7-Way Stratocaster Wiring
7-Way Strat wiring diagram using a volume CTS push pull pot. This popular strat wiring mod allows you to play all 3 pickups sumultaneously as well as the neck and bridge in series together.
When the volume control is in the down position, the guitar plays like a standard Strat with the classic 5 switch positions and resulting pickup configurations.
When the volume control is in the up position, you have access to two new configurations on top of the original 5 way;
- With the switch in the 4th position (normally middle and bridge) you now get all three pickups simultaneously producing a rich, thicker, sound.
- With the switch in the 5th position (normally bridge only) you get the bridge and neck together.
A relatively simply mod and it makes you wonder why the Strat doesn't come with these options from the factory (especially the neck and bridge in series). This setup is available as a prewired harness.
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