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#1
I totally just figured something out, and I wanna know if I am right. The treble pickup is the bridge, correct? Because I always thought it was the neck. I think that I am the biggest ****ing tool for not knowing that...
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#3
really, its not a treble pickup. Its just a pickup with a higher output and a bit of a brighter tone because of it.
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#4
Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
really, its not a treble pickup. Its just a pickup with a higher output and a bit of a brighter tone because of it.


It's a bit brighter not because of the output, but because of it's location on the guitar.
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#5
Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
really, its not a treble pickup. Its just a pickup with a higher output and a bit of a brighter tone because of it.

auctually, its called the
"Treble" pickup on an LP pickup switch.
And it is very trebly, and harsh to my ears...i stay away from bridge pickups for the most part.
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#6
I should just know what the pickups do on a 3K guitar. That is just why I feel so dumb...
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#7
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I should just know what the pickups do on a 3K guitar. That is just why I feel so dumb...

lulz.
It doesnt matter. You dont have to know a damn thing about a guitar to enjoy it.
Hell, until like 3 months after i got my first electric, i had no idea what the "switch thingy" did. All i knew is that all the way down it sounded cool, and that on the 1,3,5 switches it buzzed really loud.
Lol
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#8
I didn't know what the trem bar was for 'til my cousin teached me, one year later...
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#9
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I didn't know what the trem bar was for 'til my cousin teached me, one year later...

haha, i knew what a "whammy bar" was, but i didnt know what it did, or how to use it.
One day i went over to a friends house and just like swung it around a little and expected it to do something. Then he showed me how to use it, and i was like, COOL!
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#10
Hahahahahaha Yor So Dum Hahaahaha
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#11
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#12
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Troll much?



Totally. Thanks for not making me feel like a dumbass. It was just like I had a moment. I just can't believe that this had never even occurred to me...
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#13
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Totally. Thanks for not making me feel like a dumbass. It was just like I had a moment. I just can't believe that this had never even occurred to me...

lol, to figure out which pickup went to what on the pickup switch, i switched to a position, and then hit the pickups with a screw driver, and the ones that were turned on made a noise, lol.
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#14
Quote by FLCLcowdude
I totally just figured something out, and I wanna know if I am right. The treble pickup is the bridge, correct? Because I always thought it was the neck. I think that I am was the biggest ****ing tool for not knowing that...
*fixed*

... congratulations on your forward progress.
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#15
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*fixed*

... congratulations on your forward progress.



Thanks. I just hate being wrong on stuff...
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#16
Was I the only one that expected the first sentence to be

"I just bought a Marshall MG"


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#17
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Was I the only one that expected the first sentence to be

"I just bought a Marshall MG"


(BTW Yes I know I have a Spider, it was my first amp, getting rid of it VERY soon)



I don't think that I could fail like that...
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The hotbar should be floating parallel to the principle axis at this point. Next, take a hammer, and beat yourself in the face while crying JIHAD. problem fixed.

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#18
The way it's made is diff from the neck pickup, which causes brighter tone, which means more treble, which means bridge pickup, which means whatever.
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#19
haha.. you.. haha
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#20
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Thanks. I just hate being wrong on stuff...
Well sure, everybody does. And we're all been wrong at some time.

It's a good sign that you can laugh about it now.
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#21
To be honest, let me compliment the noobness in this thread.

I think this is what a tremolo is for, but Ive never been sure.

A tremolo is to keep your guitar in tune when you use a whammy right?
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#22
No. A tremolo is the things below the strings, which makes the sound of the guitar. A pickup is some kind of car I think. The tuners are found below the bridge. Yay for nubness!!!
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#23
Quote by kool98769
haha, i knew what a "whammy bar" was, but i didnt know what it did, or how to use it.
One day i went over to a friends house and just like swung it around a little and expected it to do something. Then he showed me how to use it, and i was like, COOL!


