Hey everyone

I'm working on fixing up an Yngwie Malmsteen Strat, but I'm having a problem. I'm not well versed on Strats (or technical hardware stuff with guitars in general), so I'm not sure if this problem is universal to all of them. After I put the new pickguard on, the pickups are loose, they just seem to fall forward when the guitar is held a certain way. I took a picture...

Any ideas?
Last edited by Hippiemanguy420 at Oct 1, 2010,
Sounds to me like you've missed out the spring that should go between the pickguard and the pickup on the inside.

Should look very vaguely like this:

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There is a spring or elastic bushing that goes between the pickguard and the pickup itself on Stratocasters. I think you're missing that. You can goto a hardware store and pick some up anywhere.