The Stratomonster control system is designed to offer as many different tone options possible without adding complication of use. This setup gives you access to the 5 regular strat tones plus 6 more! With the master volume switch in the down position you have a regular strat-type circuit. But with the master volume control in the up position you can achieve humbucker tones in positions 2 and 4. putting the 2nd tone control in the up position adds the neck or bridge coil into the circuit depending on which position you are in. This produces a telecaster-like out of phase tone. See chart for details.