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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Middle Humbucker

I know nothing about sounds of middle position humbuckers, I just remember Ace having one, and now PG has one in a new PGM of his.

What does a middle humbucker offer sound wise?

Is it a worthy addition? Are they really different from the neck/bridge?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 11:49 PM
 
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Re: Middle Humbucker

The middle pickup is often used for more suble types of clean tones, you won't find many shredders or guitarists like Vai and Satriani use them, cause they are not superb with distortion.
Theres something about the middle position and clean tone it could be, look at Joe Pass's guitar, he had a single humbucker in the middle position and his clean tone was superb.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-07-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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Re: Middle Humbucker

You could install a DUncan L'il 59 which fits a single coil slot. Then wire it to go single coil for when you want the cleaner tone. I like to wire to an un-used tone pot for that.
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