Now to bore you all with yet another ramble.....
I've done my homework - absorbed an immense amount of info from this site (and thanks to everyone who has chimed in along the way - you guys are great!!) and I just about have the $$ needed to mod my Strat. My amp has come quite a ways (and while it will be replaced at some point with either a Mesa Mark x head -> 2x12 E-120 cab or an SMS -> McIntosh -> E-120 cab) at this point in the process I want to fix up the axe. So I think I know what I am going to do but if anyone has any suggestions or clarifications I am all ears.
2005 Fender Lite-Ash Strat to start. I have a few but that one is by far my favorite so it's headed to the O.R. The tone range I am chasing is Fall 1977 -> Spring 1980. Now I realize that covers some ground but I think I have come up with a solution that will get me more or less in that range and keep me happy. I am going to follow the basic Wolf wiring setup but along with the OBEL and the Alembic Blaster I am going to add in Wald's UGB with a toggle switch so I can use one, the other or go passive if so desired (I spoke with a guitar builder who floats around here and he has done this so it should not be an issue). Put in a gain pot for the Blaster for easier adjustment on-the-fly and that's that.
Finally, the pickups. DiMarzio, of course, starting with the SDS-1 in the neck position. But the humbuckers for the middle and bridge - I am stuck on this one. Dual Sounds or Super 2's? I know JG switched from one to the other in '81 or '82 and I was under the impression that DiMarzio replaced the Dual Sounds with the Super 2 (but could easily be wrong) but since they seem to have them available.... So I am hung up on that one.
I know this has been covered but just so I don't have to hunt through pages and pages (I know, lazy, lazy....) when I put in my coil-tap switches do I want the north or south pickup in each humbucker to be hot? I just don't remember.
Thanks for listening/reading and have at it boys. :thumbs up: