#1
Is it called a pick-up? And can't really see a difference when I change it...

One way just stops the sound completely. Also, my guitar has 3 peice under the strings, so does that mean I have 3 pick-ups? I'm such a noob.
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#6
Pick-ups are magnets. They pick up the sound. The switch you are most likely talking about switches between the however many pickups you have.

http://users.chariot.net.au/~gmarts/pickupin.htm
Last edited by FLrhcpEA at Nov 6, 2007,
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Pick-ups are magnets. They pick up the sound. The switch you are most likely talking about switches between the however many pickups you have.

http://users.chariot.net.au/~gmarts/pickupin.htm
What's the purpose of them? Because people may want to strum closer to the fretboard, or farther away from the fretboard?
#8
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What's the purpose of them? Because people may want to strum closer to the fretboard, or farther away from the fretboard?


They literally just pick up the sound. They are how the sounds is picked up so you can hear it through your amp. The reason there are typically two or three, is because you can get different sounds depending on the placement of the pickup on your guitar. A pickup closer to the fretboard picks up a different tone then one closer to the bridge.
#10
haha years ago i used to think the switch changed from overdrive to clean, hahaha

cause when i saw live players change it to the neck the guitar would always go clean...damn footswitch i didnt notice