LMAO thats exactly what I used to do to it... twirl it

My wife still laughs about it
#25
Haha I thought the same as you until I saw this thread. I assumed, rhythm=beefy=bridge. Now I feel stupid lol.
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#26
Now I feel stupid


Don't feel stupid just because you didn't know.

If you just don't know, that's ignorance, nothing really wrong with ignorance.

Refusing to find out or being handed the facts and refusing to accept them, now that's stupidity. Plenty wrong with that...

Maybe you could feel stupid because you didn't go find out, yeah that's stupid, but not because you simply didn't know.
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#27
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Don't feel stupid just because you didn't know.

If you just don't know, that's ignorance, nothing really wrong with ignorance.

Refusing to find out or being handed the facts and refusing to accept them, now that's stupidity. Plenty wrong with that...

Maybe you could feel stupid because you didn't go find out, yeah that's stupid, but not because you simply didn't know.


Touche. I'd assumed and then never really been told different or looked because I thought I was right. Obviously I was not. Oh well, gotta learn somehow.
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#28
haha

IMO the things a guitarist should know about their guitar:
- What switch position selects which pickups
- how to adjust the truss rod
- How to adjust the intonation
- how to adjust the pickup height
- how to change strings
- how to clean the care for the guitar.

I was shocked when I heard the worker at the local music store tell me guitar players bring their guitars in to have the strings changed, and pay for it too.....
Its simple once you are shown how to do it, I just can't see why anyone who plays a guitar would not know how to change the strings on it.

Enough chit-chat...

As for naming pickups I always call them the bridge, middle, and neck....I just find it easy that way.
#29
Quote by splat102
The way it's made is diff from the neck pickup, which causes brighter tone, which means more treble, which means bridge pickup, which means whatever.


Nope.

Due to the locaton of the pickup, it recieves a higher harmonic to fundamental ratio. As the harmonics are by nature higher than the fundamental, the notes sound brighter. Pickups simply make the bridge pickup hotter (normally), which helps empasise this.
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#30
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Regarding string change, it's not a simple job to change strings on a FR guitar. ;-)


yea I can agree with that but I saw a ton of basic guitars in this guys shop waiting to get new strings along with a few other adjustments.
#31
Quote by killsPEACHES
Ignorance does not make you a "tool". But yeah, you're right.


Wasn't really ignorance...
#32
Is this thread a joke? I mean seriously. People on here have expensive guitars and don't know what the pickups do or the "Whammy" bar? I am not buying it. It has to be a joke.
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#33
The treble pickup is the bridge, correct?

for the best part of the first year of playing, i thought the treble was at the neck
it seems to make more sense from an ignorant quick look, especially in teles - the bridge pickup just looks a bit meaner than the neck.
dont worry, your not alone haha
#34
We all learn dumb stuff at dumb times.
And we all look dumb at some point for not knowing something.
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#36
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Goin on his profile I see that he's 15.. So his parents probably bought him all that stuff...



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The hotbar should be floating parallel to the principle axis at this point. Next, take a hammer, and beat yourself in the face while crying JIHAD. problem fixed.

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#37
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Is this thread a joke? I mean seriously. People on here have expensive guitars and don't know what the pickups do or the "Whammy" bar? I am not buying it. It has to be a joke.

Expensive? My RG was less than 300 bucks .
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#38
Quote by aznrockerdude
Expensive? My RG was less than 300 bucks .


Well I was not referring to you, I was referring to the OP who has a 3K guitar.
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#39
Quote by zoomzilla
Is this thread a joke? I mean seriously. People on here have expensive guitars and don't know what the pickups do or the "Whammy" bar? I am not buying it. It has to be a joke.

Indeedy.
#40
Quote by kool98769
lulz.
It doesnt matter. You dont have to know a damn thing about a guitar to enjoy it.
Hell, until like 3 months after i got my first electric, i had no idea what the "switch thingy" did. All i knew is that all the way down it sounded cool, and that on the 1,3,5 switches it buzzed really loud.
Lol

HAHHAHA!!! That's hilarious, I'm almost to the point of crying.
Ah I know what cheapo single coils can do on their own.
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