Doubt Related To Pickups

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by guitarplayer729, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    Hey guys
    I've seen Guitars which have the same pickups in the Bridge and the Neck Position
    Now what i want to know is why 2 same pickups are used
    When only one pickup may suffice?
  2. fena

    fena New Member

    pickup placement!!
    the sound produced by the neck pup is different from that of the bridge because.. the string vibrates differently <so to say>, along its length..
  3. tirtha2chester

    tirtha2chester New Member

    Just what fena said....

    Usually the tone produced by the bridge pickups is tighter and thinner, and is less "clucky", more responsive to harmonics, better attack than Neck PUs due to their close proximity to the bridge.... Neck PUs are designed for a fat tone, bubbly and articulate soloing....
  4. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    Thank You both of you!
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Actually I don't know if you used the right words to ask your question.
    If I go by your written words you intended to ask:

    Q: Why do the guitar have SAME pickup at both positions?
    A: Actually it shouldn't. The bridge pickup should always be more output than neck one. Why?
    Simple, because the strings have more vibration amplitude at the neck position, and hence produce a greater signal.
    The strings at bridge position have very less amplitude and thus require a higher output pickup to match the signal coming from neck pickup.

    Second question you ask is:
    Q: only one pickup suffice ... ?
    A: already given answered by fena and tirtha

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