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In this lesson I demonstrate the difference between the bridge pickup and the neck pickup with an overdriven tone.

Notice that the bridge pickup is very bright, sharp and trebly. Conversely, the neck pickup is very dark, warm and bassy. Often when I play single note melodies or licks in the higher areas of the fretboard, I use the neck pickup because I desire that warm, bassy tone. In this tutorial I use the bridge pickup when I play in the lower octave (near the nut at the beginning of the arrangement). Then I switch to the neck pickup when I move up an octave for the rest of the arrangement.

You don't have to play it this way! The point I am making here is to simply be aware of the difference in tone between the two pickup settings. Which setting you use when you play is up to which one you like the sound of.

Be aware of your tone! Make choices you like!

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