Flipping neck pickup

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  1. Gahr

    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    So, I guess most of you are familiar with the Peter Green out of phase tone and the required magnet flip in the pickup.

    Now, as one can see in pics of the Greeny Les Paul, the pickup itself was also flipped around. Does that do anything for the sound at all? I have always been under the impression that the orientation of the pickup didn't really matter. I get a very nice PG sound with the Bare Knuckle PG Blues, with the neck pickup facing the "right" way, i.e. the adjustable screws facing the fretboard. Would there be any noticable difference if it was facing the "wrong" way? And if so, what could I expect the difference to be like?
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    No, turning the pickup round doesn't do anything (apart from cosmetic), it is the magnet flip you need for the Greeny sound.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    To short a lead :rolleyes:
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Eric Johnson would definitely hear it!
     
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    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Can't he hear what type of batteries people use in their effects too?:smile:
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    And at what stage of deminished available power... ;)
     
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    Paul G. Well-Known Member

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    Magnet flip. Rotate on long axis.

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