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Item # 5008 OverDrive Custom Guitar Works' Triple Threat Customized Fully Loaded Complete Strat® Pickguard Assembly
Seymour Duncan Pickup Set  - SSL-5T, SSL-1(Rw/Rp), SSL-1

From The OverDrive Custom Guitar Works Electronics Shop...
Seymourized By Seymour Duncan Pickup Set...

Straight out of our custom shop is a complete and fully loaded Strat® pickguard assembly featuring our very own unique triple recessed mini-toggle switch pickup selection modification. This unique pickup selection modification gives you 22 different selection possibilities with three true Strat® tone Seymour Duncan single coil pickups.  Awesome vintage and hot-rodded Strat® tone using the expertise that Seymour Duncan brings to pickup design and tone along with our implementation of how modified pickup selections are presented...

Our complete pickguard assembly includes everything you will need, it is ready to drop into your favorite Strat® by simply hooking up the hot wire (audio) and a couple of ground wires. It is loaded with genuine Seymour Duncan pickups, an SSL-5T (Tapped) bridge pickup, SSL-1 (Rw/Rp) middle pickup and a SSL-1 neck pickup. It is all assembled with genuine Fender® accessories along with top quality CTS potentiometers, Orange Drop polyester film tone capacitors and a CRL pickup selector switch.  We do not stop short on the quality of a single component.

Our custom triple recessed mini-toggle switches perform the following functions:

  • Switch 1: Toggles between full output and lower output of the tapped SSL-5T bridge pickup.  The tapped lower output of the SSL-5T is comparable to a SSL-1 true vintage pickup and the full output selection provides the full, higher output with more sustain and great harmonics of the SSL-5.

  • Switch 2: Toggles on or off the neck pickup no matter what position the 5-way pickup selector switch is in.  This mod gives you two more pickup selection options from the standard 5 which is the same as our Gilmour Black Strat® modification.

  • Switch 3:  "Direct Through Mod".  With this switch activated the output from the pickups is sent directly to the output jack bypassing the volume and tone potentiometers and eliminating any of their signal attenuation.  This is similar to Fender's "No Load" tone potentiometers, but with them when they are set at 10 the pickup signal simply "bypasses" or does not impart a load through the the tone potentiometers, and to not have the "No Load" potentiometers bypassing you must crack down the setting down just below 10 a very small amount and then it will operate as a normal tone potentiometer. A "No Load" tone potentiometer set at 10 is in "bypass" mode. So this option is similar but yet different in how it is applied. The "Direct Through Mod" option allows the full flavor, output and character of the pickup to be sent directly to your amp.

The standard 11 hole pickguards we offer for this assembly are fully shielded as they come from Fender® with the exception of the 1 Ply Black which is only shielded in the control region and is manufactured by Warmoth Guitars. The '62 vintage and '57 vintage pickguards require a separate aluminum pickguard shield which is to be added extra if so desired and is recommended. Use the separate "Add to Cart" buttons found below for addition of these pickguard shields to your order.  With this particular customized pickguard assembly these aluminum pickguard shields are also fully customized to accommodate the three recessed mini-toggle switches.

We offer a few assembly selection options for your pickguard to appeal to your particular Strat® body color.

Pickguard Assembly Specifications / Options

Pickguard Selection Options:

  • Standard 11 Hole, 3 Ply Black (B/W/B)
  • Standard 11 Hole, 3 Ply White (W/B/W)
  • Standard 11 Hole, 3 Ply Parchment (P/B/P)
  • Standard 11 Hole, 3 Ply Mint Green (M/B/M)
  • Standard 11 Hole, 1 Ply Solid Black (0.090") Pickguard
  • '62 Vintage 11 Hole, 3 Ply Black (B/W/B)
  • '62 Vintage 11 Hole, 3 Ply White (W/B/W)
  • '62 Vintage 11 Hole, 3 Ply Mint Green (M/B/M)
  • '57 Vintage 8 Hole, 1 Ply White
  • '57 Vintage 8 Hole, 3 Ply Black (B/W/B)
  • Pickup Set (Genuine Seymour Duncan):
    • Bridge: SSL-5T
    • Middle: SSL-1 (Rw/Rp)
    • Neck: SSL-1
  • Pickup Selector Switch: CRL 5-Way.
  • Potentiometers: Three 250K CTS Audio Taper.
  • Tone Capacitor Options: Orange Drop Polyester Film Capacitors. Click here for information on tone capacitors and here is a link to a video that explains How Tone Capacitors Work.
    • 0.047 uF
    • 0.033 uF
    • 0.022 uF
    • 0.1 uF
  • Control Knobs/Switch Tip/Pickup Covers Color Options:
    • White
    • White with "Seymour Duncan: Logo Pickup Covers
    • Parchment
    • Aged White
    • Black
    • Black with "Seymour Duncan" Logo Pickup Covers

