#1
it's kinda sad that i'm hearing this only after 5 years of constant playing, but i heard that the neck pickup is good for leads, as opposed to the bridge pickup. wouldn't the bridge be better for lead since the neck is so bassy?
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#2
i use the bridge pickup for pretty much everything
the only times i use the neck pickup with the tone up is for really clean chords (ska) or with the tone down for really laser-like solos or riffs (smashing pumpkins)
i nearly always use the bridge, for solos especially
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#3
i use the neck when I need more sustain, but my bridge sounds good, it all depends on the mood and feel in the song (except metal cause it requires little emotion), but its all personal preference
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#5
I switch all the time. With two tone and two volume knobs on the guitar alone, not only can you have a slew of different sounds at your finger tips, but both the bridge and neck pickups have a distinct sound. I usually use the bridge pickup for leads on higher gain settings and the neck on lower ones, but both pickups are great for pretty much everything.

However, I rarely use the neck pickup for distorted rhythm playing. I love the attack and bite of the bridge pickup.
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i use the neck when I need more sustain, but my bridge sounds good, it all depends on the mood and feel in the song (except metal cause it requires little emotion), but its all personal preference



oh my god, metal DOES have emotion. anger is an emotion too, you know.

and there are so many different emotions in some metal songs. just...ugh, that's beside the point.
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#7
I usually use my bridge pickup for distorted stuff and rhythm and my neck pickup for leads and cleans. It really does depend on what tone you're going for, though.
#8
my favorite rythm setting are these
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2nd position on the switch (bridge and middle pickup)
tone down

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however that's for the rythm...
for the lead i switch to the bridge pickup
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#9
I run an HH model ML, and when I do the solos that need a little more "Air" in them, I use a blend of the neck and bridge position, with a bit of treble rolled off by the tone knob.

The pickup blend really softens up the bite of the bridge pickup, and conversely brightens the neck pickup during a clean passage too. I like that alot.

This idea works if you have an HH model. My Stagemaster is HSH, so i have to do a bit more to pump the bite on the neck if i ever bother to use it.
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#11
for sweeping i always use the neck pickup, just sounds a lot cleaner. I use the neck pickup a lot on solos especially for slower more soulful leads. Just depends on the sound you want.

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it's kinda sad that i'm hearing this only after 5 years of constant playing, but i heard that the neck pickup is good for leads, as opposed to the bridge pickup. wouldn't the bridge be better for lead since the neck is so bassy?

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#13
I can barely tell the difference, but it might be cause I have a cheap guitar (Dean Vendetta) which was allitle over 100 euros
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#15
i use bridge pickup most of the time if playing metal but i use neck pickup when i want a cleaner fuller tone.
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#18
I prefer both pickups with the volume rolled down a little on the neck.
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#19
it depends on the tone of the pickups.
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#20
The neck pickup sounds juicier as oppose to the bridge pickup which makes solos sound sharp and ear splitting (like complete noise).
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#21
I use bridge for rythm, and the neck pickup for leads or if I'm playing clean. The neck pickup generally gives a much rounder and fuller sound, and the bridge give a more sharp edged sound which is good for harmonics and stuff in my opinion.