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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Neck HB vs. N+B serial wiring.



Dec 29th, 2015 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

The neck and bridge pickups in series will result in a fatter tone, but how does it compare to a neck PAF HB?

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Dec 30th, 2015 10:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

Generally, a neck HB is fatter still, because it excludes the higher harmonic content captured by the bridge pickup.

I say "generally" because it's true for standard-format (Gibson style) humbuckers. Some stacked and rail types in a single-coil package are fairly bright sounding.



Dec 31st, 2015 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

I just have to experiment to see whether I'd prefer a neck HB or neck and bridge pickups in series.


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Jan 2nd, 2016 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I tried the series wiring once and found the sound fatter (and very ugly-sounding) than any of the small handful of HBs I've tried. A mini HB is my choice for a neck pup.



Feb 16th, 2016 10:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 4 way switch in my anniversary model with Custom Shop Texas Specials. Love it, fat but has the higher cut through tones of the bridge. Slight volume increase so great for going to for solos.

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