#1
how does each of the pickup configurations affect sound?

(HSH,SSS,HSS etc....) thanks in advance
#2
I know that when It comes to HSH that i mainly use the humbuckers for heavier riffing or leads and use the singlecoil in the middle just for cleaner brighter sounding things though i never usually use it by itself otherwise it sounds very weak in contrast to the humbuckers though that may just depend on the pickup you have in it.
#3
well it depends on the pickups...I think the configurations are just to let you use those pickups in that order
#4
this is all very general, of of curse there are exceptions and of course you can use anyhting but here you go:

bridge humbucker: useful for high gain chugging. high gain+metal, or even a maiden or a heavy rock sound acheived through this

neck humbucker: a more bassy sound. used alot for soloing, etc in metal. great for playing blues and making funny faces

bridge single coil: think very trbly twangy stuff. very strong clean tones

neck single coil: more bassy than the ridge single coil.

middle sigle coil usually used in conjuction with the other single coild to give a mellower tone

humbuckers generally give a better dirty sounds, single coils for cleaner (and usualyl more bassy sounds)

again, all very general
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