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Narzsa
post Sep 14 2011, 01:57 PM
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Hi Guys,

Just had a quick query. I ve noticed a lot of guitarist i like often use the neck pickup for runs and even general lead when soloing

My question is how often do you guys use yours as aposed to the bridge pickups, your feelings on when use the neck vs bridge and your favourite examples?

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post Sep 14 2011, 03:44 PM
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I tend to use the bridge pickup whenever i'm soloing below 12th fret its much better for pinch harmonics and gives me the rough attitude i want.

whenever above the 12th fret, especially for melodic parts, neck pickup is always the option to me coz it's much warmer with a beautiful tone. i use the JS1000 btw.

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Sep 14 2011, 03:45 PM
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I prefer my neck pick up for the more aggressive & rocker solos. I like how Malmsteen use to change during the same solo from one pick up to the other one to get different sounds.


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post Sep 14 2011, 04:27 PM
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Depends, neck is smoother, fits best for some leads. Though I use bridge most of the time.


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post Sep 14 2011, 05:38 PM
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Alexi Laiho from COB doesn't even have a neck pickup and he sweeps, taps, does everything. He gets a much more rocking aggressive tone

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On the other hand you can get a lot more rounder smoother, less aggressive sound with the neck pickup

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post Sep 14 2011, 07:16 PM
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Man, Silent Night Bodom Night has such an awesome solo smile.gif


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post Sep 14 2011, 07:18 PM
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I rarely ever use the bridge pickup...then again, I mostly play metal or punk rock stuff, so the neck pick up seems to be the natural choice for me.


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post Sep 14 2011, 07:42 PM
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Petrucci and Alexi... both such amazing players, yet such diffrent styles!


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post Sep 14 2011, 09:34 PM
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I like the warmer sound, bridge pickup is in use for riffing parts, but for the solo sections I like a combination of both hambuckers.


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post Sep 14 2011, 11:42 PM
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Quite some interesting examples i must say especially bodom and dream theater biggrin.gif

I ve noticed zakk wylde sounds like he favours the neck most of time

ps...there needs to be some more bodom lessons wink.gif


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post Sep 15 2011, 05:05 AM
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i use the bridge like 80% of the time, but lately i´m digging more and more then sound of the neck, specially on my strat, LOVELY.


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post Sep 15 2011, 11:17 AM
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I usually like to adapt to the context of the song smile.gif I use the bridge pickup for heavy riffing, the neck one for leads and smooth picked passages and different combinations for special occasions smile.gif such as finger picked phrases where each note matters. It's a matter of exploring in my opinion and of course sacrificing playability sometimes for the sake of tone..I guess.


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post Sep 16 2011, 05:34 AM
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and hey, it also the depends on the band/mix a lot, you need to fill the space they leave so open your ears and it will come to you smile.gif


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