#2
well on a gibson type guitar you've got "Rhythm" and "Treble", where the treble is the bridge pickup and rhythm = neck


but srsly, it doesn't matter as far as actual playing goes, depends on what sound you're going for O_o
you can play leads on the neck pickup
#3
I thought like mostly leads played bridge and rythyms played neck, I think I'ver heard people say that before but I could be wrong.
#5
bridge for distortion, neck for clean here, and bridge especially for lead
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#6
Quote by DSchmitty
I thought like mostly leads played bridge and rythyms played neck, I think I'ver heard people say that before but I could be wrong.


in these days of chuggachuggachugga etc.... rock music people play practically everything on the bridge pickup (eg: Eddie Van Halen, who couldn't figure out how to wire up the other ones)
example: http://www.bcrich.com/images/sm_gunslgr_retro_ylw.jpg

on the other side, you've got the jazz guy who only play with the neck pickup for the smooth tone you get


you just have to get a feeling for what kind of tonal quality you want/need. The neck pickup gives a very smooth sound but with some distortion on it can turn into all out mud if you play a power chord. The bridge pickup sounds awesome for general rock sounds but if you play it in the same way but over a clean amp it can sounds a bit empty, no fullness.
Last edited by seljer at Feb 3, 2008,
#7
maybe im just weird but i use my neck for lead and clean tones
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#8
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maybe im just weird but i use my neck for lead and clean tones


Damnit. You're weird.

I use both pickups depending on the situation. The neck's not as good for harmonics though, so I really need the bridge :p.
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