#1
Hi. I wanted to learn more about the parts of a guitar, so I decided to disassemble my really cheap, old Behringer V-Tone guitar. Don't worry, I wouldn't really feel bad if I broke some of the wirings because it's really old (more than 5 years) it sounds awful, and I really plan to change and upgrade the parts.

Now, I wonder if I could change it from SSS to HSS configuration? It has an original SSS configuration and after disassembling the parts, I discovered it has a universal cavity. (see pic below). I wonder if it would be okay to just buy a pickguard with HSS config and replace the pickups? Since the HSS pickups would fit perfectly inside. Would it make any difference? I'm sorry. I'm really new to this.



Thanks in advance
#2
I think that should work ok, yeah, though I'm no guitar tech
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#3
I see. Thanks. Sorry if it was such a stupid question. I was just worrying that it might have some problems with the wirings and stuff which I have yet to learn.
#4
No such thing as a stupid question

There are stupid answers, though (which I'll probably prove with the rest of this post I'm no wiring guru)

Should be ok. If you want to do any fancy wiring with the HSS pickups, you might need to get a fancier switch, or push-pull pots or whatever. But I think (don't quote me ) even with the stock switch etc. you should be able to wire up the HSS setup ok (though it might not autosplit in position 4, assuming you want that, but I could be wrong).
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#5
I see. Looks like I'll push through with the HSS. I'll update this thread once I successfully installed the HSS pickups. Otherwise, I'll just charge it to experience. Thanks a lot, man!
#6
No problem, good luck
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
Id upgrade, the wiring/switches/pots/caps/switch/jack as well as pickups and pick-guard.
And stick some grounding (copper i think) in the pool (the pickup routing) Someone else might be able to explain that a little better.
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#8
Yep just get a new pickgard and the electronics/pickups you want
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#10
Its easy stuff, I didnt even get a new pickguard for mine. I just measured everything and cut out the place for the humbucker. Then sharpied the SC's black to match it lol. Cost of project - free.
#11
Thanks for sharing, Darkdevil. I'm just curious, what brand is your guitar? It looks similar to mine.
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Thanks for sharing, Darkdevil. I'm just curious, what brand is your guitar? It looks similar to mine.

Pretty much any "strat" shape will look identical to another. But looks is where most similaritys end.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
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Thanks for sharing, Darkdevil. I'm just curious, what brand is your guitar? It looks similar to mine.

It is a Main Street, the local Wild Bills retails them. It is a sub $100 strat knock off. But it is a alder body and 22 fret maple board so I have done a lot of work to it such as fret leveling, giving the raw wood feel of the neck a good satin finish, and cleaned up a lot of sharp fret ends. Plays as good as some of the fender blacktops ive tried and the MiM strat I use to have. But the neck is a bit thinner than those and has a 20" radius.