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7 Way Stratocaster Wiring Diagram

 7 way strat wiring using push pull pot

7-Way Strat wiring diagram using a volume CTS push pull pot. This popular strat wiring mod allows you to play all 3 pickups sumultaneously as well as the neck and bridge in series together.

Wiring Configuration

The simple addition of a push pull pot as a volume control offers an extra dimension to your Strat. Effectively turning your 5 way switch into a 7 way switch, the push pull activates the bridge pickup in addition to whatever is selected on the 5 way switch.

With the push pull pot in the "down" position, your Strat plays like a normal Strat with the standard 5 way switch configuration.

With the push pull in the "up" position, the bridge pickup is activated along with whatever is selected on the switch.

7 way Strat wiring controls

A relatively simply mod and it makes you wonder why the Strat doesn't come with these options from the factory (especially the neck and bridge combo).

The same result is achievable by using a mini SPDT toggle switch (aka the Gilmour Strat mod). However, this does require drilling an extra hole in your pickguard.

More Stratocaster wiring diagrams:

Stratocaster with Blender Pot

5-Way Stratocaster (Read our step by step guide to wiring a Strat)

50s Strat Wiring (50s Tone Pot)

Gilmour Strat Wiring Mod (7 Way Strat)

3-Way Stratocaster

Super Strat HSS (Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil)

Stratocaster with 1 Master Volume and Master Tone

9-Way Stratocaster

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