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Gilmour Strat Wiring Mod

Extremely similar to the 7 way Strat wiring, what is commonly known as the "Gilmour" Strat wiring mod uses a mini toggle switch to switch on the neck pickup, giving an additional 2 switching options:

- Neck & bridge pickups together

- All 3 pickups together.

The classic 5 way Strat switch options remain the same.

David Gilmour Strat wiring mod

The wiring is exactly the same as standard 5 way Strat wiring - so if you're Strat already has factory wiring, you simply need to add the mini SPDT (single pole double throw) toggle switch. The neck pickup signal wire (green in the diagram) goes to the volume output via the mini toggle switch.

This Gilmour wiring mod is extremely simple to do and adds an extra dimension to your Strat. The flick of switch can offer some unique tones (the neck and bridge for example is best described as having that Telecaster "quack").


More Strat wiring options:

Classic Stratocaster Wiring (Read our step by step guide to wiring a Strat)

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

Stratocaster with 1 Master Volume and Master Tone

3-Way Stratocaster

"50s" style Strat wiring

Strat Bridge Pickup Tone Control Wiring


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