While waiting to get back to this project, I thought I would show you one I just finished. This is a 1997 Solid Ash Strat Plus with a nice dark Rosewood fretboard that has been upgraded with a DiMarzio DP194 Classic humbucker in the neck connected to a tap switch to split off one side of the coils for a more single coil sound (if wanted.) The DP194 creates a nice vintage PAF tone.
The middle pickup is a Chrome Dome Lace pickup to give that nice quack when mixed with the neck or bridge pickups. I am using a 5-way Fender Super Switch switch which does this:
Position #1 = The bridge pickup in combination with a 3-way Mini Switch. The Mini Switch alone gives several variations, which are really cool. Here's what it does to the Dually Bridge Pickup (and remember too, that these settings can be mixed with the other pickups in Positions #2 & #3). Up) splits off the back pickup, so since the distance is farther away from the bridge, it creates a cool Strat hollow sound, which then can be mixed with the middle pickups with the 5-way switch. Middle) has the bridge pickups in parallel creating a hot humbucker sound. Down) splits off front pickup on the bridge to give a Strat single coil bridge sound.
Position #2: The Bridge and the Middle pickups mixed together, which can get a multitude of Strat out-of-phase tones because of the Mini Switch and the TBX tone control.
Position #3: Here is where we depart from standard Strat wiring. The Neck PU with the Bridge PU like on any 2 PU guitars, such as a Telecaster. Again, with the Mini Switch you can shape the color of the sound. Full, rich rhythm sounds. And both tone controls are also combined in this position too. Sweet.......
Position #4: Is the Neck and the Middle. At any time you can split the Humbucker into a single coil.
Position #5: The Neck Humbucker PU.