#1
i always play at the bridge pickup for some reason because it sounds warmer and smoother, but what causes this ?
#2
Well, that doesn't make any sense because the bridge pickup is the one that is punchy and trebly while the neck pickup is bassy and smooth.
#3
The bridge pickup has a higher output, as the strings vibrate less over it.
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#4
I've never, ever, EVER heard of the neck pickup being brighter and harsher than the bridge pickup. Ever.
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#5
It's the same reason as when you play with your fingers closer to the fingerboard, you get a thick sound, and when you play with your fingers closer to the bridge you get a shorter and less defined sound - it's proximity. As someone previously said, the string isn't oscillating as slowly near the bridge as it is near the neck, so the sound is thinner, or brighter at the bridge than it is at the neck
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#6
yeah tomd03 said it perfectly.

i still dont understand how the birdge pickup can be warmer though?

TS are you sure you didnt get them the wrong way around?

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I like blending more than switches. a bassist doesn't ned to go treblier in solos like some guitarist feel is necessary.

and double volume is a hassle when you need to cut your tone really quickly.
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and double volume is a hassle when you need to cut your tone really quickly.

Which is why the Ergodyne has double volumes AND a tone knob. And a bass boost to boot!

I may be wrong, but aren't bridge pickups also wired slightly differently in most cases? And I don't mean just higher output.
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Which is why the Ergodyne has double volumes AND a tone knob. And a bass boost to boot!

I may be wrong, but aren't bridge pickups also wired slightly differently in most cases? And I don't mean just higher output.

er... volume really quickly.
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er... volume really quickly.

You can basically make the bass boost (or Phat Bass or something whatever they call it) function as a volume quick-tweak.

Of course you can always just yank the quarter-inch.

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Don't take that out of context.
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You can basically make the bass boost (or Phat Bass or something whatever they call it) function as a volume quick-tweak.

Of course you can always just yank the quarter-inch.

...

Don't take that out of context.

but WhyLy( ), what if you need it cut real quick?
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but WhyLy( ), what if you need it cut real quick?

Buy a volume pedal.
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Buy a volume pedal.

but ol pal, what if you're a cheap half mexican know it all with a pet doggy?

my dog may try at my pedal man.
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