Planet Tone SSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center
Planet Tone SSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center
Planet Tone SSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center

Planet Tone SSS 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
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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 our Customer Care page for turnaround times. Rush service is available for urgent deadlines. 

Information on the options available:

1. Planet Tone Pickup Choice

  • Choose amongst 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 = pickup covers, 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 frequencies

Note: This mod can brighten your guitar's 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 nickel.
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RM
05/16/2024
Ryan M.
United States
I recommend this product

Venus isle loaded pickguard

Great workmanship. Great clarity.

BL
04/28/2024
Benjamin L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Venus Isle Pickups

Planet Tone Venus Isle matched pickups in a custom loaded pick guard have brought a beautiful sonic palette to my guitar. All three pickups sound wonderful in clean or overdriven amp settings. The fine tone and solid craftsmanship in this product are a great value. I highly recommended Planet Tone.

DN
04/20/2024
David N.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Awesome pickups

I bought the custom SSS pickguard for my MIM Fender Stratocaster. The pickups are awesome! Chimy clean to gritty overdrive with the DG pickups, to the distortion of the American Metal bridge pickup. I highly recommend Planet Tone, the price alone is worth buying them but the sound of them I'd spectacular!