Once the adhesive rubber glue is dry and the foil is firmly glued to the pickguard we can use a cutter or x-acto knife and carefully start cutting out all the holes where pickups, switches, pots and screws go, it's easier and safer for the pickguard to do this on the back side to prevent some nasty scratches. Between that, the Tusq nut, and the locking tuners, string binding is minimal at that end. In my case, this is not very important because I will replace all these cheap electronics with original Fender®, that is the three 250K Pots, 5 Way switch and tone transistor. Both of these models had a slightly modified Stratocaster shape compared to Vintage. Both super and S-1, the separate banks are not connected, unless you make it so with a wire. Let's assume I've wired everything properly, for the sake of argument. I've done my shielding but dunno what to do with that wire, I think it will cause ground loop? This finish became more well know by Michael Houser of Wide Spread Panic who used a Version I Telecaster Plus in the Firestorm finish.
The small white wire you see is actually the jack socket hot wire and it's not connected to the tab - it just looks like it is. I have just finished the job, as per your instructions thank you very much! Solder the cable ground lead black to the output jack ground sleeve lug. Apologies for the crosspost, but I wasn't sure whether this would belong more in the Strat forum or the Pickup forum. How to wire or rewire a Fender Strat. I do not claim ownership of images posted in this blog. There are a few tiny holes in the foil, but as I understand it, this shouldn't matter.
As for the cap I suppose it is meant to make the sound brighter. Poke through all the screw holes covered by the copper foil tape, and trim any excess that may show when the pickguard or cavity cover is mounted. Try and keep your joints neat and only use as much solder as you need. I was about to try this after my efforts to screw them in with a nut locked onto the screw failed. Feed the other end of the jack cable into the control cavity. This really works if you follow the instructions completely. I guess this simplifies the string path for more stable tuning , but it's a dubious trade-off for the hassle in my opinion.
I think I might try and use a 50s way and then find if it suits to me. This is the result of an offset between the front and back contours. The 3 way pickup selector switch and the week DeMarzio pickups leave the guitar with a serious lack of the sort tonal variations I use to write music, so I completely rewire the guitar so it better suits my needs. Once the hole gets started, aluminum behaves nicely, although you do have watch for the bit suddenly binding. I know for sure that we never duplicated the highly saturated yellow color of the 8-10 original proposed Beck bodies, even though the eventual color was still called Graffiti Yellow.
The 87 Surf Green Strat Plus body is the newer Corona contour or what I call Corona Curves, love how that sounds! As for the pickup wiring, well, like I say, the original wiring had white to hot and the red and black to ground. This guitar was shipped to Mr. Color Me with Confusion - Spotting a Fake Ummm. A that's what the package says to change them and show the far east economy that I just don't dig their manufacturing quality and don't support their child labor. They seemed to be suggesting using the 50K pot in place of the usual 250K pot: I wasn't sold on the benefits of the idea, since that would seem to rule out a bypass switch.
We are already through the bulk of the work. Once the three pots and 5 way switch are in place we can start soldering the cables. Preparation Once you've gathered all the parts and tools needed, the next step is to prepare the surfaces that you're going to shield. The instructions mention using their optional 50K Gain pot, but isn't very clear about what they're advising. These used 4 Gold Lace Sensors pickups with a split-button that turned off the rear Gold Lace Sensor pickup in the Gold Dually in the bridge. Thanks a lot for taking time to build this wiring diagram which appears to me very complicated but which I'm gonna study with great attention.
It's practically impossible to eliminate hum and noise at 100%. I was surprised that the tremolo works as well as it does. Let me check some online diagrams from Seymour Duncan. He did finally accept Fender's offer to build his own signaure guitar, that was a spin-off of the Strat Plus. Notice the copper strip, all the ground wires will be attached to it via another wire soldered directly to it, this way the ground communicates with all the aluminum foil, creating the perfect shielding. The output jack has three terminals, and the battery box was not included. Somehow, someone surmised that these short-lived bodies had to be leftovers from the old Fender Fullerton plant.
Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome if you have time! I was told by George Blanda that he borrowed that guitar from Fender special for the shoot and that Dan Smith kept that guitar in his office for many years afterward! Parts Required for Wiring up a Strat The standard Stratocaster is arguably the most recognizable of all guitar shapes and is typically a 3 single coil pickup configuration mounted on the scratchplate. Do u have some ideas for which is the best pair to use together in volume back off losing tone which to use ceramicists orange or paper and what values risistors with which caps and which to use to help get rid of the highs and where to put it basically two? You also get the subtleties of partial blends. Fender used these bodies on a couple other guitars as well, such as the Harley-Davidson Strat and a other few Custom Shop models. A friend of mine recently paid a hefty sum to have his 1971 Strat shielded and the difference was negligible. I think part of it is the lack of knowing what to call the color of one's guitar—like on a eBay sale. So if you are happy with the result so far there's no reason you can't finish things off well. The neck also had an early version of a wipe-on finish that we had not yet mastered.