#1
i prefer neck pickups for everything, even palm muting and heavy metal rhthym playing... bridge position never sounds right to me... its always too muddy for my tastes. what about yall?
#2
Neck pickup is great for cleans and mellow-sounding solos, but for palm muting? I dunno it doesn't have enough balls to it in my opinion to play much metal rhythm, unless you put a high output pickup in your neck position.

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#3
neck unless im playing something extra funky or hard rock or metal.
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Neck pickup is great for cleans and mellow-sounding solos, but for palm muting? I dunno it doesn't have enough balls to it in my opinion to play much metal rhythm, unless you put a high output pickup in your neck position.


it sounded pretty dang good with my stock epiphone pickups. stock bridge and my newly installed dimarzio super distortion still dont do it for me. im probably going to put stock pickups back into my guitar.
#5
Bridge for rhythms and soloing 0-12 frets. Neck for cleans and soloing 12-22.
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#7
maybe its my amp or its my crappy bridge pickups but it sounds WAAAAAAY too muddy. any ideas for good bridge pickup that sounds heavy and good clarity like in neck position?
#8
Neck for cleans and mellow solos.


Bridge for a more thick crunch.


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#9
Bridge for distorted rhythm (especially palm muted riffs) and high gain solo with a lot of pinch harmonics.
Neck (guessing is a humbucker) for clean and mellows solo.

The neck pickup for me is too bassy to play rhythm.
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#10
If you have too much distortion in your bridge pickup, try lowering it. The closer a pickup is to your pickups the more ouput, the farther, less output. Have the neck pickup farther away than the bridge pickup, obviously. The neck pickup is nice for sweeping and soloing in general, and great for clean sounds. The bridge pickup works best for rhythm in my opinion.
#12
Depends on the music.

Clean, I usually use neck or both
Distorted, I use bridge
Soloing, I use neck
sometimes I use the neck with distortion for blues and stuff
#13
i dunno... i just know that on my stock neck pickup, when i palm muted, i could FEEL it, but with the dimarzio super distortion in bridge, with the same settings on the amp (i tried other settings too), i could barely feel anything.
#14
Bridge...Neck for solos
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#15
Since I mainly play classic rock, I use different pickups for each band I play. I use the bridge for stuff like Brit Pop (early Beatles, Kinks), and the neck pup for more modern groups or American groups that have more bass to their tone, like CCR for example.
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#16
I'm ALWAYS at the bridge. I really haven't experienced with that yet.