Every time I get the itch for a strat I buy one then I realize why I've sold every one in the past. Not so much because I can't get that strat quack but theres just more about them I dislike than what I like. I don't like the bridge pickup at all. I don't like how close everything feels, volume knob, etc. I don't like the shape and contours of the body. I don't like the bridge, although a hardtail would fix that. So I've decided to maybe do something that I did one other time, along time ago in the 80's put a middle pickup in one of my tele's. Well I'm definitely not going to hack up my custom shop 52 so I'll look at doing it to my Brad Paisley silver tele. Generally I really like the tone of this guitar as well as the feel of the neck. Its not an expensive guitar so no worries about losing value. I remember the tele I did it to many years ago it was a simple small switch mounted on the control plate that switched the pickup off and on. I was wondering if putting in a 5 way switch would be better. Would it in any way affect the tone on the bridge or neck pickup. I wouldn't want to do that. I'm open for suggestions on the best way to do this. I wouldn't be doing the work my self. I realize this won't get me exact strat tones but it gives me that quacky strat like option.