I crazy-LOVE my Classic '50s Strat. Incredible value for the $, too. But, yeah, that inherent issue with the bridge pickup being wired to nothing but the Volume control is getting annoying. So what schemes/changes do you recommend? I would love to be able to control the bridge pickup's tone. And/or to be able to blend it with other pickups--ideally, the neck. Are there some easy and affordable options here? (That sounded like a dumb question as I wrote it.) I don't see the Strat as a rock machine. I play mostly for the velvet bells of the neck position, and the rich quack of position 4, and use it for not-at-all or very minimally effected sounds. A little reverb, a little delay, and that's it. It's a purity machine, for me. Even so, more control over and a richer sound from the bridge would be nice. Thanks for your suggestions here.