Dear forum colleagues,

I hope you are all doing well!

I'm about to mod my Squier Affinity Strat to add some new features. I would like to present the idea for you, and hopefully you would be able to give inputs, identify weaknesses and add new points! Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge!

After checking several sites and blogs on how to wire a Strat, I put together the following idea:

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  • (Volume pot) I would like to have the option to activate all pickups at the same time, so I created a way to add the bridge pickup irrespective of the 5-way switch selection.
  • (Neck tone pot) It will be possible work with the more modern 0.047 uF cap, or the "vintage" 0.10 uF.
  • (Middle tone pot, now Middle/Bridge pot) It will be possible work like a regular Strat where the tone pot affects only the Middle pickup, or to include the Bridge pickup in the same control together.


The only point that I was in doubt about adding or not was a "treble bleed" circuit. At this moment, I'm not adding, but your advices on that will be very welcome.

Please share your thoughts!

Thank you for your help.