Does anyone have a Strat wiring diagram for bridge and neck tone controls?

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  1. MollyPolly

    MollyPolly Senior Member

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    I tried what I thought would do it using this as a guide:

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    I didn't want the middle pickup connected, so instead of jumping the middle and bridge--the red line in the diagram--I just moved the lead from the bottom tone control over to the right.

    Now my #2 position is out of phase.

    Did I do it wrong, or is something else amiss?

    Anyone got the correct diagram? I couldn't find one using Google.
     
  2. Beng2040

    Beng2040 Supporting Member

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    I did this recently and did the same as you; I just moved the wire from the middle tone spot to the right and I worked perfectly. I really prefer this setup over no tone control on the bridge. Maybe it's an issue with your pickups?
     
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    Head over to fender.com You'll find everything you need there.
     
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    tomc3084 Member

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    What makes you think your #2 is out of phase?
     
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    geodr Member

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    Google Jimmy Vaughan or Eric Johnson wiring
     
  6. MollyPolly

    MollyPolly Senior Member

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    Thanks for the link. Based on this, I guess I did it right

    It sounds very thin and hollow, with a drop in volume. Each pickup sounds normal on its own.

    I replaced the neck and middle pickups with Lollars, but left in the cheap import bridge pickup that came with the guitar.

    I need to get a decent pickup in there to see what's what
     
  7. 2HBStrat

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    Reverse the wires to your cheap import bridge pickup. Hook the (now) hot wire (that goes to the switch) to ground, and the (now) ground wire to the switch and you should be set!
     
  8. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    What 2HBStrat says has worked for me in an unintended out of phase situation, when mixing brands. You could put in a better pickup and still have the same issue.

    But to add another element, Lollar strat sets come with a RWRP middle pickup for noise cancellation in 2 and 4. I'm not sure exactly what affect that can have in your situation. You could call Lollar, about that. I've gotten good results with questions with them about their pickups.
     
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    :dude Yep... pickups brands have drove me nuts with this problem! I wire my strats with one tone to neck and middle and the other to the bridge.
     

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