- Feb 13, 2009
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hell mazzy, you 3rd and i'll 4th
Lot's of good stuff to be had around these settings - I'm loving it. Like the switch from bridge for rhythm to both pickups for lead with this. The MXR Dynacomp loves all this stuff, getting different attack and tone without changing the volume too much. Quite like bridge on 50% and neck on 75% too. Mellow and warm with some bite.If you set your neck so its basically clean (~ 50%), and then set the bridge to about 75%, that will give you the sounds-like-the-bridge-pickup-but-fuller tone. As I said before, thats a good rhythm or lead sound.
Why not a woody neck tone for leads? Or creamy rhythm comps from the bridge pickup?I always thought that people tended to use the neck for Rhythm and the bridge for lead? Obviously it is not a hard and fast rule.
lolThere are many examples of neck pickup solos. Have a listen to Shine On You Crazy Diamond. I don't care what kind of guitar it was played on, it had a healthy dose of neck pickup involved.
...any number of Cream songs...
...Blackmore with Purple (yes, it was a strat, but still neck a lot of the time)
...what about the intro to Since I've Been Lovin You? And most of the verses...
...what about Gary Moore and Still Got the Blues?!!??!! I mean, really. Neck pickup for rhythm only? I don't think so...
[EDIT]Sorry if this post seems a bit negative or garoul...garrou...gar...argumentative. I just got back from the pub...watching hot young girls bending over and groaning...[END EDIT]
[EDIT 2]That'd be the TENNIS, you depraved sods!! Whatever did you think I meant??!![END EDIT 2]
If i´m not mistaken Gary Moore has that famous Peter Green out of phase setup on that guitar making that nasal soundYou're right, you do have to be quick with your right hand. But you'd be amazed how proficient you become. Have a look at this vid:
YouTube - BB King / Gary Moore - The Thrill is Gone
In this one, Garry Moore's right hand returns to his controls after every lick, as if by reflex. He's riding his volumes all the way home.
Good luck with it, man.
I hate the bridge tone on my LP .... I tend to use neck or both, maybe use bridge for rhythm (with the volume and tone knob backed off....) The other 2 positions (middle and neck) sound so sweet, the bridge is just ugly, to me. But I do enjoy spinning the knobs and experimenting - switching from the stock knobs to speeders helps on-the-fly-adjustments, as it can be done with a brush of the finger - the oem Epi knobs seemed to require deliberate grabbing with 2 fingers, at least on mine .... too much like workI always thought that people tended to use the neck for Rhythm and the bridge for lead? Obviously it is not a hard and fast rule.