Alternative tone control wiring for HSS strats
Here's the deal with my old Squier Strat:
The neck's fine but the body is breathing its last. Numerous botched repair jobs (it was my first guitar after all) have left worn-out screw holes, a poorly-functioning trem and the whole thing is one of those Bullet strats so the body is less-than-full-size anyway.
My plan is to take the neck and two of the pickups and fit them to a new body. Assuming it matches up (since Squier string spacing is narrower I'm not yet sure if the fretboard is wide enough to accomodate standard Fender string spacing) I'm thinking about going for a humbucker in the bridge.
As I understand it, the standard strat wiring assigns a separate tone knob to the neck and middle pickups with a master volume and no tone control on the bridge pickup at all. Since a humbucker has a different eq curve I'd prefer an arrangement that assigns one tone control shared by both the neck and middle pickups, leaving the other tone control to act on the bridge humbucker only. The volume knob would then work as normal, i.e. a master volume control.
I don't know if this is commonly-done on HSS strats, or if it's even doable. I'm assuming it would involve soldering the tone pot wires to the 5-way selector switch differently, but I'd like to hear of anyone else who's tried this.
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