Strat pickup numbers

KC

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Just curious to know which number corresponds to which pickup / switch position on a standard Strat. Is the bridge pickup the 1 or the 5? I know the middle is 3 and the in-betweens are 2 and 4 but which way does it go? Been playing Strats for almost 50 years and I've never known (or needed to know). Is there a convention?
 

Ebidis

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The convention is Bridge=1, neck=5.

I've seen some people on youtube mistakenly get it the other way around, but this is the way it is generally referenced.
 

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Just curious to know which number corresponds to which pickup / switch position on a standard Strat. Is the bridge pickup the 1 or the 5? I know the middle is 3 and the in-betweens are 2 and 4 but which way does it go? Been playing Strats for almost 50 years and I've never known (or needed to know). Is there a convention?

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NTC

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This has always confused me as well
I would have numbered starting at the neck pickup.

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