#1
I've been doing this for a few years now, but more and more people have been asking me about it. I thought I'd share. Maybe this has been done, but NO ONE that I know knows about it unless I told them.

It's a way you can tweak your switch to give you tonal control over your bridge pup. Flip the selector down to the bridge, then pull it back slightly to the bridge and middle position. If you get that quacky sound and the hum goes away, you've gone too far. Try to get it so it's not quite on the bridge, but not quite on the bridge and middle position. It should hum and sound like the bridge pup, but be a little fatter. You will be able to use the last tone pot to control the bridge pups tone if you've done it correctly.

I always find it useful since my bridge is too brittle sometimes, so I like to roll of the tone a little, not to mention it's nice having the subtle hint of added low end.
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#2
i already knew about this, it seems a little impractical though
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#3
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i already knew about this, it seems a little impractical though


I'll admit it's a little impractical. I've gotten rather good at doing it quickly so it works for me though.
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#4
That sounds like it would be specific to your guitar... (or more specifically, your switch)
#5
you can just connect a jumper from the bridge to the tone pot.
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#6
my friend has a strat and it took me forever to convince him to do this, but when he did he said he wishes he found out about it sooner, he sais thanks.
#7
You can add a jumper to your switch to enable using the last tone pot to control the bridge pickup. This is a fairly common mod. I have it done on mine.
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#8
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You can add a jumper to your switch to enable using the last tone pot to control the bridge pickup. This is a fairly common mod. I have it done on mine.



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#9
I thought that the last tone pot automatically controlled the bridge?
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#10
Yeah, I know there are mods, which I fully intend to do. Just thought it was cool to do it without a mod.

Some strats come with it wired to the bridge. Mine didn't.
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