#1
On an LP, what do you think is the best pickup to use in solos and rhythms; the bridge, the neck or both?
#2
As I said in your other thread... There isn't one. If you want to mimic other people's solos, pick the one that sounds closest to what they play. If you're playing your own solos, pick the one that sounds best for a certain part.
Last edited by Y00p at Jan 22, 2012,
#3
The best pickup is the one that best suits the player, the guitar, the amp and the pedals. It's not as simple as "use this for solos, use this for rhythm". A pickup that is good for blues solos through a Fender Twin Reverb with a boost pedal isn't going to also be good for blues solos through a Fender '65 Reverb with a boost pedal. What suits Player A playing rhythm on a Mesa Triple Rectifier won't suit Player B playing rhythm on the same amp.

The only guiding ''rule'' is that a lead player shouldn't get a pickup that has any more output than they actually need, since usually the more output a pickup has the muddier it gets and the worse its response is. Other than that, the winding, type of wire used, difference between coils, magnet type, magnet material, magnet size, magnet configuration, and every other element of the pickup, can only be discussed on a case-by-case basis. There is no one pickup that is the defacto best or the 'default'. You might as well ask "what is the world's default pizza topping?"
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#4
Quote by MrFlibble
The best pickup is the one that best suits the player, the guitar, the amp and the pedals. It's not as simple as "use this for solos, use this for rhythm". A pickup that is good for blues solos through a Fender Twin Reverb with a boost pedal isn't going to also be good for blues solos through a Fender '65 Reverb with a boost pedal. What suits Player A playing rhythm on a Mesa Triple Rectifier won't suit Player B playing rhythm on the same amp.

The only guiding ''rule'' is that a lead player shouldn't get a pickup that has any more output than they actually need, since usually the more output a pickup has the muddier it gets and the worse its response is. Other than that, the winding, type of wire used, difference between coils, magnet type, magnet material, magnet size, magnet configuration, and every other element of the pickup, can only be discussed on a case-by-case basis. There is no one pickup that is the defacto best or the 'default'. You might as well ask "what is the world's default pizza topping?"


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#5
Quote by BiscuitThief
That's blatantly going to be cheese!

Tomato-sauce?

In all seriousness, though Mr.Flibble is right in everything he says about choosing the right pickup when you're looking for new pickups to put into your guitar, that was not the OP's question.

And yes, tomato-sauce. Seriously.
#6
Use whichever pickup YOU want to hear the sound of when YOU'RE playing YOUR solo.
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