#1
So.. I think that this question of mine fits in here since.. it is not an additional accessory to the guitar or a technique.. So.. my Ibanez XPT700 has 3 magnetic pickups.. The Bridge/The Neck/The Middle.. As I change through them I can sense that they give out different sounds.. but I need more thorough information about their differences.. a professional's perspective is probably what I need..

edit: said songs instead of sounds.. thanks for correcting
Last edited by NightPhoenix at Jul 13, 2011,
#3
errrrrm...

bridge - usually for rhythm
middle - slightly tonier
neck - lead stuff, toniest of the 3
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#4
bridge sounds the brightest and usually has the most out put(i think it sounds best distorted

neck sounds more bassy has a cleaner sounds(usually used for rythm and clean stuff on the guitar but also sounds real good on distortion)

middle sound is in between ^those two
#5
think about it, the closer to the bridge saddle you get, the less the string is moving when it vibrates. so the bridge pick up only picks up small vibrations, and the neck picks up much bigger vibrations. the signal to the amp is basically the current pattern induced in the pickup coils when the strings move, so the more the strings move, the the higher the current induced in the pickup and the more defined the signal, so you get a richer sound from the neck, and a more "tinny" sound from the bridge. physicists opinion
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Quote by NightPhoenix
So.. I think that this question of mine fits in here since.. it is not an additional accessory to the guitar or a technique.. So.. my Ibanez XPT700 has 3 magnetic pickups.. The Bridge/The Neck/The Middle.. As I change through them I can sense that they give out different songs.. but I need more thorough information about their differences.. a professional's perspective is probably what I need..


i assume by "songs" you meant "sounds"? well that is the difference. in the most basic terms, they sound different because of where they are located underneath the strings.

there's no rule as to what application you can use a particular pickup for, if that's what you were asking, just use which one sounds right to your ears.
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So.. my Ibanez XPT700 has 3 magnetic pickups..


Since when were pickups (other than Peizos) not magnetic?
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Since when were pickups (other than Peizos) not magnetic?

Hey, don't make fun of him, English might not be his first language.
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Hey, don't make fun of him, English might not be his first language.


Sorry, wasn't trying to make fun of him, I was just confused is all.
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Hey, don't make fun of him, English might not be his first language.

Where did I make fun of him? He just mind ****ed me that's all LOL
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#14
Cools story, the Xiphos doesn't have 3 pickups though. TS' post was likely done through Google translator, hence all the errors.
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errrrrm...

bridge - usually for rhythm
middle - slightly tonier
neck - lead stuff, toniest of the 3


I like how you started off with a nice sound as if to say" how can you not know this?" then you got it completely wrong
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I like how you started off with a nice sound as if to say" how can you not know this?" then you got it completely wrong

completely wrong because there is no right and wrong answer with regards to any particular pickup's application.

other than that, nobody really knows what he meant by "tonier" and "toniest" because that could mean anything...
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#17
+1 for him using Google Translate. I use Google Translate for French homework...

Anyway, the XPT700 has only TWO pickups.
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+1 for him using Google Translate. I use Google Translate for French homework...

Anyway, the XPT700 has only TWO pickups.

maybe his is modded.
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Since when were pickups (other than Peizos) not magnetic?



you can get optical pickups which respond to the strings displacement rather than its velocity