H22N in bridge

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H22N in bridge

Postby one small voice » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:59 am

Any thoughts on putting H22N/AP11/AP11 in a hardtail alder Bolt?
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re: H22N in neck

Postby Casual Madman » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:48 am

I think the main reason you don't generally see HSS configs is that the neck pickup tends to sound "louder" than bridge pickups anyway, all things being equal. Without getting too technical--'cause I can't--it's because the neck pup is closesr to the peak amplitude point of the strings and so produces more output. Or something.

So a humbucker at the neck would tend to overpower the single coils in middle-bridge. You might get better results with twinblades, though.

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re: H22N in neck

Postby one small voice » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:36 am

Lol thanks for the response- I mis-labeled the thread (thread title corrected). The H22N would be in the bridge position...

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Re: re: H22N in bridge

Postby Casual Madman » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:51 am

one small voice wrote:I mis-labeled the thread (thread title corrected). The H22N would be in the bridge position...


That would be interesting. Lower output than the H22B, nice "singing" quality (as neck pos in my ST300, sounds very Santana-esque).

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re: H22N in bridge

Postby tbonesullivan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:00 pm

Main issue you might have is the tonal profile. Originally humbuckers were not in "bridge" and "neck" versions. That came later. If the pickup is designed just to be a neck pickup, it may not work well in the bridge.

Also, no matter what kind of humbucker it is, it'll sound a ton different than single coils.
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re: H22N in bridge

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:26 pm

Would spacing be a concern?

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Re: re: H22N in bridge

Postby tbonesullivan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:23 pm

spudmunkey wrote:Would spacing be a concern?
with 11 pole pieces per coil spacing is never a concern with Carvin pickups. I would be more concerned with the resonant peak and impedance of the pickup.
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re: H22N in bridge

Postby KaosII » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:26 am

I had two ap11s and a h22n. The H22n sounded great in the bridge but the output was lower the the single coils.
I ended up using it as a neck pickup in another guitar.


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