#1
I'm looking to mod my Strat so I have a tone control for the bridge and a treble bleed on the volume pot. But it got me wondering what other cool mods there are out there and what you guys think are the most useful. I've found a few through Google myself.

My goal would be to keep it simple, I don't need/want an overwhelming amount of options. I'm even lured by the idea of a 3-way switch instead of a 5-way, but I suppose it's pointless to limit myself. I also like the idea of a master tone and a master volume, but I wouldn't know what to do with the 3rd pot.

Some options I've considered:

1) Stock w/tone 2 modded to bridge
2) Master tone with second tone knob used to blend in neck pickup
3) No tone with a volume for each pickup
4) I've also seen some combos that assign the 5-way selector to some more useful configurations

Any thoughts on these ideas or any others? Like I said, I like it simply with a reasonable amount of combination. I'm not really looking to widen my available tones, but to capture the ones I like best and make it simple to use.
Last edited by TheProducer at Jul 17, 2008,
#2
my one strat has a treble boost if you crank the tone past 5, but that wasn't a mod, it was stock back in the day

i like the idea of messing with the toggle switch configurations, i guess it all depends on what you play and which pickups you like though
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#3
Quote by edbert
my one strat has a treble boost if you crank the tone past 5, but that wasn't a mod, it was stock back in the day

i like the idea of messing with the toggle switch configurations, i guess it all depends on what you play and which pickups you like though

Yeah, I guess my issue is that most mods strive to make things more versatile and in turn more complex. I'm not incapable of understand how to work a guitar with 12 or whatever combinations, but I don't really want or need that. Just looking for a solid, simple arrangement without limiting myself too much. That's why I'm totally into the Tele with 2 pickups and a three-way, haha. Hmm...

Like the whole Deaf Eddie's thing looks really neat, but it's way too many options for me.
Last edited by TheProducer at Jul 17, 2008,
#5
wow...great links jim!

Between the velvet lies, there's a truth as hard as steel.
The vision never dies, life's a neverending wheel.
#7
Quote by Invader Jim
That second link was hard to re-locate 'cause that site is French (the page I linked is French and translated to English), and I can't read French.

Anyway, no prob.

Hey thanks, that's the best summary of different techniques that I've seen so far.
#8
http://www.1728.com/guitar3.htm
First mod. It's complicated because of the amount of wires in your control cavity, but once it's done, it really does sound like a humbucker, much fuller sound than the tinny single coils.
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