Rick500 Posted June 25, 2007 Report Share Posted June 25, 2007 As I approached the step of drilling holes for the controls in my Strat(ish) project, I realized I hadn't put much thought into where I should put them. I figured I could either: 1) Put them where they usually are in a body of similar shape and size 2) Put them where they usually are in a different guitar altogether (i.e., LP or PRS on my Strat-shaped body) 3) Come up with something completely different First I decided that in my 2-humbucker Strat-shaped body, I would not use a 5-way blade pickup switch, since I don't need to split the humbuckers and only need 3 positions. (I also just like the larger 3-way LP type toggle switch better.) Then I determined that I wanted the pickup switch farther away from my picking hand than a Strat-type blade switch would be (I'm a little sloppy and I hit the switch sometimes when I don't mean to, in its standard Strat position). I wanted one volume and one tone control, so I needed a total of two knobs and one switch. I decided that the best place for everything was pretty much where it is on a PRS, so I took that placement and scaled down the space between all the controls by one eighth (since my guitar's body is a little smaller than a PRS). Just wondering how you guys determine control placement, or if there's a general philosophy that's useful to follow (or at least know). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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