#1
I have a fender Stratocaster HH (http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/4/9/7/327497.jpg) and i put Zakk Wylde Custom EMGs in it for Xmas, but im not 100 percent sure how to change the batteries, i know i need to remove the face plate (remove the old strings, remove the screws) but how do i get the Tone and volume knobs out of the way, and do i need to worry about the Pickup Selector/how do i get around that?
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#2
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#4
The pickup selector/pots are mounted onto the pickgaurd (you call it face plate) so when you remove that from the body they'll come off with it
#5
Damn that would suck if you put on a fresh set of strings and the battery died.
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#6
the one reason I wouldnt put emgs into a strat. The whole bother of taking it apart to change a damn battery lol!

^^He said all that was needed to know. Good luck with it.
#7
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Damn that would suck if you put on a fresh set of strings and the battery died.

I've taken the pickguard off mine many times and still saved the strings. It's not that hard, just they'll be all curly at the end and you have to make sure they straighten out while they're going in.
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#8
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I've taken the pickguard off mine many times and still saved the strings. It's not that hard, just they'll be all curly at the end and you have to make sure they straighten out while they're going in.

Or, if you're as bad as me, you'll either losen them enough to slip the pickguard assembly out from under them while they're still on, you just unbolt the neck while they're very loose (handy if you need to shim the neck, check the 'lectronics, and save strings!)
#9
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Or, if you're as bad as me, you'll either losen them enough to slip the pickguard assembly out from under them while they're still on, you just unbolt the neck while they're very loose (handy if you need to shim the neck, check the 'lectronics, and save strings!)

Haha true, that works too! I'm just too lazy to take off the neck, plus I'm paranoid I'm going to break it haha
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#11
I don't know about you guys, but I'd put the battery in the trem compartment.
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#12
^ +1

I was just thinking that. Was staring at my strat thinking there should be enough room for it. Just have to make sure it's either screwed in, or attached in some other fairly secured manner so you don't get any rattle from it.
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#13
I got that same set, in my SG but i've never had any trouble with my battery, it sits right in between the four pots, then again idk how much space is at the back of a Strat.
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#15
It's easiest to put it in your electronics compartment; unobtrusive, and you only need to touch it once a year if that anyway.
#17
i wouldnt suggest the unbolting the neck method. The threads get more and more damaged every time you unscrew/screw into them.
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#18
Quote by elchico04
i wouldnt suggest the unbolting the neck method. The threads get more and more damaged every time you unscrew/screw into them.

*Shrug. So does every single pickguard, bridgeplate, strap button, and input jack screw. Toothpicks and glue, and you're good as new.
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ok how did u do that?
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#20
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ok how did u do that?
I wired the clip so that it goes through the hole where the trem claw wire goes. And then I just wedged the battery in there.
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#21
Quote by JimPlaysGuitar
I wired the clip so that it goes through the hole where the trem claw wire goes. And then I just wedged the battery in there.



You sir, are an intelligent man.
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#22
lol...i read jims post as 'i killed two stones with one bird' the first time...and yeh, do the trem thing..

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