Not So Black Strat... Gilmour(ish)

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by problem-child, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. problem-child

    problem-child Senior Stratmaster

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    I did this a year or maybe two ago. I have always loved this 1979 Anniversary Stratocaster, but I never quite loved the original pickups. Not that they were bad, but I just felt something different was in order.

    I bought the loaded 920D Gilmour pick guard. This is the older style with the Fat 50s neck pickup and the 69 in the middle with the ssl-5 in the bridge. The recent ones are the ssl-1 and ssl-5 combo I believe.

    I, of course, kept the original pick guard, desoldered only at the input jack.

    Anyway this is a fun set up and provides a wide pallet of available sounds. I can find the Gilmour vibe without rocking the whole "Black Strat" fan boy look. I don't have the skill set to pull that off anyway...

    I guess I could have wiped down the guitar before taking pics. Oh well, forgive the dirt and DNA.

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    Here is a before pic

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  2. possumkiller

    possumkiller Strat-Talker

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    That's pretty sexy man.
     
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  3. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    was always a fan of the Anniversary Strats.. and Antiguas. Bold and beautiful. 1979 was a very visually creative year for Strats.
     
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