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

Regular price $180.00
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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 $180
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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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Adam M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Worth the wait

I turned an old Squire strat into a baritone build and was worried about the stock pickups not keeping up. I did not get the priority package and waited about 4 months for my preloaded pick guard. Boy, was it worth the wait! Once I had the heights dialed in these pickups punch harder than Mike Tyson. You could probably use as a bass and nobody could tell the difference. The highs are equally punchy and do not break up when using neck or bridge pickup. They are more silky smooth than the 1986 Paul Mitchel hair style book and have a bite stronger than an alligator. Will definitely use them in the future should I want to do another mod or build.

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Derek E.
United States United States
I recommend this product
The best strat pickups!

I just received my loaded pickguard with Elite Pro A5s with 7-way switching and these are the best straty sounding pickups I've ever heard! Not only are all 5 normal positions useful but adding the bridge to the neck is my favorite tone! Also the wiring was done so neat and clean it was almost a shame covering them up! These guys take care of you! I would highly recommend these pickups to anyone!

Justin M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
The Perfect pickups

Could not be happier with the loaded start pickguard from planettone. I went with the loaded pickguard, for the ease and minimal soldering. Installation was super easy, and the pickups sound better than any single coils I’ve ever played.