#1
So I know barely anythin about guitars just yet, and I am getting one sometime this week...anyway, what is this slider for? The one with the big black arrow pointing to it:

#2
That thing is the Pickup switch.

Pickups are magnetic things that sit under your strings and pick the sound up. Moving this switch selects different ones, as they make different sounds. The one closer to the neck has a warmer, bassier sound, while the one closer to the bridge is brighter and sharper.

Hope that helps.
#5
Its a toggle switch you can change what pickup or humbucker your using the ones near the neck are for clean the ones near the bridge is for dist. sounds
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Quote by INNOCENT VICTIM
Its a toggle switch you can change what pickup or humbucker your using the ones near the neck are for clean the ones near the bridge is for dist. sounds


you're dumb, there are no humbuckers in that guitar, and the pickups don't make clean/distorted sounds, they change the treble
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Unless your really good. In which case, it controls the temperature of the sun.


I'd laugh...but that wasn't funny.

As said, it selects which pickup you're using.

You have 5 options.

Bridge - Bridge and middle - middle - middle and neck - neck
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you're dumb, there are no humbuckers in that guitar, and the pickups don't make clean/distorted sounds, they change the treble


he meant a guitar that would have buckers. didn't say they are on.
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#11
Where would you put the selector switch if you wanted all pickups to become activated?
#13
Quote by Reez
Where would you put the selector switch if you wanted all pickups to become activated?


You can't without changing the wiring.
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You can't without changing the wiring.


wouldnt it sound horrible anyway? with the signal being out of phase....
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#15
I somehow managed to wire my Bridge pup so it's out of phase or whatever with the middle one.

It sounds different, but not crap, lots of treble; really good soloing sound out of it.

But with all three pups, I can imagine it being pretty muddy.
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#16
Actually, on some models of Fender Stratocasters there's a thing that lets you add the bridge pickup to whatever combination you're using, so you can select mid/neck position, push the button, and rock jam with all three pickups.
#17
What if your guitar has double humbuckers or just two single coils (or all three of the same types) it would still sound like crap ?
#18
Quote by Reez
What if your guitar has double humbuckers or just two single coils (or all three of the same types) it would still sound like crap ?


*following statements are taking into account that all the pickups are on*
Dual humbuckers sound good, especially if you mess with the tone and volume levels of them both.
A pair of single coils should sound pretty good depending on where they are both positioned- Ive never tried though.
Tripple humbuckers sound horrible, its just one whole big nasty mess. Ive had no joy out of trying that out.
As said, triple single soils dont sound too great either, but I havnt had a chance to try it much to be honest.
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