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 $175.00
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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 $175
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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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JM
05/08/2021
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.

FS
04/27/2021
Frederic S.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Wonderful pick-up at a human price.

2 month into it, I can't wait to order another set for my Tele. My Strat has never sounded so good

J"
04/15/2021
Joseph ".
United States United States
I recommend this product
These are the Tones your looking for!!

I found out about Planet Tone from YouTube. And I'm so glad I did!! I ordered a 54 alnico ll N 56 M 59 overwound B 7 way TBX treble bleed. I'm in love with my Strat again. This was my 2nd order. Let Jose work some magic for you!!! Boutique pickups, not boutique prices. Custom made for you. So worth any wait!!