Re: Tone Control Mod - 50s Style Wiring
As it happens, I DO have a master tone - I've never gotten the point of separate tone controls for a Strat, so when I rewired my Strat back to SSS I grabed a 1Vol - 1Tone pickguard. I've read this is a pretty common side-effect, that it increases the taper speed.
I'm not saying that's a BAD thing - if you like the taper on your volume, you'd probably find the one on my Strat too slow for you. It's just different. For me, a treble bleed was the better solution that gave me a nice, even gain reduction with no perceptible loss of treble as I rolled my volume back. That's because this is what I personally want my volume control to do. If you want something different, then my solution is probably the wrong one for you, and I know you're not the only guy who likes that particular approach to preserving your high end as you roll the volume back. It's totally worth giving a shot if you've never tried it, it's just for me personally it wasn't the right solution.