I have to admit that I have a sort of love/hate thing with Bigsbys that's prevented me from ever owning a guitar with one.I know I'm in a minority with this, but - Bigsbys - they look like steampunk door knockers to me.
I'll see myself out...
I had a 2-knob Strat pickguard that was cut for H/H. Not only was the vol knob moved down, but the tone knob was moved up, with a decent amount of space between the two of them. I really liked the location of those knobs, and got used to it very quickly.Have a two hole pickgaurd (volume and one tone) for a Strat, to get rid of the volume knob placement issue, but I have gotten used to the location now and don't want to do the work!
I had a 2-knob Strat pickguard that was cut for H/H. Not only was the vol knob moved down, but the tone knob was moved up, with a decent amount of space between the two of them. I really liked the location of those knobs, and got used to it very quickly.
I'm just not much of a humbucker user, at least not with Strats, so my H/H Strat is no more.
Since I'm primarily a Tele player, I rewire my Strats with a 3-way switch, and don't use the middle pickup at all. On my last two Strats, I've rewired each of the tone controls specifically to the neck and bridge pickups. This actually gives them the edge over my Teles, since I can set the tone controls to a specific spot for each pickup, and mostly leave them there.
Anyway, regarding the H/H Strat pickguard, I discovered after the fact that finding them cut for just 2 knobs is kind of less common, which IMO doesn't make much sense.
That reminds me that in the 90's I had replaced all 3 knobs in a Strat with 3 mini-toggles, with no volume or tone controls whatsoever. I think the longer-term goal was to then drill holes for a master vol and master tone somewhere in between the toggles, and probably just use significantly smaller knobs.I have had thoughts of an S-Type with three mini toggles for the pickups - just on-off - and no pickup selector. I'm not sure that would be better or worse. A master volume and a master tone would be enough though.
The volume knob placement on a strat.
The lack of space between the tele selector switch and volume knob, Really? There's penty of room on the control plate, why are they jammed up to one another?
Yup!This could become a Monty Python-esque skit based on the Inquisition.
The only thing I don't like about stock Strats is the volume knob position. ...And the middle pickup is placed just right for me to tear my quicks when 'Wilko-ing'
The -TWO- things I don't like about stock Strats are the volume knob and middle pickup position!...And tuning up when the trem is floating...
You know, I have to admit to this as well.Epiphone headstocks on Les Pauls and SG's. I just don't like how they look. They look fine on the semi- and hollow guitars, and of course the Explorers and V's keep their original shapes.
What happens if you tune down to like E flat or C sharp?The PRS "birds". I'd be rolling, getting down on a good riff and then I look down the the fretboard and bam;
what bird should I go to next. They should have used different animals, you know like goats for "G", alligators for "A",
bears for "B", donkeys for "D" and an elephant for "E". Of course "F" could be a problem. Any takers? Ha, ha. Gotcha.