#1
This is a noob question, but... can someone specify where the bass and treble pickups on a guitar are? Lets say the pickups are just 2 humbuckers. Also, how can I tell if I am using a treble or a bass pickup by itself.

EDIT: I have an ESP/LTD EC-50, it has a Les Paul body.
Last edited by Andrew C. S. at Jul 3, 2009,
#2
Okay, first of all, they are called neck and bridge pickups. I think the treble pickup you might be referring to is the bridge pickup. The "bass" pickup is the neck pickup. The neck pickup is closer to the fingerboard, therefore is called the neck pickup.

EDIT: What kind of guitar do you have?
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#4
Quote by wolfy808
Okay, first of all, they are called neck and bridge pickups. I think the treble pickup you might be referring to is the bridge pickup. The "bass" pickup is the neck pickup. The neck pickup is closer to the fingerboard, therefore is called the neck pickup.

EDIT: What kind of guitar do you have?


I think he has a les paul and can't figure out which pickup is selected when he flips the pup selector to treble or bass.
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Quote by kurtebirdi
vvhat do you mean by "treble" and "bass" pickups?


I think wolfy pretty much explained it.


Pickup placement at the bridge makes it more "trebley" And at the neck makes it more "bassy"
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