#1
Love my strat except for the harshness of the bridge pickup. As such, I plan to buy and pop in a new bridge pickup that has some low-end, and that isn't as shrill, both so I can happily use it on more aggressive rhythms, and because it's just painful as-is.

I was considering rewiring the middle tone control to the bridge pickup though, or wiring the neck tone as a master tone, and the middle tone knob to blend in the bridge pickup in positions 1 and 2 to get the bridge-neck and all-on sounds you can't normally get. I always hear people say that adding that to the circuit eats some high-end, which makes sense from an electronic standpoint.

So, short and sweet, how big is this difference?
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#2
I'm not sure the answer to your question, but have you considered buying warmer pots?
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Quote by biga29
I'm not sure the answer to your question, but have you considered buying warmer pots?


I'm using 250k right now, as far as I know, without going to the ridiculously low 25k pots actives use, which would just sound muffled on passives if I understand things probably, that's about as low as it goes. Plus that removes highs, but doesn't add fatness. Plus I like the way the other pickups sound.
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#4
Wiring the middle tone pot for the bridge pickup is what I'd do. IMO its a lot more useful than having a tone pot for the middle pickup.
If you don't like that, then start looking for a new pickup.
#5
There is a mod, that I've only heard of and never seen, where one takes a push/pull pot, and in normal use, the tone knob will control the middle, and when pulled out, it switches the Bridge P-up to a fixed tone level by adding an extra resistor into it's circuit, while still controlling the middle tone. I couldn't provide a link or a diagram, but if it seems like something you'd like to do, I'm sure the guys in GB&C could help you find out more.

EDIT: I forgot to address your question! Silly me. Making the middle tone pot work for the bridge and middle is apparently fairly easy, because all you're doing is bridging two connectors. It's also fairly common; I couldn't imagine it'd change the sound that much.
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