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Rhythm/Treble switch?
sean_micken
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The guitar I'm getting has a switch for rhythm/treble. Excuse my n00bness, but what does that mean? When would I want it on rhythm and when on treble? Thanks.

Post Date: 6/2/2005 @ 9:19 pm
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-Rythm is the neck p'up, and treble is the bridge. Just Gibson's way of labeling them. And every other company that makes a copy of one of their guitars.

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Post Date: 6/2/2005 @ 9:48 pm

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sean_micken
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So what does it actually do?

Post Date: 6/2/2005 @ 10:02 pm

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Basically Its A Pickups Switch....Moving It To The Rhythm Side selcts Just The Neck PIckup, Middle Is Both Neck And Bridge, And Treble Is Just THe NEck. Smiley

Post Date: 6/2/2005 @ 10:21 pm

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sean_micken
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I see. What kind of different sounds will each of those give me? I'm assuming I will generally have it in the middle?

Post Date: 6/2/2005 @ 10:50 pm

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The two different pickups give a different sound, useful for different types of playing. They are also often called rhythm (neck pickup) and lead (bridge pickup).

Edit - The neck pickup is a lot fuller, and is more often used for playing chords. The bridge pickup has a lot more treble to it, making it sound a little more twangy, and is often used for lead work and soloing. The middle switch (if there is one) combines the sound of both. You can use them for whatever you like, it's personal preference, and it depends on what kinda sound you are after.

Post Date: 6/2/2005 @ 10:52 pm

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Quoting sean_micken
I see. What kind of different sounds will each of those give me? I'm assuming I will generally have it in the middle?

juuust mess with it. only 3 places lol, only 3 options.

so when you're playing just switch pickups and see what suits the song/music best. Smiley just mess w/ it.

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Post Date: 6/2/2005 @ 11:32 pm


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on my sg i adjusted the pickup pups so my two pickups have a dramatically different sound to each other, i made the neck pickup bass string pups closer and the bridge pickup trebel string pups closer, this means if i play a chord on the bridge pickup the high strigns are louder makeing the trebel pickup, even more trebely

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Post Date: 6/4/2005 @ 1:39 pm

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