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In actuality, you don't have to ground the pot cases to each other on any pick guard that has the foil shield. The common wisdom is to not rely on...
Is there something in particular that this circuit gains you? If not, I'd have to take it apart and do it "right".
I have fraternal twins in chrome red.
Everybody should have matching pairs!
Looks factory. :thumb:
I made it through 40 seconds!
It was just a little too upbeat for me. :p:D
The current crop of Strats are all routed HSH, so you are good to go there.
Personally, I would steer away from the custom shop simply because...
Well, that made my decision much easier!
Congratulations on the sale! :thumb:
I thought it looked like mint. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the three ply mint guard did not come on any production Fender American...
I’m pretty sure this set of pups came out of my 2001 American Series. They were wired with the black wires to ground and the colored wires to the...
Just so you know, a detente would also be called a click stop. When turning the knob, you’d feel it click.
That number is merely the casting...
It has clearly been rewired at some point, for what reason, it's difficult to tell. Does T2 (bottom tone) have any kind of detente in it? If it is...
Warmoth sells a bound Strat neck.
Any neck can have the issue.
Hi, and welcome!
The swimming pool route is correct for that time period, but somebody has been doing some soldering in there. My guess is the...
Fret sprout is “easily” repaired and does not require refretting. A small fret file can be purchased to dress the ends until smooth.
Newer isn’t always better, but in this case it is for me.
I’ll take a Standard or American Series any day.
Why not both? Covers that are open at the poles...
They just never Look right.
The loss is hanging on to something you aren't going to use.
Replace the pots and pickups on the MIM with new quality stuff. All CTS or Bourne pots.
You can get a brand new set of Fender Tex-Mex, Deluxe...
And use an sharp wood bit. Metal bits are not good for wood.
That ought to do. ;)
Or shift to FedEx or DHL Express, I would hope.
When I put this guitar together, the pick guard had a hole between the tone knobs for some reason. Looking in my parts bin I had a used mini...
Reminds me of a saying. Something about being hanged with a new rope... ;)
OK, no need to take the guitar apart.
1. loosen the strings - do not...
I actually have two sets of the MOP buttons. I've tried them on several guitars and always end up swapping back to what came on the guitar.