What we are offering here is
a unique twist on how Strat® pickup selection
modification switches are mounted and presented.
The concept behind this mini-toggle switch
mounting style reflects on the Gilmour Black
Strat® and it's single recessed mini-toggle
switch but we have taken it a few steps further
for increased diversity.
For our pickup selection
don't utilize push/pull or push/push pots which are quite
typical and uninteresting and we don't mount our
mini-toggle switches in holes drilled in the
pickguard using the standard chrome flat washer
and hex nut on the top side of the
pickguard, that's also very typical and
this particular modification implementation we
have custom routed three small 1/8" x 5/16"
slots in the pickguard, custom designed a unique stainless
steel mounting bracket to secure all three of the
mini-toggle switches in alignment with the three
slots in the pickguard which is then fastened
securely in place with the volume and tone
potentiometers. This custom mini-toggle switch
mounting bracket provides a recessed or lowered
profile of all three switches that only allows a
small portion (approx. 1/4") of each switch
lever to protrude through
the top side of the pickguard.
With this unique switch mounting method you won't accidentally bump a toggle
switch with your hand or knuckles while playing,
the profile of the toggle switch levers are just
too low to inadvertently bump. By mounting the mini-toggle switches
this way they are
only activated or de-activated with intent, or when
you want them switched, no accidental pickup
selection changes with this design method.
The HSS pickguard's
Humbucker pickup mounting are the standard
Fender® 3 hole mounting style.
Pickguard Kits Included Components and
Custom routed with three slots for
(Your choice of one of the following).
Sprague Orange Drop (Your choice of one of the
Mini-Toggle Switches(Your choice
of three of the following).
(Your choice of one of the following
sets of three).
CTS 250K (Audio
CTS 500K (Audio
(Your choice of one of the following).
CRL or Fender® 5-Way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are
selecting your modification kit
with one of the '62 vintage pickguard's or '57
vintage pickguard they are unshielded as
provided by Fender. To have the genuine Fender® aluminum '62 pickguard shield or '57 control
area shield included please add it separately
to the right using the appropriate
"Add to Cart" button. The '62 vintage
aluminum pickguard shield is a full pickguard
coverage shield. The '57 vintage aluminum
pickguard shield is a control area only shield.
These shieldings are specific and authentic to
how they were originally built by Fender® during
the respective era with the obvious exception of
the custom modification which allows the
recessed mini-toggle switches to protrude
Select Your Pickguard Kit Options
A complete Strat® shown
with the triple recessed mini-toggle switching
system installed. Guitar not included, shown for
illustration purposes only.
Some examples of the custom
wiring that can be implemented with this
particular assembly as follows:
The 1'st SPDT mini-toggle
switch can activate the neck pickup which then
gives you two more pickup selections for a total
of 7. You can then have with the neck and
the bridge pickup activated together like a
telecaster, or you can have all 3 pickups
activated at the same time.
The 2'nd SPDT mini-toggle
switch can switch a tapped bridge pickup from
low output to high output with a pickup such as
the Seymour Duncan SSL-5T. With a tapped
pickup you can have dual output level selection
options from one pickup depending on which tap
is currently active.
The 3'rd DPDT mini-toggle
switch can be for a "Direct-Through"
modification where the volume potentiometer is
by-passed to eliminate any loss of signal it
grabs. The signals from the pickups are
then routed directly to the output jack.
The number of wiring
possibilities of this particular style of
modification are numerous and it is up to you
and your creativity, type of mini-toggle
switches you utilize and types of pickups you
select to install. We provide you with the
customized hardware, pickguard and the unique
application of how pickup selection modification
switches are presented and you apply your
creativity in how it is wired.
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