Many players find the middle position on a Strat – where only the middle pickup is active – doesn’t get used very much. Perhaps it would be nicer to replace that middle position with a Tele-like sound – the neck and bridge pickups connected together. Here’s how we can achieve that:
You can see that our yellow wires are still the same – connecting the common contact of both poles to the volume control. But now, the bridge pickup is active in positions 1, 2 and 3, the neck pickup in positions 3, 4 and 5, and the middle in positions 2 and 4 only. The other thing we’ve done is change the middle pickup tone control to a bridge pickup tone control. This gives us at least one active tone control in all positions on the switch.