Planet Tone HSS 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 $200
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. Note: Delivery time of 2+ weeks.
Information on the options available:
1. Planet Tone Pickup Choice
Choose amongst our large selection of Planet Tone hand crafted premium American pickups.
Fit 11 Hole American Standard Stratocasters from 1963 to Present.
Fit 11 Hole Mexican Standards Stratocasters from 2002 to Present
Accessories = knobs and switch tip
American –> CTS potentiometers, American switch
Metric –> Alpha potentiometers, alpha switch
5 way switching
7 way via mini toggle
7 way via push/pull
Note: 7 way switching includes neck/bridge and neck/middle/bridge switching options plus standard 5 way switching options.
5 way and 7 way VTT assignments are as follows:
Volume = master volume
Tone 1 = neck
Tone 2 = middle & 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 middle and 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.
Standard sized screws are used and available in black, gold and traditional steel.