#1
i have a fender MIM standard strat. I just got a good deal on a HH pickguard with electronics and two humbuckers. it's not cut for two humbuckers, so i want to cut out the dividers in the rout so that it will fit. if i cut out the rout for the pickups to make one big hole, would it affect anything?
#2
Tone slightly, but other than that no.

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#3
Well, conventional guitarist's logic says the more mass, the better. I'd advise against routing out a swimming-pool for that reason.
Feel free to ignore my ranting.

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#5
well, thanks...i think i'm gonna do it...anyone know anything about kent armstrong pickups? that's what came on the pickguard...
#6
It all depends. There are Kent Armstrong pickups, and there are KENT ARMSTRONG PICKUPS, if you get what I mean. What models are they?
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#8
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Yeah, definitely a quality difference. I wanna get their Burns Tri-Sonics replicas...


I'm thinking of getting a Strat and fitting it out with them
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#10
Theres nothing wrong with swimming pool routes. SRV had a guitar with the same thing. Your not taking out enough wood to make a difference anyway. The only thing that it will do is take out the wood in between the pickups which will give it a little different effect on the magnetic pull of the pickups. Even then its nothing major. Since the pickguard you have is HH the pickups will be spaced enough for little interference from the pickups magnetic fields. Since you already got the piguard, go ahead and do it. But my only suggestion is try and do a really good routing job. Even though it will be covered up by the pickguard, it will get to you knowing whats underneath if it doesnt look good.
#11
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Ya, that's my plan...*high five*

It's a pity I can't get them in Australia (from my ten minutes of research anyway).
I'm seriously considering going to the States, loading up on guitar gear and flying home straight away.
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#13
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Yeah, that is a shame. So what's the deal with the taxes and nothing being able to be shipped over there and all that jazz?
And...WD Music doesn't ahip to you Aussies?


I haven't really looked into it a lot, but I'm assuming that you would get charged a decent amount in import duty taxes and such. I'm sure that shipping in stuff from overseas is possible, but I'm not too comfortable with ordering from non-Australian sites yet. Oh, not having a credit card doesn't help either
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#15
okay...it's done...and i cut a place in the middle for my hot rail that was in the bridge...i'm stringing it up right now...and i hope it sounds good...i'll let you know in a few minutes...