#1
have a tone control for the bridge pickup?

Edit: Yeah I know how to switch the tone pots to work on the bridge but my question is why do they decide to build them that way, versus say gibson who always gives tone control to their bridge pickups right off the batt.
Last edited by Aquaman788 at Aug 24, 2008,
#2
Because they aren't wired that way. It's a simple fix.
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#3
all you have to do is connect a wire from the middle pickup to the bridge pickup on the 5 way switch
#4
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wth thats a great question for the ges, to bad it has an answer...
but i didnt even know that fenders were missing that, wierd (but i never play them so i dont know much)
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#6
Yeah I know how to switch the tone pots to work on the bridge but my question is why do they decide to build them that way, versus say gibson who always gives tone control to their bridge pickups right off the batt.
#7
Because their Fender and thats what they wanna do, whereas their Gibson and thats what they wanna do. Thats basically what it comes down to.
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#8
it would then take 3 volume and 3 tone controls. Fenders are just designed to always run the bridge hot and then you can use the tone controls to play around with the other pickup combinations.
#9
probally because fender guitars are made to play a prominentally a similar tone throughout and htey dont want to have a harder setup for the guitarist, or its more cost effective for them not to but another pot, knob, drill another hole in the plate, and do a little more wiring that, but i really am not sure on that first one
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#10
I just wonder why they dont just give the tone control to the bridge and the neck instead of the middle pickup, even when its an hss strat there isnt any control for the himbucker. Im turnung my strat into an hsh strat and im trying to decide whether to give the tone controls to the neck and middle or the neck and bridge. Switchin the 250k pots with 500k for the humbuckers of course. Any advice on which setup would be better?
#11
you can make it so that the two pups share a tone knob. i would have the two buckers share a tone, and then the single have its own.
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you can make it so that the two pups share a tone knob. i would have the two buckers share a tone, and then the single have its own.


Yeah I was thinking about doing that or using a concentric pot so that I can control two seperate tones for each pickup while only using one spot.
#13
I always thought for the longest time that there was something wrong with my guitar, like maybe the quality control in mexico didn't catch that my humbucker didn't have a tone knob. Then I thought that humbuckers in general maybe didn't have tone knobs...safe to say I felt like an idiot when I figured it out.
#14
whenever i have my strat on the bridge pickup and i play with the tone knob farthest away from the volume knob, it totally changes the tone.

is my strat wire ddifferently?

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#15
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whenever i have my strat on the bridge pickup and i play with the tone knob farthest away from the volume knob, it totally changes the tone.

is my strat wire ddifferently?

did you buy it used? perhaps it was modded.
maybe deluxes are different.
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i just looked on fenders website

i compared mine to a 62 ri ( my next guitar)

the 62 said neck tone 1, middle tone 2, bridge none

deluxe said neck tone 1, neckmid tone 1&2, mid tone 2, mid/bridge tone2, and bridge tone 2

so basically if anyone truly cared i solved the problem lol

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

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whenever i have my strat on the bridge pickup and i play with the tone knob farthest away from the volume knob, it totally changes the tone.

is my strat wire ddifferently?


Yeah, same thing on the Highway One Strat I have...
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#18
only the majority of stratocasters have no tone control on the bridge pickup. its not all fender guitars, which is the impression that some people who don't know much about fender might get from this thread. every other fender, as far as i know, has master volume/tone controls, or gibson style 2 vol 2 tone controls.
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#19
To my knowledge it was something that was done on vintage strats to leave the bridge pickup as the lead pickup and the other pickups for softer rhythm tones, I think the strat was designed to be a instrument predominantly for country music, (tremolo for emulating a pedal steel).

More modern strats often have a neck tone and a bridge+middle tone control.
#20
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whenever i have my strat on the bridge pickup and i play with the tone knob farthest away from the volume knob, it totally changes the tone.

is my strat wire ddifferently?


Thats actually how mine is and my friends. We both have two tone knobs and one of them effects the bridge pickup. So when I saw this thread it totally threw me off. I wasn't even aware of this. The only strats I have dealt with though is mine and his and both of ours do.
#22
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so people actually use the tone pot?


I don't. This is why you see a lot of artist with custom guitars that actually only have a volume knob. In my guitars with emg's I don't even connect the tone port. It's maxed out on 10 and in the back of my guitar. The tone knob that i got in doesn't work. On purpose. Some people like to use their tone knob but i'm more about adjusting my tone from my amp. To me anytime you start rolling the tone knob down it starts sounding muffled and like its in a hole.
#23
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To my knowledge it was something that was done on vintage strats to leave the bridge pickup as the lead pickup and the other pickups for softer rhythm tones, I think the strat was designed to be a instrument predominantly for country music, (tremolo for emulating a pedal steel).

More modern strats often have a neck tone and a bridge+middle tone control.


yeah, i think so. without the tone control, the bridge pickup will be a little brighter and twangier.
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#24
It beats me. Because when the strat was developed, the thinner and more brittle the lead sound, the better!

I think a strat can be really "unlocked" if you rewire the middle pickup tone control for the bridge pickup, you can get slightly thinner humbucker tone out of a strat that way.
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