#1
Which selector position do you spend the most time in? For me it's position 4 (Neck+Middle) and then position 1 with blender pot (Neck+Bridge)
#3
For distortion(playing southern blues) I usually use position 1(bridge) and 5(neck), 1 for the fast sleezy parts and 5 for the more slower groove smooth parts. When playing Hendrix, it's usually 5 and 1, and I use the tone knobs a lot. To be honest, lately I've been using 5,4,3 and 1. I find using the PU's and tone knobs gets you a lot of sounds for a lot of moods, so I guess I use all of em(except 2, that one's only useful for finger playing and 'Sweet home alabama').

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#4
I have mine configured with the neck and middle-wirings swapped, making it possible to have the bridge and neck pups work simultaneously in position 2.

I like it there.
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#5
If i'm playing relatively clean, I'm in the neck position, or sometimes neck-middle.

If i'm using overdrive, then the middle or middle-bridge.

If i'm using thick distortion, or playing country, I'm in the bridge.
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#7
4 almost exclusively but otherwise 2.
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#9
FYI, position 1 on a strat is the neck pickup. Many people assume 1 is the bridge.
#10
Quote by sideslick
I have mine configured with the neck and middle-wirings swapped, making it possible to have the bridge and neck pups work simultaneously in position 2.

I like it there.

I'm the same. Never found a use for the bridge + middle selection. Switching the neck and middle is the best thing any Strat owner can do for their guitar, as far as I care.

To that end, I use the neck + bridge or neck + middle positions the most. Bridge on its own in third place. I don't know which of the two combined positions I actually use the most, probably the neck + bridge but it's not in the lead by much.
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#11
2 almost exclusively but otherwise 4.
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#13
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I'm the same. Never found a use for the bridge + middle selection. Switching the neck and middle is the best thing any Strat owner can do for their guitar, as far as I care.

To that end, I use the neck + bridge or neck + middle positions the most. Bridge on its own in third place. I don't know which of the two combined positions I actually use the most, probably the neck + bridge but it's not in the lead by much.


The beauty of this setup is that you can still use your neck/mid position as it was intended!
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#14
2 and 3. Sometimes 4, sometimes 1. Never 5.
Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


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#15
bridge or neck for the most part. only occasionally use the 2 and 4 positions and 3 if I want a clean acoustic sound which isn't often.
#17
Quote by MrFlibble
I'm the same. Never found a use for the bridge + middle selection. Switching the neck and middle is the best thing any Strat owner can do for their guitar, as far as I care.


This is a great Idea for Ibanez as well. I've had a few HSH guitars, and not having that neck+bridge position sucks.
#19
Quote by sideslick
I have mine configured with the neck and middle-wirings swapped, making it possible to have the bridge and neck pups work simultaneously in position 2.

I like it there.


How do you do this? Is it as easy job?
#20
Neck + Middle.
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Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#21
Clean- 2 Neck/Middle
Dirty- 5 Bridge
Thinking about getting a bucker in bridge postion.
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#22
Bridge 80% and neck 20%.

I have HSH:d it with two Seymour Duncan JB Jr:s, but is was true before that too. I rarely play cleans, so it is mostly hard-rock or metal territory we are speaking of.
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#23
I've an HSS, so for the high gain stuff I pretty much use position one. Otherwise I use position five (neck) for slightly overdriven tones and position two (bridge+middle) for clean tones. I really like the sound of position two, it's slightly nasal but sounds nice for single notes and arpeggios
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