#1
Hi i have a question about soloing and which pickup should i use. Starting out i learned my basics through punk and power chords. most of the bands i listened to only had guitars with one pickup, so thats wht i soloed on; my bridge pickup. but as i started to progress, i started switching pickups for solos, for example, when i play Sweet Child O Mine its almost all on the Neck Pick up, or for any high fret board riff i use only my neck or middle pickup. While looking @ some youtube vids on sweep picking, a user said that learning it on your neck pick up is easier than on your bridge...so thats how i learned it...but if i attempt it on my bridge pick up, its extremly sloppy. Ik that the neck pickups have a 'smoother' sound, which means this can cover up a lot of mistakes. I'm just wondering if i should try and learn my solos on my bridge pickup only then or keep on doing wht im doing. cheers and thx
#2
Use whatever pickup gives you the sound you want for what you're playing.
#3
well won't hurt to learn the harder way, that would definitely improve your playing, and make playing on the neck pickup a lot easier later on.

I almost never use the neck pickup, often either the bridge humbucker or bridge + single coil (middle). I guess that depends on what guitar you have, but single coil pickups defo give a much better sound to, well, "one note at a time melodies" and tapping/legato sound much clearer.
#4
Bridge pickup will give you that aggressive overdriven tone, neck is more smooth. It depends on what you're after. Neither is right or wrong, use what you prefer. Generally though a clean solo sounds better on neck pickup but then if your bridge pup has a tone knob it works well too. So find your own preferences
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