How to fix an out of phase Strat / Tele with vintage wiring.
Stratocaster with vintage wiring
If you have a Stratocaster that is out of phase, then you can try this simple tech tip to resolve.
Please note, this only works on a Strat that has standard ’50s wiring without any additional mods.
What we want to do is swap the wires on the middle pickup. Take the wire from the middle pickup that goes to ground, and solder that to the switch as a hot wire. Finally you can take the Hot wire and solder that to the ground (on the potentiometer).
Telecaster with vintage wiring
If you have an out of phase Telecaster with vintage wiring you can swap the wires on the Bridge pickup.
Simply take the wire from the pickup that is going to ground (on the back of the potentiometer) and solder it to where the hot wire from the pickup is soldered to the 3 way switch. Take the hot wire from the pickup that is soldered to the 3 way switch and solder that to where the ground wire was. It’s a simple swap of these 2 wires on the bridge pickup then your out of phase issue will be resolved.
Remember this easy fix only works on guitars with standard ’50s / ’60s wiring.