Lady Blue is my main guitar. A 1992 stratocaster (a former Hohner ST-59) which has been deeply, deeply modified over the years. I already posted some of the schematics of the strange pickups routing, inspired by the Brian May's Red Special. At that time, pickups were wired in series. I recently put them back in parallel.
True story : this the very first guitar that I have ever owned. It is a gift from my father. We went in a guitar shop of Orleans (were I was born), and he bought me this guitar on Friday, September 18th, 1992.
Since, here is the list of what has been replaced of added:
- Shaller locking tuners
- Birdseye maple neck with ebony fingerboard
- TUSQ graphite nut
- Frets in stainless steel
- Wilkinson floating VS100C bridge (discontinued) which locks as a fixed bridge when the whammy bar is pointing down
- Master tone for the 3 pickups
- EMG SPC adapted for passive pickups (the black knob) giving uo to +6dB boost in the mid frequencies (9V battery needed, placed between springs in the back). See schematics below.
- 3 ON-OFF-ON switches allowing all pickups combination + phase inversion. Pickups are now wired in parallel and no longer in series
- A Kinman Woodstock Regular Set
- A kill switch (the same used on my Punkaster)
- A treble bleed on the 500k volume control (a 1nF capacitor in parallel). It provides some vintage sounds when rolling down the volume, less bassy, more crispy.
|Lady Blue wiring diagram|