Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

  1. #1
    Mojo's Minions Lewguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    70
    Posts
    3,839

    Default Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Thought this would be the place.

    This guitar has been my #1 Strat for many years and I bought it in a pawn shop around 1990. It has a nice resonance and notes seem to ring longer both unplugged and plugged in. Just a lucky break.

    I put a new neck with medium jumbos on it a couple of years ago.

    It has two Antiquity Surfers and an Alnico 2 Hot For Tele Tapped bridge pickup that MJ wound in the Custom Shop.

    The 5 way switch is wired for:

    1. HOT Tele bridge pickup
    2. HOT Tele bridge pickup and Surfer neck pickup
    3. Surfer neck pickup
    4. Vintage Tele bridge pickup and Surfer neck pickup
    5. Vintage Tele bridge pickup

    The mini switch adds the MIDDLE pickup to whatever the 5 way switch is set for and I can get TEN tones with this arrangement.

    Something similar could be achieved with a tapped Strat bridge pickup like the Quarter Pounder. But I wanted to use a Tele pickup like Lowell George used.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

  2. #2
    OH THE DOUBLE THICK GLAZE! Clint 55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Santa Fe
    Posts
    8,736

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    I like it!
    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I'd wager that Clint can best GuitarStv at Wat and WAAAT... but not Watts.

    I think in the International System of Units (SI) a "WAT" is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint bersmirchment per hour

    and WAAAT is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint kilojoule of descried Nirvana transgression per post.

  3. #3
    Toneologist Synapsys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Portugal, Europe
    Posts
    772

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    My Jackson DK2 with a Freeway switch and a series/parallel pot does eleven different tones, and I also own a Tele copy that does nine. I'm all about getting the most versatility out of a guitar.

    Awesome axes you've got there! Rock on!
    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (TB-15/Lil59n), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

  4. #4
    Bengalsologist MikeS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Age
    39
    Posts
    8,930

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Nice. I, too, am a fan of the strat bridge and neck tone. I always appreciate a switching scheme that is simple to operate and yields lots of usable tones. My contribution is a strat with a superswitch and one push/pull. Switch down, it acts like any other strat. Switch up, I get N+M(series), N, B+N(parallel), B, B+M(series).
    Duncan Pickups in currently in use: '59 (rewound to PATB-3)/'59, Custom 5/AP2H, Tapped QP set for Tele, Crazy 8/Cool Rails, Custom 5/Phat Cat, SP90-1/SP90-2, SHPR-1b/SHPR-1n, SMB-5D

  5. #5
    Mojo's Minions beaubrummels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The dude abides
    Age
    55
    Posts
    8,833

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    What’s great there is you have both a Tele and a strat in one guitar with the comfort and ergonomics of a strat.

    I like the 1959-looking tobacco burst to the right. (Or is it a 54 with a 62 neck?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic
    Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarFanatic
    I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
    I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
    I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

  6. #6
    Mojo's Minions Lewguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    70
    Posts
    3,839

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Quote Originally Posted by beaubrummels View Post
    What’s great there is you have both a Tele and a strat in one guitar with the comfort and ergonomics of a strat.

    I like the 1959-looking tobacco burst to the right. (Or is it a 54 with a 62 neck?)

    Thanks! That's just how I think of it: a light 54 ash body and a 62 neck with medium jumbos. That guitar has Duncan Antiquity Surfers for the neck and middle and a Lindy Fralin Steel Pole 43 for the bridge pickup. The SP43 has a little of a P90 flavor.

    The Tele Custom is a Fender Japan model and has a Duncan CS Jerry Donahue and a Fralin Vintage Hot for the neck pickup.
    Last edited by Lewguitar; 05-30-2020 at 07:34 AM.
    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

  7. #7
    Sock Market Trader GuitarStv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    15,942

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    That's a cool switching idea. Which three positions do you find yourself using the most?
    Join me in the fight against muscular atrophy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Adams
    This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

  8. #8
    Mojo's Minions Lewguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    70
    Posts
    3,839

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    That's a cool switching idea. Which three positions do you find yourself using the most?
    Neck only. Neck and middle. Hot bridge and Middle. Hot bridge only. Those are my favorites. I don't miss not having the Middle pickup by itself - I've never liked that sound.

    If I ever do another one of these Strato-Teles I'll just order an untapped Alnico 2 Hot For Tele from the Custom shop and use a three way switch for Neck, Neck & Bridge, and Bridge. I'd still need the mini switch or a push/pull pot to add the Middle pickup.

