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Neck is more for rythm stuff, while bridge pickups can be used for soloing and lead guitar
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Quote by poipoi
Neck is more for rythm stuff, while bridge pickups can be used for soloing and lead guitar


Actually, I use the neck pickup more for lead than rhythm, and the brigde more for rhythm than lead. I like my soloing to sound really legato and clean, and I like my rhythm playing crunchy and "hard." I often switch to brigde pickup when soloing to give it more variety, or when I want more "punch" to it.
When I use the clean channel, I normally play with neck and bridge pickups.

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Last edited by BlisteringDDj at Sep 15, 2008,
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The neck pickup sounds fuller, warmer and bassier. The bridge pickup is tighter, brighter and usually a little harsher.

There's absolutely no rules as to when you use them - it's completely up to you to choose the sound that you think best suits whatever it is you're playing/
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just fiddle with the toggle switch and your amps settings to find whats good for you
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Thinking about it this way, fret a not on the 12th fret, and pick it right near the bridge as close as possible and keep picking that note but slow move your hand up to the neck as you pick and you will hear a change in the tone of the note being played.
Same goes for the pickup, the neck pickup has more bass because it is closer to the center of the string, i personally use it when playing softer prettier stuff.
The bridge position has a lot more treble and will break through eaiser, but can be a bit harsh.

You can adjust the volume of you're pickups by lowering or increasing the height of the pickup -
Low = More sustain + Less volume
High = Less sustain + More volume