|Quote, originally posted by vdubCorrado »|
but i gotta ask... do you ever use the middle pickup or was it reall just for the "look" cause i agree they look fantastic! cause if you actually use it droping the magnets that far away from the strings is really gonna mess with the way it sounds cause all pickups are are electric passive magnets that pickup the frequency the string are vibrating at so the further the magnets the harder the time it will have sensing the frequency
no i dont use the middle one on a regular basis at all. i dont use the neck pickup either. i play in a heavy-gain band and i always have it on the treble pickup turned all the way up. full bright saturation.
i have used the middle pickup at home just messing around and playing blues or whatever. having the middle pickup further away doesnt change anything frequency-wise, it just makes the sound less pronounced than the others.
i have the treble pickup screwed up as close to the strings as possible to get a bright full tone out of it, which is what i mainly use. the neck pickup is a sweet warm round bluesy sound thats great for jazz or whatever. and the middle one is a mixture of both. all 3 pickups are gibson 57PAFs, they are clean and warm sounding, and good for all types of music.
the best sound i have found for my band and tone is using my les paul classic which has a 500T pickup in the bridge- this pickup is very "hot" and saturated, and played thru a boogie around 70% gain will produce crushing tone. so ive got a little of everything
PS click the link in my sig and you can hear the SG in action.
Modified by scoTT la rock at 3:05 AM 3-30-2008