    I could use one of those Schaller Mega Switch 5 ways to get Neck, Neck and Middle, Neck and Bridge, Middle and Bridge and Bridge only, but they seem to wear out quickly.
    Last edited by Lewguitar; 05-30-2020 at 09:51 AM.
    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

  9. #9
    Sock Market Trader GuitarStv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    15,942

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Ha. It's funny that after all the effort to get those switching options you ended up pretty much using the four good standard strat sounds. I've done similar before myself with complicated wiring schemes.

    :P
    Join me in the fight against muscular atrophy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Adams
    This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

  10. #10
    Toneologist playas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Northern Spain
    Posts
    737

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Is it just me or is the size of the burst a little smaller than your white strat?

    Sent from my Redmi Note 8 using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    Mojo's Minions Lewguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    70
    Posts
    3,839

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Quote Originally Posted by playas View Post
    Is it just me or is the size of the burst a little smaller than your white strat?

    Sent from my Redmi Note 8 using Tapatalk
    No, they're both the same size.
    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

  12. #12
    Toneologist playas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Northern Spain
    Posts
    737

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    It's just me so.

    Sent from my Redmi Note 8 using Tapatalk

  13. #13
    Administrator Mincer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Posts
    26,063

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    I've built Strats with many switching options, too, and then over time realized that I use 3 sounds: neck, neck and middle, and bridge. The other ones are superfluous to me. But those multi-option Strats got me to understand what I like, and so it was worth it.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

    My Guitar, Gear, and Music Webpage

    Gear pics and more on my Instagram.

  14. #14
    Mojo's Minions ErikH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    The Lonestar State
    Age
    48
    Posts
    20,372

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Ever since I've seen your Strat with the Tele pickup in the bridge, that has intrigued me. If I ever go with a SSS Strat setup again, a Tele bridge pickup would definitely be an option. I don't mind a Strat middle or neck pickup much but the bridge definitely has room for improvement. I prefer the spank and growl that can be had from a good Tele bridge pickup.
    Last edited by ErikH; 06-01-2020 at 07:18 AM.

  15. #15
    Slutbucker Pimpologist ArtieToo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Jax, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    20,118

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Hey Lew; LTNS. That's a sweet axe. I'm curious . . . did changing the neck not affect it resonance and sustain?

  16. #16
    Slutbucker Pimpologist ArtieToo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Jax, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    20,118

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikH View Post
    Ever since I've seen your Strat with the Tele pickup in the bridge, that has intrigued me. If I ever go with a SSS Strat setup again, a Tele bridge pickup would definitely be an option. I don't mind a Strat middle or neck pickup much but the bridge definitely has room for improvement. I prefer the spank and growl that can be had from a good Tele bridge pickup.
    That brings up an interesting question: Strat with a Tele bridge vs Tele with a Strat middle pup. I wonder how they'd compare.

  17. #17
    Mojo's Minions ErikH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    The Lonestar State
    Age
    48
    Posts
    20,372

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    That brings up an interesting question: Strat with a Tele bridge vs Tele with a Strat middle pup. I wonder how they'd compare.
    That would be a really good comparison.

  18. #18
    Mojo's Minions Lewguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    70
    Posts
    3,839

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Hey Lew; LTNS. That's a sweet axe. I'm curious . . . did changing the neck not affect it resonance and sustain?
    Hey Artie! Yes it did. The rosewood warms up the tone and it had more spank with the original one piece maple neck. I have that neck but the frets are worn out.
    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

  19. #19
    Mojo's Minions Lewguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    70
    Posts
    3,839

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    That brings up an interesting question: Strat with a Tele bridge vs Tele with a Strat middle pup. I wonder how they'd compare.
    I think the magnets in Strat pickups choke the tone of the steel strings. The Tele has no middle pickup and I've compared Strats with no middle pickup to Strats with all three pickups and they do seem to ring differently.
    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

  20. #20
    Mojo's Minions Lewguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    70
    Posts
    3,839

    Default Re: Wanted to show you my Strat with TEN TONES

    I've decided what I'm going to do with the guitar that started this thread.

    Going to remove the strings and the pickguard and rewire the 5 way switch for neck, neck & middle, middle, middle & HOT TELE bridge, HOT TELE bridge. I'll use the mini-switch to combine the neck and bridge pickups. I'll just tape off the wire that is the tap for the "vintage output" of the bridge pickup because I never use it.
    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •