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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:48 pm 
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If you insist on maintaining a generality of neck pickup magnets, well, get the gauss meter and send me some audio/video of some measurements, because, yes, I'm from Missouri and you're going to have to show me.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:52 pm 
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nobody uses just the bass pick up on a rick but a whole lotta people use just the treble.

Count me as one of the nobodys. I use only the neck pickup for a few songs, in a few different bands.

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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:06 am 
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Rickenbrother wrote:
danieladamsmith wrote:
nobody uses just the bass pick up on a rick but a whole lotta people use just the treble.

Count me as one of the nobodys. I use only the neck pickup for a few songs, in a few different bands.



I always accept that I can be wrong and probably should have said..."not many" instead of "nobody"....I just know that a lot of Gibson and Fender players rely on the bridge pick up a lot more....Certainly I use the middle position and the bass pick up fills in the sound but I wanted just a dirty rock n roll bassy sound I would use an SG.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:12 am 
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danieladamsmith wrote:
Rickenbrother wrote:
danieladamsmith wrote:
nobody uses just the bass pick up on a rick but a whole lotta people use just the treble.

Count me as one of the nobodys. I use only the neck pickup for a few songs, in a few different bands.



I always accept that I can be wrong and probably should have said..."not many" instead of "nobody"....I just know that a lot of Gibson and Fender players rely on the bridge pick up a lot more....Certainly I use the middle position and the bass pick up fills in the sound but I wanted just a dirty rock n roll bassy sound I would use an SG.

That's an interesting theory, but... Plenty of Strat players use all three pickups interchangeably; most Tele players aren't afraid to have both pickups on. Gibson players love the tone of the sweet neck pickup in an LP or SG. The same applies to Rics, and probably any other brand. I realize that there are players who always play the treble pickup, but I'd like to have more faith in guitar players as open-minded people; no offense to anyone who doesn't use the neck pickup. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:11 pm 
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It's pretty much universal among electric guitars, due to the physical nature of string vibration between the nut and bridge, that the electromagnetic pickup closest to the neck is going to have a warmer and perhaps "woodier" sound than the pickup closest to the bridge which will have a more punchy or aggressive character instead. I have never found an instrument that bucks this trend with same/similar electromagnetic pickups.

So just about every time I go into the studio, the guitarist not only goes through two or three guitars to get the right sound, but also variations of pickups. And for a lot of the warmer/cleaner parts, the neck pickup is favored. For leads and effects the bridge pickup often takes over. And so forth.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:26 pm 
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I usually keep PM's private, but I think I got under Ain'tGotNoPokemon's skin. Here's the text of the PM he sent me:

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Wow... Comparing someone's personal opinion to the denial of the holocaust is pretty harsh.

I have no interest in "showing you" anything, now. I really don't care how many years you've been dealing with guitars. I never said that you have to believe me, and you're not going to change ANYONE'S opinion.

I'm just going to add you to my ignore list, and be done with you. I'm tired of rude, old, snobby, uncouth guitar players who always believe that they're right. I don't think any of my opinions are fact, and nor should anyone on the planet. It sickens me that you can't accept that I disagree with you, so you insult me to make yourself feel better. I'm over that stuff.

As far as being rude, old, snobby, and uncouth, well, I did become eligible for AARP membership this year, so I probably resemble that remark. I better finish this post before I laugh so hard that I can't type....:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:28 am 
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It's always best to keep PM's private, as not to make hard feelings and trouble in threads, unless you know it's something that would not be a problem if shared and/or and that person just wanted you to be first to know about whatever they sent you.

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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Rickenbrother, thanks. A word to the wise is sufficient.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:50 pm 
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danieladamsmith wrote:
Rickenbrother wrote:
danieladamsmith wrote:
nobody uses just the bass pick up on a rick but a whole lotta people use just the treble.

Count me as one of the nobodys. I use only the neck pickup for a few songs, in a few different bands.



I always accept that I can be wrong and probably should have said..."not many" instead of "nobody"....I just know that a lot of Gibson and Fender players rely on the bridge pick up a lot more....Certainly I use the middle position and the bass pick up fills in the sound but I wanted just a dirty rock n roll bassy sound I would use an SG.

When I was first starting out, I thought the only good sound out of my strat-o-copy was the bridge-only. The older I got, the more I began to appreciate neck pickups, and the more I began to notice tons of folks using the neck pickups. Now, when I see a strat or Gibby player who has a tone I love, I check out the switch, and it's almost always on the neck setting. Check out the Allman Bros.'s many guitarists over the years - they have all used the "rhythm," i.e., neck setting to get some amazing lead tones. Similar tones can be found using neck-only strat settings. When I got my first Tele, I thought I'd never use the neck .... until I heard it, and then it became one of my favorite settings. I had the same experience on my 360. In fact, I think on semi-hollows, the neck p'up is even better than on solid bodies. With Ricks, it's even better, because you have more tweakability with it if you use the fifth knob (if you have one). Gigged this past Sat. night and used my 360's neck pickup quite a bit for some really meaty-sounding leads - my favorite moment at a gig is when I have someone come up to me surprised to hear a Rick can do so much.

If the neck pickup isn't being used on a Rick, then it's a well-kept secret right under the player's nose. The rest of us can be glad we were let in on the secret. Makes the guitar so much more versatile than simply being the one-dimensional jangle machine many think is the only identity a Rick can achieve.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Toaster Question HELP!!!!
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Rickissippi wrote:
Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Well, I just learned something today. I thought that there were neck and bridge toasters. It's more convenient to have the same pickup for both; Rickenbacker never fail to surprise me.

The same is true for the HB1 humbucker.

And I also meant to add that I believe the HB1 is the same p'up used on both basses and guitars. I know this is true of toasters.


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