Ways to get more bite out of a neck pickup?

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  1. 8Painting

    8Painting Member

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    A friend of mine and I were talking about his R0 Les Paul,

    He uses the Neck pickup exclusivley, but was wondering if he can get a little more bite since he doesnt like using the bridge, at all.

    I suggested going from the stock Pots, and go to 1 megs?

    Would that make a difference?
     
  2. malabarmusic

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    Treble booster + LP neck pickup = :dude

    - DB
     
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    Lower the pickup and raise the poles may help a bit as will increasing the pot value.

    However, if he uses the neck exclusively is there a reason why he can't just set the amp with more treble/presence.
     
  4. 8Painting

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    Its more like a 95% of his playing is on the neck.

    Lets think of kind of like a reverse esquire.

    Limited to one pickup, loves the sound of it, just doesnt want to use the bridge.
     
  5. gainiac

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    What doesn't he like about the bridge PU?

    I had a similiar situation when I bought my R8. I didn't like the classic 57's, especially the bridge. It was anemic and way to nasal sounding.

    I ended up going with these after I mulled over Tom Holmes in my mind and decided I didn't want to pay 80% hype (Tom is a very nice guy, but 500-600 a pair? Nah! Good for him though!):

    www.tonefordays.com

    Killer PU's and cheap. Satisfaction guaranteed.

    Now I use the bridge PU like 90% of the time. Ridiculous tone.
     
  6. bonchie123

    bonchie123 Supporting Member

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    Use the middle position, using the volume knobs mix in a little of the bridge pickup to add some treble with the neck pickup turned all the way up.

    Problem solved.
     
  7. SoCalSteve

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    Some guys put a bridge pickup in the neck. Some regulars at the Seymour Duncan forum like the Jazz bridge in the neck.
     
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    Funny, I only use the bridge + tone knob, unless I'm playing straight ahead jazz. I would suggest he finds new pickups for both bridge and neck that better suit his playing needs. A neck that has more high end, and a bridge that rolls it off.
     
  10. gitarboy

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    I'm a neck guy too but... try a 300k pot for the bridge...

    Steve
     
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    go to analogman...buy a beano boost...never put down guitar again.
     
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    Yea, all of the above, pretty much. A 1 meg vol pot on the neck will brighten it up. Treble booster, maybe even a treble bypass cap on the neck vol as well. Lotsa things he can do.
     
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  14. 8Painting

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    Thanks guys! Ill pass on the info.
     

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