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Old 2005-05-24, 18:07
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Middle Pick-up?

Who here uses them? what bands use them? what PUs sound good in that position?
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Old 2005-05-24, 18:28
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ugh i fucking hate them! but dig them...
when i use the bridge hum/middle single combo on my ibanez i get these sweet cleans but the way i pick i always hit the damn fucker. so besides for some cleans i use two hums and nothing but
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Old 2005-05-24, 18:31
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what bands use them? I think they might not always use the same guitars and maybe switch between pickups sometimes you know
I like it for cleans on my strat copy... otherwise they just get in my way
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Old 2005-05-25, 12:31
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they have a nice clean tone, but they piss me off cos they do get in the way. Malmsteen uses his a fair amount
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Old 2005-05-25, 12:32
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I use my blue velvet for blues kinda shit, for metal I don't use it at all.
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Old 2005-05-25, 21:19
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they have a nice clean tone, but they piss me off cos they do get in the way.

Exactly, they get in the way of picking, hence they suck and piss me off.
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Old 2005-05-25, 22:30
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on the cheap yamaha im playing, it has: a single coil at the neck, singe in the middle, and humbucker at the bridge. ive never hit it with my pick--- i pick in a way that like, only the tip of the pick passes over the string.. i never dig in. even when i do pinch harmonics it doesnt get in the way. i guess its just because i learned to play on it, and to avoid it. anyways, its never been a problem.. im confused on how/why you would have your pick far enough below the strings to hit the middle pickup while picking....
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Old 2005-05-26, 03:23
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on the cheap yamaha im playing, it has: a single coil at the neck, singe in the middle, and humbucker at the bridge. ive never hit it with my pick--- i pick in a way that like, only the tip of the pick passes over the string.. i never dig in. even when i do pinch harmonics it doesnt get in the way. i guess its just because i learned to play on it, and to avoid it. anyways, its never been a problem.. im confused on how/why you would have your pick far enough below the strings to hit the middle pickup while picking....


i dunno, but maybe its becuase they might have a lower action that you? i could be wrong.
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Old 2005-05-26, 12:57
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i dont have as much of a problem with there bein a single coil in the middle, but when you've got a humbucker in the middle thats when its annoying.
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You mean a guitar with 3 pickups, or 2 but one of them is in the middle? I have one where it is in the middle. It doesn't sound to different than anything else, it doesn't give me an "awesome clean tone" or anything.
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Old 2005-05-26, 18:15
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i mean a guitar with three humbucking pickups, the middle humbucker always pisses me off (something which i have already stated). I find middle pickups give a fair mixture of bass and treble bite which i why i find there alright. What pickups u got in the middle position?
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Old 2005-05-26, 21:19
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I like the mid pickup for that nice hollowy lead tone it gives, but it's not use for metal most of the time. And yes, it gets in the way of picking.
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Old 2005-06-17, 12:25
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I only use it for out of phase sounds on my strat, and I don't find it gets in the way at all...
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What's a good middle pickup to accompany a X2N in the bridge and a PAF pro in the neck. The key is versaitility. It would be nice if the middle could help accompany the neck or the bridge depending on how I got it switched. Any suggestions? Also, is it common to see a guitar f-spaced in the bridge and not in the middle and neck? I'm replacing all the pickups on my Ibanez RG570. They come with those DiMarzio V1, S1, V7 pups. They actually sound decent for stock pups. Should I just use the S1 middle single coil for the X2N and PAF pro. I really either play straight bridge or straight neck pup, but would like to have the ability to use more configurations. I'm open to any and all suggestions and comments. Thanks!
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Old 2006-02-07, 15:21
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for metal stuff... only on cleans when recording.

but when i get into my progressive stuff i use them alot more than the bridge pickup.
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Old 2006-02-07, 22:25
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What is your middle pickup?
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Old 2006-02-07, 23:00
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I dont really like using middle pickups.

I like the tones at either the bridge or neck best.

Clean neck sounds are Win as fuck
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Old 2006-02-08, 00:00
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What is your middle pickup?

i have the stock one in my ibanez which is probably voiced after a dimarzio of some sort. then my strat just has thestock pickups too. and fuck me if i know what they are. but they sound gggreat.
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