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    Moving the (2nd) H to the P position?

    Has anybody tried to move the H-neck PU to the P-position?
    So it would be 2 HH buckers right next each other.

    Anybody?

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    You could, but why would you want to? The pickups are voiced for the position that they are originally installed in. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Because I think the 2nd H is to close to the neck. It's a bit a dull sound on the 5th switch position. To dark, and lacks mid compared to the first position...

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    You need a better amp

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baske View Post
    Because I think the 2nd H is to close to the neck. It's a bit a dull sound on the 5th switch position. To dark, and lacks mid compared to the first position...
    I never liked HH Stingray models - neck pup combos are boomy, scooped and with much less tonal character. I'd say, stick to the single H models

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    I should also add that I also do not like the HH models, for the same reasons. The HS is much more useful IMHO, and the Single H is still the king, and will continue to be.

    Also, putting an H in the P position will not make it sound like a P.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouth View Post
    I never liked HH Stingray models - neck pup combos are boomy, scooped and with much less tonal character. I'd say, stick to the single H models
    I play 1H, 1Hp, HS and out of a dozen MMs one lonely HH. I do agree about the HH getting boomy although for my ear that only happens with all 4 coils on.

    Point is that there are 5 switch settings and it’s kinda silly to wanna mod it just cuz only one setting is useless to me and another is rarely useful.

    FWIW the HS is to my ears the BEST configuration having 4 superb voices, better than the 3 (or 4) “good ones” on the HH ... but still only 4 out of 5 (for me).

    I just can’t fathom how some players expect EVERY setting on a 5-way switch to suit their style. Hits me as self centered sense of entitlement. MM provides the variety and you choose what works for you.

    The HH offers me only 3 out of 5, but 3 is no fewer than you get on a 1H ... and those 3 on the HH are more distinct from each other than the 3 on a 1H.
    Last edited by Golem; 08-28-2020 at 05:02 AM.
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