Buying Fender Branded Hardware

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  1. Gridlock

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    I’m changing over my 2018 American Special Strat from a (mint) HSS to and (white) SSS. I want to change the pickguard (3-ply), knobs, Tremolo cover, and pickup covers to white.

    I’m not wanting off-white (or aged) or cream and I want to buy new Fender branded components.

    Where is the best place to buy these items in maybe kit purchase plus the 3-ply?

    Again, my main concern is getting matching white components for my guitar.

    Thanks a head of time.
     
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    StummerJoe Strat-O-Master

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    All over Reverb.
     
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    You could buy it from fender.
     
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    The modern-style Fender plastics kits are only available in Aged White, Black and Parchment. You could use the vintage-style kit which is not aged white.

    Vintage-style kit part number 0991362000
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    If you want Fender branded it will be all separate parts.
    White control knobs set of 3 part number 0992035000
    White trem tip part number 0994935000
    White switch tip part number 0994940000
    White backplate part number 0991321000
    White pickup covers part number 0992034000

    White 11 hole SSS pickguard part number 0991360000

    I would check prices/availability at Darren Riley and Angela Instruments and maybe Ebay.
     
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  7. Gridlock

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    Exactly what I needed. Thank you so much.
    Grid.
     
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    also.. you will probably find that not every part is available from many suppliers. Fender simply does not make them all available except from specific outlets..

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    All the plastics will color age differently over time. Store in a case or hanging in a 'windowless' room.

    When all are factory new, there will be challenges in getting exact color matches due to a host of mix variations and color targets. There are a thousand shades of 'white'.

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    I agree...

    Even if you don't care for a color when you first see it, some of them "settle" a bit over time (for lack of a better word).

    I've noticed this particularly on "aged white" and "mint green", where I wasn't especially happy with them at first, but then awhile later they somehow "transformed" into the color I was hoping for.

    I'm guessing that white, on the other hand, would eventually get somewhat dingy over time at the very least...

    ...just some non-scientific observations...


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    Contact them tell them what you want, they should make you up a kit of parts that you want.
    Full drop in replacement
    https://920dcustom.com
    Individual parts
    https://www.siglermusiconline.com/collections/guitar-parts
     
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    This is often a point of contention with those that are unaware of the following..

    first.. no two production runs of the same exact plastic will come out exactly, precisely the same color, and they will "age" differently... Close?? Sure, but chromatic analyzer perfect.. nada chance...

    Different "blends" of plastics are used to facilitate the manufacture of the different parts.. i. e. the plastic used to make the knobs may not "work" in the machines that make the tremolo tips, and the plastic used to make the pickup covers probably will not "work" in the machinery that moulds the Switch tips... So the manufacturer chooses blends of plastics that are specifically formulated to facilitate their use in the specific machines moulding the parts..

    That results in subtlety different colorations... even of they are all supposed to be the same color... IN fact, if every thing IS the same exact color, it's probably a less costly guitar than that found on the higher end instruments.. and as time streaks past like a News Reporter with something salacious about a Politician... the plastics will all age into different colors..

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    Really? So if you needed bright white plastics for a MIM or Squier, Fender doesn't offer that? That seems odd.
     
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    Anywhere but allparts.

    Unless you like getting screwed without even a kiss behind the ear.

    Or even dinner first.

    Seriously, has anyone else noticed that they are crazy expensive on some stuff?
     
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    It is odd. I think people have come to associate white plastics with squiers and other cheap guitars. Which is generally Fender’s fault.

    for my jag, I had to buy allparts or another brand white pickup covers. It is silly.
     
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    Thanks all. I will check out all the websites and make my decisions.

    What excellent contributions.
    Thanks again.
    Grid.