Hey fellas, tried for about an hour on the search engine but couldn't get any specifics to address my question. I have a standard 5-way, S/S/S Strat that was recently upgraded by my local guitar tech to substitute a Dimarzio Fast Track 2 in the bridge. For some odd reason, it doesn't sound nearly as powerful as I thought it would and position 4 gives me a horrible "out of phase" quack sound that I'm not looking for in this particular guitar...it's strictly a metal guitar in the bridge and a Yngwie style sound in the neck. I don't even use the middle pickup. Am I to assume the humbucker was wired in parallel with the middle pickup to achieve this sound? Would wiring it in series bring back the oomph it seems to be missing? Also, the middle tone control only works on the neck pickup now, not the neck and middle (when in position 2). I don't want to split the humbucker, I just want it wired for maximum power (all pots are 500K FWIW). I would rather just have the single coil in the middle on its own or acting with the neck but have no desire for it to work in conjunction with the bridge. Is that out of phase quack sound normal in position 4 when a humbucker is placed in a Strat? Thanks for anyone's .02!