#2
For high gain metal, don't use a single coil neck pickup, that is unless your doing leads. However you will get alot of hum due to being single coil.
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#4
Well, I thought your were using it for rhythm, so I thought to myself, to add more punch, use the bridge pickup.

What exactly do you consider punch?
Agile AL3000
Douglas WRL90
SX SR1 STD Plus
J&D Strat
Squier Tele
Sammick TR2
Douglas Draco
Peavey JSX
Bugera V5
TWANGED VJ