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post Jan 19 2010, 05:34 PM
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I own a Fender Stratocaster standard , and I realized I never use the middle pick up. I was thinking on buying antoher strat but I guess im going for a telecaster instead.

For those who have HSS, SSS, HSH configurations , do you use your middle pickup?



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post Jan 19 2010, 05:40 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Jan 19 2010, 05:34 PM) *
I own a Fender Stratocaster standard , and I realized I never use the middle pick up. I was thinking on buying antoher strat but I guess im going for a telecaster instead.

For those who have HSS, SSS, HSH configurations , do you use your middle pickup?


I prefer to use the mid pickup with clean tones, eventually some bluesrock where I want my tone to be not to smooth, neither to trebly


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post Jan 19 2010, 05:43 PM
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I almost never use my middle pickup.... sometime when I play some funk or some reggae I am using it but thats it.


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post Jan 19 2010, 05:49 PM
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no I never use the middle pickups either, my musical tastes and playing style has never called for it smile.gif



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post Jan 19 2010, 05:53 PM
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middle + neck = epic.

middle only.. meh


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post Jan 19 2010, 06:21 PM
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Can the loaded pickguard on these guitars be changed for a different config? I have always wondered this. For example, can 3 singles be replaced with a fat strat configuration? Provided the routing allows it, I can't see why not..


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post Jan 19 2010, 07:17 PM
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I use it all the time, mostly in conjunction with the bridge and neck pick-up, but also alone when I want some little more edge to phrases played on the bass strings... I'd rather remove the bridge pick-up if one of them has to go....

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post Jan 19 2010, 07:29 PM
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I use it a fair amount. I really like the brdige/mid position, something about it, at least on my strat, screams Mark Knopfler. Sometimes I set it to have the tone all the way down and you get a cool wah like effect switching through pickups. It's a nice balance between the two.


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post Jan 19 2010, 07:58 PM
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My RG has a Steve Vai Evo Single in the middle position and it's great! Especially in positions 2+4 where it's in conjunction with the split coils of the Seymour Duncan Humbuckers!


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post Jan 19 2010, 09:54 PM
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I use middle single mainly with neck single to cancel hum at high gain, otherwise rarely smile.gif


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post Jan 19 2010, 09:57 PM
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I use bridge + middle sometimes, gives a nice clen but not so harsh.

But I mainly use bridge 80% of the time on all my guitars anyway smile.gif


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post Jan 19 2010, 11:37 PM
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I never used it on my Silvertone, so I got a Schecter without a middle pick-up tongue.gif


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post Jan 20 2010, 02:56 AM
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I use it all the time for funk and some leads, use the positions 2 and 4 as well, specially neck+middle with rolled of tone for some smoothness.


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post Jan 20 2010, 03:04 AM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jan 19 2010, 11:53 AM) *
middle + neck = epic.


I could not agree more. I LOVE the mid + neck pup setting for clean tones. It is my favorite, and most used setting on my strat!


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post Jan 20 2010, 06:11 AM
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all the time, for funk, for blues, for clean tones, and for hum canceling when i use some fuzz or dist.
But a tele is always a good choice too smile.gif


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post Jan 20 2010, 09:04 AM
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Unrelated to the thread, but I've always wondered why the bridge pickup in a strat is slanted the way it is. You get a lot of people who find it too harsh, wouldn't it make more sense to slant it the other way?


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post Jan 20 2010, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Jan 20 2010, 03:04 AM) *
Unrelated to the thread, but I've always wondered why the bridge pickup in a strat is slanted the way it is. You get a lot of people who find it too harsh, wouldn't it make more sense to slant it the other way?


i think i heard it is like that because it looked good back in days biggrin.gif
not sure if it's true tho..


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post Jan 20 2010, 04:22 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Jan 20 2010, 02:23 PM) *
i think i heard it is like that because it looked good back in days biggrin.gif
not sure if it's true tho..

It's true it does look good biggrin.gif


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post Jan 20 2010, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jan 20 2010, 10:22 AM) *
It's true it does look good biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Jan 20 2010, 02:23 PM) *
i think i heard it is like that because it looked good back in days biggrin.gif
not sure if it's true tho..


I think I saw in one vid that it was like that to smooth out the sharp edges in tone.

I sometimes use the middle position for sparkling clean tones


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