#1
The bridge or the neck? Which pickups do you guys prefer when solo-ing and why do you prefer that? I know this is kinda pointless, but i just wanted to find out what most people prefer
#3
usually with wah i use the bridge, otherwise the neck for fast picking runs
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#4
It depends on what kinda sound you want. For slower, more powerful solos, I normally use the bridge pickup. For faster solos, I normally use the neck pickup. But mostly it depends on your guitars pickup settings. I have my neck pickup further down than most people, so I dont get too much crunch. And my bridge pickup is about average. But I use a Digitech Metal Pedal for ALL of my distortion, so that also contributes to it. But use the neck for a fuller sound, and the bridge for a screaming sound (on most basic pickup settings).
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#5
If you take the neck pu and switch your tone poti down while being in a nice distortian you've got a sound like some QUOTSA solos, very nice.
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#6
Why use neck pup when playing faster solos?I realise when I play using my neck pup,the sound gets kinda bassy.Sorta like me blowing a microphone hard.
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#9
I use my neck pickup, it sounds a lot smoother and fuller in my opinon. With the bridge it can be kind of harsh and bright when playing higher up.
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I use my neck pickup, it sounds a lot smoother and fuller in my opinon. With the bridge it can be kind of harsh and bright when playing higher up.



You mean the bridge? lol the one all the way to the left is the bridge pickup. The neck pickup is whats meant to give you harser sounds.
#11
yea, my neck pickup is smoother but it tends to get real bassy. of course, i'm using stock rg370dx pickups.. =(
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#12
I use the neck PU mainly, but I have been know to leaving both of them on, and during some of the solo's i may alternate between the two but a favour the neck PU, the bridge PU on a LP is a bit brutal when it comes to trebble, so you have to move the tone, so I like to use both at the sametime and alternate.
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#13
Definitely down at the bridge.
It gives me a much heavier sound, which is what I want when i solo
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#15
Does the bridge pickup allow you to cut through the noise made by your band when you're playing solos? I noticed that most people tend to get their solos drowned out by the band.
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#16
neck pickup, much smoother creamier tone, also alternate picking sounds much better with the neck pickup, it sounds more exposed

also to the guy who said his neck pickup sounded too bassy, try adjusting your pickup or just lowering the bass on your amp
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Does the bridge pickup allow you to cut through the noise made by your band when you're playing solos? I noticed that most people tend to get their solos drowned out by the band.


You need high and midrange boost for that.
#19
^ thanks for clearing that up stratwizard
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#20
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If you take the neck pu and switch your tone poti down while being in a nice distortian you've got a sound like some QUOTSA solos, very nice.



hit the nail on the head.

i use a strat neck pup with tone on 0 and my big muff on. sounds super crazy.
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