I really wanted a neck/bridge combo on my Strat. I couldn't be bothered with push pull pots, toggle switches or the like, and I decided I was quite happy to sacrifice the middle/bridge quack combo.
So what I did was simply switch the neck and middle pickup wires on the pickup selector switch. This gives me the following combos: Middle, Middle/Neck, Neck, Neck/Bridge, Bridge.
I like this effect, I find the Neck/Bridge combo more useful than the Middle/Bridge, and I still have a good number of traditional Strat sounds as well.
Only thing is it's a bit of a pain having to find that 'middle' position when I want to use the neck pickup. It's much easier to just 'fick' to the usual neck position, but that's where I get the middle pickup on it's own now, which I don't use much.
I know that Fenders 'Classic Player 50's Strat' has a Neck, Neck/Middle, Middle, Neck/Bridge, Bridge switching configuration. I believe they use a super switch to achieve this.
Have you guys got any smart ideas as to how I could acheive that switching combo without buying a super switch? Or am I just dreaming?
The free neck on that newey points to is what comes to mind first - and is easy to try. Thinking further, do you use your middle pup on its own? If not, I could see a way of using all the current standard parts to get, in order, B, B+N, nothing, N+M, N. And by swapping your current N and M pups on the guitar, both B+N and N+M could be humcancelling.
Ill leave there as a thought for anyone who wishes to puzzle over it!
That free neck on thing sounds really interesting. Anyone tried it? I'll probably stick to how I've got it for now until such a time a sI can be bothered installing a super switch. I figured I was probably asking the impossible, but just thought I'd check in case I was missing something.