You all know what that perfect Tele Bridge tone is. Twangy, snappy, bright, but not harsh. But we all love those quintessential Strat tones as well. I’m probably not the first one to think of this, but can we put the bridge tone on the Strat? I’m not doing this in real life, this is purely speculative, so feel free to go as far as you want in imagination. How could we come as close as possible to get that bridge tone on a strat? Criteria: nothing much, just one thing: keep the look of the Stratocaster as close as possible. So three pickups on the pick guard, beautiful curves, etc. My input: Tele bridge pickup that’s proven to give those awesome tones on a Telecaster, removing it out of there and putting it aside. Then open up the Strat and install the metal bridgeplate underneath the pick guard so it won’t change the look. Of course it will be altered to fit. Maybe it could be attached to the pick guard itself, and I think bathtub route is necessary here. Keep the same Stratocaster pickup orientation and pickup covers. Last thing: brass saddles? Does that make a difference? I’d keep the whammy bar, because I think that’s a pretty essential strat thing. Have fun!