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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-19-2002, 02:25 PM
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Re: Middle pickup placement on a Kramer Nightswan

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Originally Posted by shredfingers
Anyone know the reasoning behind having the HB in the middle and not the neck?

I'm thinking that this would give a smoother tone like playing on a neck pickup but cut down on the bass "mudiness" that you sometimes get. Any thoughts?
The only guitar I've played that has a middle HB in recent years is the Stephen Carpenter ESP signature model.

In terms of tone I agree, it's a compromise between the smoother neck tone and the less muddy, brighter bridge tone. I can't think of any other reason to do it this way other than for the "in between" sound it gives. Unless it's after two different bridge humbucker sounds, so it's just placed as near to the bridge as possible?
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