Just realised something. You know how sometimes you need a flash of insight or awareness to understand something? Well, all my guitar playing years I've never felt comfortable using a neck pickup on its own, although I also tend not to stay solely on the bridge pickup either, although I have happily gigged a single P90 Junior many times since you can use the volume, tone and pick attack to get usable 'mellow' tones, but with a 2 pickup guitar I lean towards the middle switch position much of the time. So what I've realised is that the sound of a bridge pickup is generally 'electric guitar' in my mind....but I associate the character and timbre of the neck pickup and both-on sounds with a human voice. The both pickups /middle settings kind of have the same type of EQ and character of a singer with a nice voice. Singers I like hearing, or at least don't dislike. But I've realised that the character of pretty well all neck pickups reminds me a type of voice I really don't like. Cher. It's bloody Cher. That sort of honky sound she has. Neck pickups have something of that character and it just isn't right for me. I couldn't quite understand why until now. I don't want to sound like that. The singer in M People has the same sort of sound...and I don't like her voice either. It's even worse, imo. I hope I haven't ruined anybody's day by giving them a bad association.