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  1. Cerb

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    How do you like them? Especially the ones that only have a bridge pup? I spend most of my time on the neck pickup, except when I play the tele where I enjoy using the middle position. I do use all positions on occassion on all guitars but I tend to have one that I favour.

    Do you find that one pup guitars are more of one trick ponies that you bring out for special occassions or do you just work with what you have?
     
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    I really liked the Fender Lead I . That pickup was a good one !
     
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    i pretty much only use the neck pickup on most of my guitars, so...
    for all intents and purposes, they all become one pickup guitars for me.

    There are some Esquires, a vintage Musicmaster, and a single bridge pickup Les Paul Custom in house also.
    i sound like me playing any and all of them anyhow...
    but i try not to be a one trick pony myself.
    :)
     
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    They all really aren't one trick ponies. Look at the Esquires with tone switching. The Frankenstrat was a single p'up guitar with only a volume pot bud Eddie was a master of controling that pot to make that guitar do so much more from false harmonics to tremolo. Granted, you wont het the different variations in string amplitude but they are definitely not one trick ponies.

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    One of these days I swear I'm going to write song called one trick ponny on either an Esquire or a Lp Jr.

    I love them, I can't get enough of single pu guitars, you learn to play with the dynamics of the tone and volume knob, where you strum either close to the bridge or closer to neck heel and you can get anything from crystal clear chimey sound to fat and gritty sound, or velvety and fat sound.
     
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    You sell it well :D
     
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    It's a dish I've sold many times:D

    As long as that neck is either fat or at least really well shaped round C shape, man you're good to go. And that's certainly always the case with Lp Jrs and SG Jrs and Esquire.

    I know how you like SG, you need one of these. And it's so easy it's like riding a bike, you feel the wind in your face and smile.
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    I love SG's but it seems the one I have will do whatever that one does and more :D

    Or does that one have the pickup placed differently?

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    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have this.
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    And built this for charity.
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    Both are great players and very dynamic guitars.

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    Thats a good looking one and a good option. But you know there's a Buddhist saying, and now I'm paraphrasing, people in western societies go to school and get degrees and try to learn as much as possible while the Buddhist try everyday to unlearn stuff.

    In other words, lighten the load/options and you'll narrow down to something really wonderful.
     
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    Nice!

    Couldn't help but notice the lack of strings though :whistling:
     
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    I really dig that second one, badass cool!
     
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    Yeah, my SG has its issues but I still love it. Played it all night yesterday and... It's just a great guitar.

    Have you read "The Dharma Bums" by Jack Kerouac? I think you'd enjoy it :)
     
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    I've read other stuff by Kerouac but not that, I'm putting it on my reading list for the year. :thumb:
     
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    Thank you so much.
    The second one was a really fun build and raised over $4000 in a raffle to help injured/sick police families.
    It turned out as a great player but was really heavy. With all of the coins inlaid both front and back it weighed in at 12.5 pounds.

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    Ooh I remember now which guitar it was that got me into digging single coil guitar, remember those early Fender Bullits? I wish I had one, I'm always looking for one in red. Badass with covered pickup.

    Also dou sonics too but those had different scale lenght
     
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    That makes it the fastest playing guitar in my arsenal. It has less drag and friction thst way. Plus the tone is amazing in my head when I cant hear all of the mistakes.

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    Wow what a great thing to do! Well done! It was done for a great purpose and done well. :thumb:
     
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    :D
     
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    Single pickup guitars teach you to be a better player.
    They are more subtle than you think they are.


     
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