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Pickguard bulge when placed in body - Solved!

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by Misty Mountain, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Strat-Talker

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    I have an MJT body and a 5-way switch wired. When I set the pickguard in there is a noticeable bulge that appears to be coming from the switch. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or if this is normal.....

    Seems like the area towards the front of the pickup switch is bottoming out...

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
  2. ghostwolf

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    Flattten out the tabs where wires are soldered; see if it helps.
     
  3. ashtray

    ashtray Strat-O-Master

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    Depends on mfg, but vintage bodies sometimes aren't deep enough for modern electronics. Never had an issue with a switch though. Did have issues with a push/pull pot once, and then N3 pickups don't like to fit vintage spec bodies either.
     
  4. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Strat-Talker

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    That helped a bit, thanks. Still a bulge, however... :(
     
  5. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Strat-Talker

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    I got a prewired Crazy Parts harness that is a 1954-1958 spec. According to the site the switch is either a CRL or Vintage Oak Grisby 5 Way Switch. I wonder if it is shield?
     
  6. Misty Mountain

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    Looks like there was one of the "hot" wires that was crimping up a bit as i set the pickguard down. it has now flattened out!
     
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