Jaymz and neck pickup

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Jaymz and neck pickup

Post by Jackie » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:35 am

I watched the making of Death Magnetic DVD a while ago and I see Het using the neck pickup quite a few times.

Now I don't know about you but to me the only song I can think of that sounds completely neck pickup and is neck pickup is Memory Remains.

So my question is how often does Het use the neck PU for drive tones? Does he do that in the studio to add something to the mix or does he do it live too?
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Re: Jaymz and neck pickup

Post by ryjan » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:01 am

All of his cleans are on the neck PU. He does the middle solo part to Suicide and Redemption on the neck also.
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Re: Jaymz and neck pickup

Post by zodiac272 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:23 pm

sorry for off topic... is that an actual DVD? or youtube vids...

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Re: Jaymz and neck pickup

Post by MarkMcQ » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:51 pm

It's a DvD called Making Magnetic, although the full thing can be found on Youtube.

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Post by zodiac272 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:40 pm

cool thanks... yeah i saw most of it on youtube

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Re: Jaymz and neck pickup

Post by Elpelotero » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:19 am

Due to their position in the body of the guitar, neck pickups tend to always be rounder, fatter, and warmer/bassier. This makes them suitable for warm sounding solos and for warm clean tones. Rarely are they used for heavy rhythm because they sound muddy that way.
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Re: Jaymz and neck pickup

Post by Jackie » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:36 pm

Yeah that's also my thinking and experience. I also use the neck PU for cleans and sometimes leads.

Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cJATEcaqWM
3:05 the bridge before the "Say is that rain or are they tears" part of Cyanide was recorded on the neck PU of his Iron Cross and it's kind of weird since it doesn't sound like that.
Also at the very beginning of the vid you can see him rehearsing on the neck PU :?

Or he could just be using it as a killswitch.
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