Pickups, Pots, Caps, Wiring
Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black
BY Molly - Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:44 pm
- Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:44 pm
I'm putting a blender pot in the Knaggs. That and a treble-bleed are my go-to for any Strat.
BY Conway - Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:44 pm
- Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:44 pm
You need all 3 pickups in series!
- Thu May 09, 2019 9:04 am
I tried most of the strat wiring mods but in the end the only one that stuck was a .22 tone cap. I enjoyed a three way for a little while as I learnt to appreciate the middle pickup with the vol on the guitar down a bit, sometimes less options gives me more creativity. I understand the tone on the bridge pickup but I really love a bright bridge to cut through and also mix better with fuzz and vintage octave pedals.
- Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:15 am
A bit late to the party, but for me the bridge tone control is essential. It's the only tone control I use, apart from on bass where I always use the tone a bit. I also have a push pull pot for the neck always on mod, the neck/bridge sound is a great addition to a Strat. Although bear in mind that the traditional Strat control knobs are hopeless for pulling out a push/pull pot, your fingers just slide off. I put a bit of araldite on the knob where I have the push pull and textured it up and let it dry, but the other option is changing for a different kind of knob or using a switch. I like my Strat to look as traditional as possible though so I don't like a switch.
I've never really been into the series wiring thing on Strats.
- Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:40 am
Hi Sooty! Long time no see. Welcome back to the forum. 100% agree with you, a Strat just works better with a tone knob on the bridge.
BY Slowy - Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:29 pm
- Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:29 pm
I'm seriously thinking of changing my Strat to a treble and bass rolloff like the G&L. I'm amazed how much tonal versatility that gives.
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- Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:24 pm
For me, the most useful is SSS with positions 1-4 assigned to Tone1 and position 5 (bridge only) assigned to Tone2. This requires a 4 pole 5 way “superswitch”, but being able to darken the bridge without middle+bridge sounding too dark is very handy. All 5 positions sound balanced with Tone1 on 8 and Tone2 on 4-5. You need to set the amp brighter than you would, but this improves the overall tone imho.
BY mrmofo - Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:46 am
- Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:46 am
if the bridge pup is hot and high on the pickguard rolling the volume pot down acts as a tone control
nice to know
BY BMW-KTM - Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 am
- Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 am
I find having one volume, one master tone and a blender pot for the neck pup with otherwise normal 5-way switching is the most useful setup for my needs.
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BY corsair - Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 pm
- Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 pm
V/T/Blend n+b, with a treble bleed for me....
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