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Fender074

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Hey guys, I got a strat from a friend and it came with HSS configuration I want to change it too SSS :) Apart from eBay is there a shop online or anywhere I can buy just a single coil bridge pickup for my it? Preferably Fender so its a matched set, and apart from another pick guard is there anything else I need to buy to do the conversion?

Thanks for any response in advance
:beer
 

doc

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The obvious problem without changing the pickguard is that a single coil won't fit the humbucker hole. The two approaches left to solve this would be to get a humbucker to single coil adapter mounting or to go with a humbucker sized P90. I at one point thought about doing something similar, so I know the adapters exist, but I don't remember where I found it - Google is your buddy.
 

tamader74

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Pickguard, order from Fender (Mr. Gearhead), because to get the color match with your other plastic parts. With a Strat.,if you WANT to change the color, you will have to order the p-guard kit (w/backplate), and the Strat. acc. kit (all the other plastic parts)...routing don't much matter, You didn't say what model/year you have, Your guitar may be 'swimming pool' routed. Tom
 

gulliver

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Hey thannks for your response :) would something like this do the trick? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170920793183
Just keep an eye on the emporium, SSS guards pop up all the time. The swap is easy, just make sure you have the correct screw type, Fender made a few different types through the years.

I've actually have one more SSS to convert to HSS, I'm loving PAFs, and you just can't get that same tone from a SC if you're playing with some gain. Put a Suhr SSV humbucker in that thing and you'll see what I mean.
 

Summa

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I suggest getting a loaded pickguard with the pickups you want. Makes the swap much easier and you can always swap back if you need to.
 

Fender074

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Its a Fender Deluxe Player 2006 model with Loaded fat strat pickguard pickups etc.
What does swimming pool routed mean? Sorry for my ignorance in advance and thanks for everyones input :)
 






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