Planet Tone HSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center
Planet Tone HSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center
Planet Tone HSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center
Planet Tone HSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center
Planet Tone HSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center

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 $210
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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
  • 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.

9. Screws

  • Standard sized screws are used and available in black, gold and traditional steel.

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JR
08/12/2022
Jeff R.
United States
I recommend this product

Great Pickups From A Great Company!!

I wanted to swap out a set of "big name" pickups that just didn't have the punch I was looking for. I read a whole lot of good things about Planet Tone, so I pulled the trigger. Boy am I glad I did!! From the customer service (Jose is a consumate professional!) to the pickups themselves, everything was easy to work with. I got a custom wired HSS pickguard with a Defiance HB and American Metal Singles. What a difference in time!!! Punchy and throaty when overdriven, and chimey well-defined clean tones. Definitely a step up from the previous "guy's name" pickups. These pickups brought this guitar from my #3 to my #1 for all my work. Great job Planet Tone!!!

OD
07/05/2022
Orion D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

HSS loaded pick guard

The customer support from planet tone was spot on. Planet tone has an excellent ear for tone. I got exactly what I asked for and my Strat has never sounded better.

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M
06/28/2022
Mike
United States United States
I recommend this product

Even an untrained ear can tell

Ordered with two '59 overwound singles and a blues heritage. Suddenly my MIM strat is the jewel of my modest guitar collection. The difference in tone is immediate and unmistakable. I will be utilizing this website again for a few of the other guitars when able. Excellent product