Originally Posted by dhuber
If I remember I ran at 320 K or 270 K ohm resistor in series with a .02uF cap in series with the neck pickup. I tried removing the tone control completely, but it sounded like an ice pick. I tried a 220 K resistor in series with a .02uF and it was a bit too warm. In theory a 220 K or 270 K ohm in series with a .02uf cap should sound like the tone control set at 10.
I'm going to replace my pickguards with custom made Warmoth Pickguards, those look great! If you use you're neck tone control I don't recommend the mod but I never adjust my neck tone control. The blue Strat is a Plus model so it has TBX tone in the bridge and middle position. The other tobacco bursts have tone on the middle pickup only. Which equates to tone control on the 2, 3, and 4 position.
You could wire one tone control to all 3 pickups. I think if I did that I'd try a 500 K ohm potentiometer first. I'm 6'4" tall with very long fingers and hands. I hold my pick between my index finger and thumb. I have a lot of finger hanging over the volume control and I will bump it if I palm mute. This has cured the problem.
It works for me.
I am going to wire the tone control to serve all 3 pickups the next time I change strings or get my locking tuners. I think that my strat has tone controls in positions 2,3&4 as well...which I don't like. I like having tone controls on all positions.