Did some work on my Player Strat

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  1. Audiowonderland

    Audiowonderland Strat-Talker

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    I opened it up and shielded it. I rewired the electronics to 1) assign tones to neck and bridge. 2) alter the tone control wiring to emulate 50's les paul tone controls. 3) refined the setup a bit. 4) moved the bridge ground point so I didn't to mess with it all the time.

    I really wanted to change the pickups and will eventually try the bootstrap loaded guard at some point.
     
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  2. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Strat-Talker

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    Pictures? Diagrams? Your explanation isn't exactly clear.
     
  3. ThreeChordWonder

    ThreeChordWonder Senior Stratmaster

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    Which year?

    The 2020 (at least) models came with black shielding paint in the body cavities and aluminum foil on the back of the pickguard.

    My 2020 also came with one tone wired for the neck, the other form bridge and middle.
     
  4. Audiowonderland

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    This is the wiring mod I did for 50's.



    The tone control adjustment is just moving a wire.

    The bridge is just grounded directly to the output jack now.

    I just refined the nut slot depth and bridge saddle radius
     
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  5. Audiowonderland

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    It's a 2020. It had some shielding paint but it stopped well short of the cavity top and was more than a little thin in spots.

    I prefer the mid pup to be tone free. It brightens up positions 2/4.
     
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    No axe pic ?
     
  7. ThreeChordWonder

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    ^ Fair enough :thumb:
     
  8. Audiowonderland

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    I didn't think to take any while doing the work