#1
I'm just checking to see if this applies to HSS strats as well, and what type of wire/solder should I use if it matters.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=tone_f_bp

Thanks!

(and just to clarify, this will make middle pickup tone control now affect my bridge pickup as well? is this correct?)
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#2
No, just the 2nd tone control affect the bridge and middle pickups. Im pretty sure you could use it with an HSS, as you would want a tone control on a humbucker i think. Use standard solder and i think 12-gauge copper wire should work. Its a verrrry simple mod, im surprised it doesnt come stock on some Strats.
#3
I did it to my SSS strat. The second tone now controsl both bridge and middle pickups. It should work fine, i think. Wire: some stranded insulated wire (I'm not sure about thickness so have a look at what;sin your guitar and take a bit to an electronics shop)- I thinks its around 24 awg. Solder should be 60/40 solder. If you can't get that, then ask in a electronics shop for an alternative- (here in the uk, we can't have lead in solder)
#4
alright that's great, i just want something to tame my bridge pickups tone :p now i have an answer!

Does it REALLY matter what wire I use? as long as its similar thickness? because I have some scrap wire lying around that I could just throw in there.

EDIT: I also have a spool of like 200 feet of 24 gauge wire, but its not insulated, but it has a coating you need to sand off with sand paper before it can conduct electricity.
05' G&L S-500
95' Godin LGX

96' Yamaha APX 6-A

Peavey Classic 30
Maxon OD808
#5
That wire might act as an ariel or something. You'd probably get alot more hum. It's worth spending a couple of dollars for some decent wire/solder.
#6
Quote by supergerbil
That wire might act as an ariel or something. You'd probably get alot more hum. It's worth spending a couple of dollars for some decent wire/solder.

ugh k, what about some cheap insolated wire from another like lectronic device around the house? i have a bunch of scrap wire.
05' G&L S-500
95' Godin LGX

96' Yamaha APX 6-A

Peavey Classic 30
Maxon OD808
#8
Haha... yeah, but he needs about an inch of wire.

You can use anything that will solder, pretty much. You're just tying two lugs together on the switch. I actually use pieces of the leads from capacitors to do jumpers like that. (totally uninsulated - doesn't matter when its so short)
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#9
so... I just did the mod, and it didn't change a thing. My tone controls still only affect the neck and middle pickup. and I'm 100% positive I tied the right leads together.

BUT: When I looked at the wiring, it was different from the wiring of the diagram, like certain wires were going from different things... So I just attached the two leads like in the diagram
05' G&L S-500
95' Godin LGX

96' Yamaha APX 6-A

Peavey Classic 30
Maxon OD808
#10
so i did this mod, and it didn't change anything about my guitar, the tone control does not affect the bridge pickup. But my wiring looked different than the diagram
05' G&L S-500
95' Godin LGX

96' Yamaha APX 6-A

Peavey Classic 30
Maxon OD808