Dave I Posted April 12, 2008 Report Share Posted April 12, 2008 I remember reading the opinion that neck-thru's were better for high-gain styles of music because they lack the overtones of set-necks and bolt-ons. The rationale was that the neutral, thinner sound of neck-thru's allowed the guitar to maintain clarity under high-gain. So I am wondering, do any of you find neck-thru's are overall better for high-gain music, and if so, why? Related question, with either active pickups (EMG 81's and the like), or just really high gain, does the neck-setting and its tone on the guitar matter as much, or is that more of a low-to-moderate gain consideration? Similarly, how much of a difference will wood-choice matter with active pickups? If I normally prefer Mahogany or Alder guitars with set necks while using passives, will I necessarily like the same setup with actives, or will I be more inclined to like the different style of the guitar with, for example, EMG 81's if they are setup with a different wood a/o neck combo? -Cheers Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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