#1
Hi everyone,

I purchased a Fender Strat and I've been playin it for a couple of months... when I plug it into my amp the sound that comes out is hit and miss however. This is because I don't understand how the settings work. By this I mean I don't know what the different settings are when I move the lever etc and how the two tone knobs work! What are the 5 dfferent positions for the levers and how do the two tone knobs affect the sound that the guitar makes etc?

Any help would be appreciated!

Josh
#2
ok "lever" in different positions give you different tones. when its facing down from you I'm pretty it give you a higher frequency tone and when its closer to you it give you a bass like sound. the nobs are for volume and tone differences. different combinations of the "lever" and the tone nob can give you unique and personal sound.
#3
5-way switch (lever) is for selecting the pickup(s) you want to use. Position 1 is at the bottom facing the bridge, position 5 at the neck.

1. Bridge
2. Bridge/Middle
3. Middle
4. Neck/Middle
5. Neck

The upper tone control of for the neck pickup and the lower is for the middle pickup. Bridge pickup doesn't usually have a tone control.
#4
Just to add to that, all "tone" knobs do on most Strats is take treble out of your tone.
Hi, I'm Peter
#5
turn the tone knobs down to a lower number for a smoother tone and turn them up for a brighter "twangier" tone, i dont own a strat i own a tele so i can't tell you exactly which tone knob does what

also, if i may add that the closer to the neck the pickup is the smoother/less crunchy itll be and the closer they are to the bridge the twangier/bright/crunchy itll be