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    Strat wiring question

    I recently (today) acquired a Strat that has a 4 position rotary (with detents) pot in tone 1. It only impacts the bridge pup. There are slight differences in tone. All sound strat like, but position 2 on it is like pure strat with no hum. Research has not pulled up anything. Before I pull off the guard to see what's going on, anyone have any thoughts? The papers with it offered no insight.
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    Re: Strat wiring question

    I would just play it and enjoy it. I got to a point where I'm officially too old to go messing with a perfectly good guitar, LOL. Yup, I have ruined a few!
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    Re: Strat wiring question

    Got curious, and looked for a diagram, but no luck, found this article.
    https://www.stratcollector.com/news/...-fender-strat/

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    Re: Strat wiring question

    Not perchance a Fender Japan guitar is it?
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    Re: Strat wiring question

    Nope. USA Custom Shop

    been too busy to lift the guard and investigate.
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    Re: Strat wiring question

    Usually on a Stratocaster it's either a stacked rotary switch that allows for umpteen pickup configs or a Fender Varitone clone. It might be that it is only in the circuit when the 5-way is in the first position.
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    Re: Strat wiring question

    Quote Originally Posted by Offshore Angler View Post
    Usually on a Stratocaster it's either a stacked rotary switch that allows for umpteen pickup configs or a Fender Varitone clone. It might be that it is only in the circuit when the 5-way is in the first position.
    That is exactly it; it only impacts pos 1.
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    Re: Strat wiring question

    A fellow on Strat Talk posted a diagram.
    https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/t...-wiring.28669/

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