26 Afire 2 months ago Fat has never been what I look for in a bridge pickup. I want as much brightness as I can get. I want both! My issue, so to speak, is not fat versus bright, but more of a balance between the two pickups. I found that with deArmonds when gigging I would only go between neck and middle position. The bridge position would be a loss of presence and even volume. It should be the other way around. My guitar buying has slowed down so much in recent years that I've only had two dual DeArmond Gretsches since 2006 - a '56 6120 and a '53 Duo Jet. And both were exactly as you describe. Fantastic neck pickup, great with both pickups, but the bridge pickup alone lacking. On the '53 Jet with the bridge pickup moved closer to the middle, it was fatter sounding, but lacked the articulate presence. On the '56 6120, the bridge pickup was thin and bright, but again, didn't have the same presence. I don't remember this being something I struggled with on guitars I owned earlier, but maybe I just wasn't as picky when I was younger.