Pickup Tone Controls:  With standard Strat® wiring and with the bridge pickup does not have a tone control, only the middle and neck pickups have a tone control.  However, we offer 5 alternate pickup tone control selections to choose from to enhance your tonal shaping.

  1. Standard Strat® wiring: Separate tone control for the middle pickup. Separate tone control for the neck pickup. No tone control for the bridge pickup.
  2. Separate tone control for the bridge pickup. Middle and neck pickups share a tone control.
  3. Separate tone control for the neck pickup. Bridge and middle pickups share a tone control.
  4. Separate tone control for the bridge pickup. Separate tone control for the neck pickup. No tone control for the middle pickup.
  5. Separate tone control for the bridge pickup. Separate tone control for the middle pickup. No tone control for the neck pickup.

Body Ground Connection:  Most of the modern American Strat® bodies (not vintage re-issue Strat's) have a ground wire connection inside the conductive paint shielded control cavity that is fastened down to the body with a small wood screw.  Click here for an illustration of this body ground connection. The Mexican Strat® bodies we have encountered do not have this body ground connection.  Unless your bodies control cavity is shielded and you plan on connecting a ground wire from the electronics to the shielded control cavity then select "No" for this option. If you select YES for the "Body Ground" option and do not have the solder lug (ring eyelet) and mounting screw to attach this wire to your body, then you can add it to your order here -->

Important Note:  If you are selecting your pickguard assembly to be built with one of the '62 vintage pickguards 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 installed please add it separately below 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 shielding's are specific and authentic to how they were originally built by Fender® during the respective era.

Optional customized NOS Genuine Fender® Vintage '62 style Green Lettered / Numbered control knobs. Very similar in style to what you would find on a '62 Strat® yet customized in our shop.  Use the "Add On" Add To Cart button to the left to add this unique feature to your pickguard assembly. We can customize these knobs with any selection of Accessories color from White, Parchment or Aged White.

Select Your Pickguard Assembly Options

Pickguard:
Accessories Color:
Tone Capacitor:
Pickup(s) Tone Controls:
Body Ground Connection:
Price: $360.00

Use The Following "Add On" Options For Upgrades To The Basic Pickguard Assembly

To add the aluminum pickguard shield for the '62 vintage pickguard use this Add To Cart button. This is not a standard shield, it has been customized to match the pickguards three mini-toggle switch slots.

$25.00 Up Charge

To add the aluminum pickguard control area shield for the '57 vintage pickguard use this Add To Cart button. This is not a standard shield, it has been customized to match the pickguards three mini-toggle switch slots.

$15.00 Up Charge

Add-On Assembly Option Customized Knob Set With Green Letters and NumbersUpgrade your pickguard assembly with a customized set of Green Lettered & Numbered Control Knobs:

$25.00 Up Charge

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CUSTOM BUILT COMPLETE PICKGUARD ASSEMBLIES

Typical turn-around time from order placement until your complete pickguard assembly will be ready to ship is up to 14 days.

All custom built pickguard assemblies sales are final. No returns, refunds or exchanges due to the unique nature of the customized options you select for your particular assembly. Each pickguard assembly is custom built on an "As Ordered" basis for each customer with your specific and unique assembly options selected at the time of purchase. All pickguard assemblies are completely tested to ensure 100% correct operation.

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