#1
Ok so i have a question and i think im right about this. My friend and i play guitar and he plays rhythm on the neck pickup and i play it in the bridge humbucker position. Which is right? (when i say "right" i mean which is more often used for rhythm?)

i always use the neck for solos....im right arent i?
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#2
I believe your tone should be anything you want it to be. There is no right or wrong way for a guitar to sound.
#5
agreed, it's your own tone

but on lp's etc, the rythym pickup is the bridge i think
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#8
On my SG and all gibsons, the Rythym pickup is the neck. That doesn't make it "right", but it is at least an argument.
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^^^agreed^^^

but on lp's etc, the rythym pickup is the bridge i think


no. for gibsons, the neck is labeled "rhythm" and the bridge is labeled "treble."

but either way, it's all preference.
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#10
yeah like everyone said its preference,

neck is bassier and smoother
bridge is more trebley, generally hot and raw sounding
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#11
By standards, your friend is right but I rarely use my neck pickup even for rythm.
#13
When i do electric its everything neck.
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#14
I never use my Neck pickup. End of.
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#15
depends what fits your sound really, your band should have a sound by the time your writing songs i guess so play whatever fits your sound best, if your not writing yet play the pickup that the artist whos song your playing uses, if it is a different guitar he uses try to match the sound best.
#16
Chords played in the neck pickup sound muddy and confused. That's why it's best to play rhythm in the bridge pickup.

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#17
IMO its all based on personal preference, and the pickup quality. I never use my treble/bridge p-up for cleans as its way too trebly
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#18
Yep, it's all preference. By switching to my neck pickup , and rolling off the mids, I can get a neat, very round tone. I often switch to bridge for just general sort of rock soloing, since I can cut through the soundscape more. Without distortion, your tone might sound thin though. I always us the middle position of my fender for chords, neck is too thick, bridge is too bright.

Preference, mang. It's like asking what pick is right to use , a .50mm, or a .80mm
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#20
Plus it depends on your pickups. I'd never use my bridge pickup on a single coil for metal or anything.
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