would be the best pickup position for cleans, and for distortion? Neck, or bridge?
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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If you don't already know what you prefer then I really don't think a pickup change is going to do anything much for you at all.

A pickup change is a very subtle change in tone, even through the best amps, it's not going to suddenly make you sound like bulb just because you're using one of his pickups.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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I like to use the neck for cleans, but that may just be preference. I find myself a little further from the bridge when strumming.or plucking.
But, yeah, a pickup is going to give you the smallest possible change in tone you can get. An aggresive pickup will not make a lesser amp sound any better. Which amp are you paying on, by the way.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:03 PM   #4
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Bridge for Metal, Neck for Blues.
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