#1
Hello there!

On my Ibanez, besides Tone and Volume knob, there is this little "stick" u can adjust, and from what i've read it changes something with the pickups.

HOW is this handy? i can hear the sound changes, but how is this useful? currently its placed directly center, should it be placed different? all these questions!
#4
Hehe, that's called pickup selector. It changes which pickup your using as you might have noticed and this is handy because pickups sound different in different positions.

You sometimes might want to use the neck pickup for some cleans and then switch to the bridge pickup with some overdrive to solo or anything you find them handy for. Yep, indeed is an usufull tool.
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#5
Sounds like you're talking about a pickup selector. It's a switch that determines which pickup you're using to get your guitar tone. How many pickups do you have? How many "notches" are there when you flip the switch? Flipping it towards the butt of the guitar is for the bridge pickup, and towards the head of the guitar is for the neck pickup. anything in the middle is a blend unless you have a middle pickup, too.
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i can hear the sound changes, but how is this useful?


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This. You don't have to follow general guidelines, but almost everyone uses the bridge for higher gain rhythm while the neck is set up for lower gain stuff (and in some cases, high gain leads).
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#8
Hey. My guitar has these 6 wire-like thingies. I notice when I pull on one and release it, it makes a noise. If I turn one of the knobs on this box thingie that sits on the floor, it makes more noise (it's plugged into a weird thing on the wall) - almost like it's angry. How are these things useful and why would I want to do this? Oh, also, if I do this in front of a crowd of people, they clap and cheer. Should I be worried that they want to hurt me? HELP!!!
#9
Thanks, and NO i wasn't joking It's my first guitar, i've only had it for a while.

There are 2 pickups, the pickup selector is like: 2 1 0 1 2 where 0 is middle.

Soo left (closest to neck) is better suited for cleans (low gain) and the righty is more "dirty" if i can put it that way.

And lmao @ Stevens post xD... it occurs to me that my question was a wee bit silly

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#10
Quote by Deciphor
Thanks, and NO i wasn't joking It's my first guitar, i've only had it for a while.

There are 2 pickups, the pickup selector is like: 2 1 0 1 2 where 0 is middle.

Soo left (closest to neck) is better suited for cleans (low gain) and the righty is more "dirty" if i can put it that way.

And lmao @ Stevens post xD

And YES IM A NEWBIE


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alright, i lol'd. now you learned something, try my hobby. its spelled R-E-A-D-I-N-G.
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We noticed. But everyone has to start somewhere. I used to think a whammy bar worked by pulling it towards the floor and not away form the guitar

To be fair, it works both ways, depending on how it/your guitar are set up...

Also, I'm going to refer to it as a "pick-up changing stick" now, TS. Thanks for a good laugh
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#17
I came to this thread hoping for some magic stick that would make pickup changes less of a pain in the ass... damn I was disappointed