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I hate the Bridge pickup

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by dondante, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter Vendor Member

    Age:
    45
    Oct 4, 2008
    Stratford,Ontario
    Yeah, but that's YOU playing, right fezz? Of course it sounds great!!:D
     
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  2. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    Yep that's old fumble fingered me. But the Strat bridge pickup can be a beautiful thing. ;)

    I for one can't tolerate quack. The 2 and 4 on a 5 way. Hate it. LOL
     
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  3. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Fa-ra-ra-ra-raaa, ra ra ra raa! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    OP said he has a TBX installed. Does it have an indent in the tone knob for that? I have the TBX and preamp installed in a stat and can get all kind of good sounds out of it.
     
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  4. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Strat-O-Master

    953
    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    I actually like the bridge pickup.
     
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  5. jball85

    jball85 Strat-Talker

    358
    Mar 16, 2014
    East Texas
    Try rolling back the volume a bit, as well as the tone control. If you have a high pass filter (treble bleed) this won't do anything for you.
     

  6. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Strat-O-Master

    990
    Feb 26, 2014
    LAS VEGAS , NV
    Yeah Baby!

    Fezz, so nice to put some fingers and licks to the username. That bridge pup sure can be a booty-full thing! Who says the volume on the guitar needs to be up all the way? And dem fingers sure do allow for some pretty tactile expression, don't dey? Less than ten seconds into that vid certainly earned my admiration and respect! And the rest just got better!
    Nice Style,
    Gene
     
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  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    This is me all the way. I live on the neck pickup, and use the bride a lot. I like the clarity for some things. I wire the bridge to the bottom tone, and leave the middle open.

    I rarely use the middle because I'm not a big quack fan either.

    Neck is great, bridge is great, and neck/bridge combo is great.
     
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  8. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    And that was played clean. This is the bridge dirty. Same guitar, same pickup, same fingers:

     
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  9. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Never heard fezz play before? He's a monster! :thumb:
     
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  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter




    The year this debuted on TV, I started playing guitar. Maybe I'll figure it out one day. :D
     
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  11. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    60
    Apr 27, 2013
    Oconomowoc, WI
    ^^^This^^^
     

  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    You ought to wire one of your Strat's up fezz style. 3way like a post 67 Tele (B/BN/N) and a blender for the middle. :D
     

  13. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Been thinking about it, I may get around to it one day. I've had strats in the past that I rewired with neck/bridge in position 2, since the normal position 2 is my least favorite. I do love the neck/bridge combo.
     
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  14. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
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    :D;)
     

  15. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Strat-O-Master

    879
    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    NICE playin' Fezz!

    I copped out and went the humbucker route- although I did find some quite usable tones on the bridge single-coil by twisting the tone knobs on both the guitar and amp. (My lowest tone pot is connected to the bridge- both the single coil and the 'bucker...)

    When I "discovered" I loved humbuckers (old dog, new trick...playing single coils exclusively for over 30 years up to that point several years ago) I really wanted one in my Strat. I actually thought about going with 2 humbuckers...but I own an LP! And besides, I DO love the single coil neck and neck/bridge combo...

    I'm certain you'll find a combination, or perhaps a single coil different from what you've got, you'll like, maybe even love, if patience allows...;)

    Brian
     

  16. Brucifer85

    Brucifer85 Strat-Talk Member

    66
    May 2, 2015
    South Africa
    One other thing to throw into the equation is your choice of pick.

    For example compare a Tortex .60mm to the red or black Jazz III (1.38mm).

    The .60mm Tortex makes your bridge pickup sound very bright and thin but the much thicker red or black Jazz III adds alot of warmth and fatness in comparison to thinner gauges and nylon also warms up tone.

    I find pick gauge and material a very over looked piece of the tone puzzle. A very easy and cheap way to adjust ones tone.
     
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  17. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter Vendor Member

    Age:
    45
    Oct 4, 2008
    Stratford,Ontario
    Well, it is supposed to be a guitar, not a duck, right?:D
     
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  18. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Strat-Talker

    Age:
    55
    167
    Mar 9, 2017
    L.A.
    Try lowering your bridge pickup a little.
     

  19. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Strat-O-Master

    990
    Feb 26, 2014
    LAS VEGAS , NV
    In contrast to many here, I actually love the #2, quack position! It somewhat subdues the "In Your Face" clarity and presence of any individual pickup, for nice open, airy rhythms, even with the volume wide open, while still retaining the highs and then when it's solo time, simply switch to a single pup for cut through, on top, power capabilities. Of course, I prefer my middle pup to be RWRP. Always tube amps, never pedal/stomp thingies!
    Just My Thing,
    Gene
     

  20. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I use bridge a lot. Funk. Fake country licks. RAWK. All are fine with the bridge.
     
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