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Old 12-07-2007, 01:37 AM
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WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


Just curious, really don't know...
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:30 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


in my experience... overly bassy and loud, but not really clear and amped up like you'd expect... better to stick with a hot neck p/u IMHO
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:38 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


The world ends.

Nothing happens. Pickups specifically designed for the bridge have a higher output to compensate for the lesser string vibration. You don't want a neck pickup with a higher output than the bridge because you generally get a huge volume difference when switching positions.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:04 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


I'm one of those guys that experimented such a feat... I installed a Blaze Bridge in the neck on my UVGR thinking I was going to get the same tone as the Blaze Neck with higher output for sustain...
just like Triggerman said, it ended up being bassy. The scooped mids sounds great on the high register except the low notes sounds way too muffled... there's no volume difference between the neck and bridge [which is an Evo7] but it's cause I lowered the neck p/u; it's near-level with the Blaze single.
... still waiting to get a D-Activator7 neck... I might get rid of the Blaze soon but I might want to try putting it back in the bridge position before I do that.
Another lesson learned :P

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Old 12-07-2007, 03:40 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


I have a Dimarzio Fred in the neck position of my RG550 with a Tone Zone in the bridge. I really like the sound of it!! I did it as an experiment at first, but it has stayed there for many years. The output is just right, not to bassy as you say, but maybe this is because the Tone zone has more output. The single coil mode is really sweet sounding as well.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:21 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


like other statements here... the pickup will generally get more bassy or muddy and end up with higher output so you'll need to find an even higher output bridge model to allow proper levels between the two.

there are some cases where people will enjoy their bridge pickup in the neck, sometimes it fits the players and their settings and other times it doesn't.

I'd say if you're really curious, just stick the pickup in the neck and see how it sounds... not really gunna hurt anything or cost anything.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:01 PM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


I have a tone zone in the neck of my 450 - its OK if you have the same pickup in the bridge but then wire the neck in parallel instead of series.
sounds good depending on what you play really.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:48 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


Thanks fellas. I think I'll just sell one of my extra pickups online and buy the proper neck pickup.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:33 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


Dimarzio states on their website, that any pickup combo will be fine as long as the neck pickup output is not higher than the bridge pickup output.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:58 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


You're right Jazzedout.. FRED works for both position and is sounding particularly great in the neck position...

I have one in my J Custom RG Gear and it's my prefered neck pickup since.... even better than the great Air Norton...!

Many pickups work for both positions.. PAF Pro for exemple... FRED...
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:00 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


... as an experiment, I moved the Evo7 from the bridge to the neck an hour ago and to my suprise, it's not bassy! Just loud and in your face for a neck p/u...
holy #!% why hasn't anyone done this before?

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:52 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


I'm sure your not the first.....
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:32 AM
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Re: WHat happens when you put a bridge pickup in the neck position?


jimmyj has put a ToneZone in the neck of his blue guitar I think and it sounds quite good. Look him up on Youtube and here in the boards.
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