Members straycat113 Posted April 6, 2010 Members Share Posted April 6, 2010 I started out playing Teles and my #1 ax for 13 years was a 85 62 reissue that I had put Dimarzio Fast Track pups in which could run the classic rock alphabet from AC/DC to Zep. When I bought my first Strat it took some time to get comfortable as I felt like everything was in the way. The first problem was the middle pup which my pick kept banging into when I picked. So years ago I read that Blackmore and Yngwie had the same problem and sunk them which is exactly what I did =problem solved. I play 90% on either the neck or bridge so it was no big deal. This is the one that really changed it all for me and has made life beautiful.lol Anyone that is used to playing Teles is used to the volume/tone knobs being away from the bridge. Even Shred masters like Gilbert and Petrucci if you see there artist series models have there knobs away from the bridge. Now no matter how used you get to slipping your pinkie between knobs on a Strat it is still not as comfortable. Well 2 months ago I saw a video of the late great Danny Gatton playing a Strat and to my surprise he had the volume knob and pot totally removed and the guitar rewired.I brought my #1 Strat to my tech and had him do the same thing and it has been the greatest mod for me in my life as I am not big on mods. Thanks Danny. I would recommend this to anyone who has similar discomforts as you will have the best of both worlds. Danny just left a hole, I put a cool small decal over mine or you can just get a new pick guard. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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