Neck Pickups vs Bridge Pickups. Anyone else prefers the neck over bridge?

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  1. Pcaluaru

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    I find it difficult to achieve a nice "Woman" tone with a tele bridge. It can be done but it doesn't sound as throaty. I think neck pups respond to compression better.
     
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    I spend most of my time on the neck pickups of my Tele and SG. I guess those being fairly bright guitars, I don't find it too dark. On the Strat, though, it's either the middle pickup or one of the in-between settings.
     
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    This is what I do for the most part also, although I'll also use the neck pickup with the volume rolled back for clean rhythm parts.
     
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    I mostly play on the neck picks of my guitars. Certain songs call for other tones but the neck pickup is the default for me.
     
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    Mostly necks for me, especially on my 50's baja, love the neck pu on its own. I rarely used bridge alone, but am coming to appreciate them.
     
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    Almost always on the neck pup. It just has a resonance that appeals to me.
     
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    I play 90% in the middle position, but when I hear KV play this entire song on the neck pup (granted, it's a strat pup), It makes me want to explore the neck position more. He's a master of positioning: twangier tone playing over the bridge, sweeter/fuller neck tone playing up by the neck. Awesome.
     
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    Good Idea although I like the settings for my neck PUP and changing between them would mean that I need to change settings every time.

    Although, On my Express 5:25 I will try Contour On/Off and see if I find a combination that creates a nice tone for both PUPs

    Thanks Man!
     
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    I used to stay on the neck, I like a fat tone.

    Clapton>>>>neck
    Hendrix>>>neck
    but
    Led Zep doesn't sound right>>>>bridge

    The bridge pickup has that rock sound.

    Now I am always on the bridge with the tone rolled most of the way back
     
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    As I get older and more bluesier, I find myself migrating to the neck pup on my tele, strat, Sheraton II and Yammy SG., but I still switch to the bridge for at least the solos on all four.
     
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    Neck pickups arent resonating unless something is wrong with the way it's mounted.

    They are picking up magnetic vibrations from the strings and reproducing that signal at a rate that corresponds to the inductance of the pickup.

    I agree though, neck pickups sure sound nice!
     
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    I can honestly say I like all 3 positions pretty equally on my teles. My strat on the other hand is always neck or neck/middle.
     
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    I love the 51 Nocaster in my MIM bridge but I just installed a P-90 in the neck and this is the combination I really like. That middle position especially.
     
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    On my Baja I love both the neck and bridge pickups and use them equally for lead and rhythm. On my Cabs the neck pup can be a bit overwhelming for rhythm work but really sings for lead work.
     
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