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Old 01-11-2018, 12:45 AM
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Any players here placed the soundhole pickup of your choice on the bridge side of the hole or even just experimented to see how it might affect your amplified sound?
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:06 AM
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Yup. It changes the tone a little bit, similar to Strat middle pickup (using a Sunrise).

It doesn't sound bad, just different, with a few more available harmonics - the default position on the guitar it’s in partially cancels out the 5th-fret (1/4 scale length) harmonic. Looks weird but works fine as long as the polepieces are adjusted to manage the B string, which is hot. I preferred the tone in the ‘normal’ position, and moved it back - it’s a little fatter and darker, like the neck pickup on an archtop.

Not sure how it would work with other mags, bit it’d be worth a try....

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Old 01-11-2018, 07:37 AM
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i too messed with it and found similar results
as above. i moved it back.
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* I did it with my M80 in my D18 and agree with previous posts...I moved it back to forward position but still enough to get the 5th fret harmonics.

** FYI... I also set it at an angle with the low E side further back towards bridge like a reverse angle strat. This gave the low E a bit more bite and presence and the higher B & E strings a fatter, fuller sound. I kept it that way and gigged with it like that with both my D18 and Goodall CJ for about a year, but eventually moved it back even and forward again.

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:20 AM
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Pretty much what I thought I would see regarding feedback from folks who have tried this- thanks for responding!
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