#1
Right, i've found a good deal on a used fender h/s/s strat but i was wondering, because i'm not too keen on that configureation, how easy would it be to change the configuration to a s/s/s?

would i need to do any excess routing?
or could i simply replace the humbucker with a single and get a new scratch plate?

i'm new to all the customizing business if you hadn't already guess lol
cheers
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#2
yes.just a new pickguard and pup (duh), because the bodys is already routed for the bigger humbucker pup.
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#3
no, just new pickguard
but you probably want that humbucker, just for the option of using a humbucker
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#5
Easiest fix would be just getting a loaded pickguard so that you dont have to re-wire anything. Then you could either keep the stock pickguard to change when you're feeling sassy, or just sell it to help offset the cost of the new pickguard. The s/s/s config will fit since like said before the guitar already has a larger hole routed in that spot to accommodate the 'bucker. Just make sure with getting any new pickguard that it matches your guitar and has the same number and placement of screw holes... its not fun drilling up your guitar when you don't have to
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#6
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Easiest fix would be just getting a loaded pickguard so that you dont have to re-wire anything. Then you could either keep the stock pickguard to change when you're feeling sassy, or just sell it to help offset the cost of the new pickguard. The s/s/s config will fit since like said before the guitar already has a larger hole routed in that spot to accommodate the 'bucker. Just make sure with getting any new pickguard that it matches your guitar and has the same number and placement of screw holes... its not fun drilling up your guitar when you don't have to


I disagree. A preloaded pickguard is usually more than $100, or if you buy a cheap Guitar Fetish one you probably won't get the best pickups. And you'll still have to solder to wires to the input jack, which would happen for a single coil anyway. So eitherway you'll have to solder the same amount of stuff, and you can get a much better single coil.
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#7
ah cheers guys =]
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Fender USA strat

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#8
Why not do the Johnny Obvious and get a coil tap?

The wiring would be harder, but once done it would be sorted.

One would think that it would be fairly cheap to implement, too.
#10
if the humbucker has 4 wires you might as well just keep it and wire it for series, parrallel, coil cut, and then also wire it out of phase in series. I did this to my strat and yes I have a million switches but I also have a million sounds.

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