Put in a treble circuit with
a 680pF capacitor and a 220k Ohm resistor in parallel across the two pots.
It works OK, better than nothing. This helps to keep some of the
high frequencies present as the volume is rolled down. 9/6/2004.
Installed a blender pot too
that would blend in the bridge pickup into the other combinations.
However I found that I rarely used it as a "blend" and usually had it on
zero or on ten. So I came up with my own circuit and changed it to a
neck + bridge on switch by using a DPDT push/push switch on Tone #2.
Had a different neck on it
for a while. Had the American Deluxe V Neck Strat neck on it for a
while and also had Custom Shop '69 pickups in it. When I built the
red "frankenstrat" project, I pretty much returned this guitar to stock.
Replaced the volume pot with
a 250k ohm CTS linear taper pot. I found that with this pot, I
didn't need the treble bleed circuit because the tone was pretty true all
the way down. 9/20/2006.
Reinstalled factory saddles
for better intonation 8/25/07.
10/04/2007 - Installed
Graphtech Gold Ferraglide saddles both for appearance and function.
Had to move them way back, some all the way against the back of the bridge
without the spring, but it turned out ok.
After reading about (and
listening to) the benefits of the mod, I moved the T2 control to the
bridge pickup alone. Read about it and see it
4/6/08 - I've been using
push/pull pots for phase reversal on my Gibson stuff for quite some time.
Always wondered what inverted phase would sound like on a Strat.
Currently T2 is a push/push pot that turns the neck and bridge on. I
wasn't sure but I thought I had to use a 500k one, and I was right.
So now T1 is a 500k push/push and it reverses the phase on the bridge
pickup. The sound is very cool and sounds quite a bit like an
inverted phased Lester, very honky.