I dunno. It sounds weak for some reason. I play Strat-style guitars. It's like the middle child. Everyone talks about bridge and neck but rarely middle.The middle position on duel HB guitars is the best position in my opinion. Glorious tones are possible there.
On a Strat specifically it’s a weird middle ground that doesn’t do anything particularly well except pick up some little idiosyncrasies that most players are not comfortable being picked up.
It’s most associated with Jerry Garcia and early Jerry recordings are a good example of the kinds of tones a Stratocaster middle position produces. It’s a very honest revealing tone, too much so for some players and even some styles. It’s a cool option but not a sonic space I like to live in personally. But I can definitely understand the appeal of the SSS middle position for those that do enjoy it.
I used it often on my Tele's with a bit of light gain from Greer Lightspeed for country/modern country, it's great!It always sounded … like … weird.
I think it depends on what you use it for. I know a lot of guitarists that basically never use it on its own but in combo with one of the other two.It always sounded … like … weird.