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STRAT PLAYERS...What pick-up switch position do you use the most...

strat pickup switch position do you use most?

  • Bridge

  • Bridge & Middle

  • Middle

  • Middle & Neck

  • Neck


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17,932
I picked bridge and middle...play a LOT of u2 with my strat...bridge is too noisy...
middle and middle/neck dont sound good dirty
 

VaughnC

Silver Supporting Member
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18,303
I use the bridge, middle, & neck about equally. I don't care for the quacker positions but will use them if the song requires it to sound right. I've actually modified most of my Strats to replace neck+middle with neck+bridge, which I find more useful. I play mostly on the clean side of the spectrum.
 

Tommy Biggs

Silver Supporting Member
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6,604
When I'm playing the Strat to get strat sounds it's the neck pickup for me, playing Semi-clean and fat.
I do have a HB in the Bridge of my strat that I use a lot - but I use that rather than switching guitars for HB tones.
 

Devin

Low Voltage
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4,237
dont know if i could choose just one... I like neck and middle... also use just bridge too. I play alternative country/roots/blues and sort of shoegaze (not on stage lol)
 

Structo

Member
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9,555
For clean tones I like the neck pup.
For lead or distortion tones I end up on the bridge pup.

With the tone control modded to control the bridge you can take off the ice pick and have good smooth tones.

As for the in between quack sounds, I like the 4th position in clean.
 

GAT

Platinum Supporting Member
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19,161
Usually the bridge (using the tone knob), then the bridge/middle, then the neck.
 

jo2012

Member
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2,291
I use 'em all. I alternate between clean and dirty and I usually play through a Fender-style amp
 

Ruraltom

Member
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2,107
I go between the bridge/middle and neck usually. I play with a little grit, neither clean nor terribly distorted.
 

big mike

Cathode biased
Platinum Supporting Member
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13,645
Usually the bridge (using the tone knob), then the bridge/middle, then the neck.
Ditto when I have a strat.

I've actually considered building one without a neck pickup.
 

VHS analog

Member
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5,036
Bridge for dirty sounds (%80 of my playing time). Neck+middle for cleans. Everything else is middle.
I like the bridge+middle sound but it's way too overused, so I tend to avoid it.
 






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