- May 21, 2011
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The thing that stumps me is the whole phase thing with using a neck in the bridge vice versa.
To get them out of phase, you'd have to hang the pickup in neck position over the strings, upside down...
That said, + 1 about most explanations developed above with just a peaceful but relativistic testimonial about what is meant to be mounted in the neck or bridge slots: in the early 80's I had a DiMarzio Dual Sound (Super Dist with 4 conductors cable) in neck position of a LP copy and it was fully playable, even wired in series.
Since these days, I've often mounted bridge models in neck position or conversely, depending on the instrument involved and on the tonal "target" to reach.
Also, before to stop a career started in the late 70's, my friend luthier/winder did design a last Gibson style covered neck pickup measuring 15,7k and 10,2H. This product did sound powerful but clear despite of an extremely high inductance. Many variations become possible when one fiddles consciously and simultaneously with all the physical properties characterizing a magnetic transducer...