Planet Tone HH Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center

Planet Tone HH Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center

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Handmade and wired in the USA to order!!
See description below and design your custom pickguard today!
Custom Setups begin at $220
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Welcome to the Planet Tone Custom Shop! Here you can design your own prewired pickguard and we will professionally assemble and solder the components based on your specifications. See Customer Care page for turnaround times. Rush service is available for urgent deadlines. 

Information on the options available:

1. Planet Tone Pickup Choice

  • Choose from our large selection of Planet Tone hand crafted premium American pickups.

2. Pickguards

  • Fit 11 Hole American Standard Stratocasters from 1963 to Present.
  • Fit 11 Hole Mexican Standards Stratocasters from 2002 to Present

3. Accessories

  • Accessories = knobs and switch tip

4. Switching:

  • American –> CTS potentiometers, American switch
  • Metric –> Alpha potentiometers, alpha switch
  • 3 way switching
  • 6 way via shared mini toggle (Split Humbuckers)
  • 6 way via two mini toggles (Split Humbuckers/One Toggle for Each Humbucker)
  • 6 way via push/pull (Split Humbuckers

Note: 6 way switching includes full humbucker in 3 positions and Split Humbucker in 3 Positions. 6 Way via two mini toggles offers even more options as humbucker could be full and the other split. 

3 way and 6 way VTT assignments are as follows:

  • Volume = master volume
  • Tone 1 = neck
  • Tone 2 = bridge

5. Capacitor Type 

The higher quality the capacitor the smoother and warmer the tone.

  • Poly Cap = Traditional
  • Orange Drop = Upgrade
  • Oil Filled = Best Choice
  • .047 caps = Used in Les Pauls etc.,allow more low end frequencies
  • .022 caps = Traditionally used in Strats®, allow less low end frequencies

6. TBX Tone Control

  • Fender TBX Tone Control = Treble Bass Expander at bridge

7. Treble Bleed / Volume Mod

  • Treble Bleed / Volume Mod is used for minimizing volume or treble bleed when rolling back your volume.
  • As you roll back your volume your guitar retains more of the high end tones

Note: This mod can brighten your guitars tone overall by a very slight amount

8. Wire Type

  • Modern hook up wire = Used by Fender® today on standard guitars
  • Vintage Cloth push back wire = Used by Fender® Custom Shop

Note: Wire type has no effect on tone and is purely cosmetic.

9. Screws / Humbucker Slug and Polepiece Color

  • Standard sized screws are used and available in black, gold and traditional steel.
  • We will match the humbucker slugs and polepieces to match your screw color

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Excellent pickups

Very good, the installation was a good fit for my application and for the tone I was looking for with the wood combination, for a new instrument of my own. I wanted to try these for awhile but I was waiting for the right instrument to try them on. I used two 59 special humbuckers neck bridge pre wired. .047 oil cap. The body used was soft wood and hardwood top cap, maple neck. They had the vintage 59 nasally vowel sound I wanted, this one was a client build. Gold covered HBs looked super with the black limba top cap. I was getting happy

Kevin K.
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I recommend this product

Planet Tone humbucker pickguard.

I am extremely satisfied with my new pickguard. I installed it in one of my Strats and the tone was exactly what I was looking for. The notes ring clearly and sustain nicely. I usually alternate guitars during sets, but my new addition felt so good, I stayed with it for the entire gig last night! Thanks Planet Tone….great job!

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