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Old January 27th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help me change the look of my Strat

Gonna put some new pickups in soon,maybe wire for bridge tone & install a better trem block in this old MIM.
Im kinda bored with the white scheme. What pickguard/pickup color/knob combinations would you consider?

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Old January 27th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old January 27th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The most common on the natural wood is all black
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Old January 27th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was debating all black or tortise with white pups and knobs.
Pretty sure Im going all black tho. The tortise/white might be a little busy.
One thing for sure, no pearloid.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you changing the body or just the scratchplate? If just the plate I'd vote for black with white knobs/pups. And the GFS trem block really made my MIM sound better, for about 1/5 the cost of the Callaham one.

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Old January 27th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Black pg and aged white pu covers and knobs would be very nice.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cream pickguard, knobs, etc. would look pretty sick IMO. I'll assume the fretboard is rosewood, a rosewood pickguard could look pretty cool. Would probably have to find some knobs of the same wood and get black or brown pickup covers to make that scheme work.
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Black pg and aged white pu covers and knobs would be very nice.
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My vote as well.
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tortoise guard all the way!! Cream knobs and covers optional. I just changed the guard on my Inca Silver Road Worn from black to tortoise, and it really changed it for the better. I don't have any cream knobs and covers, but I may go that way.
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Coincidentally, I was watching a video earlier today and was struck by the all-black pickguard/pickups/knobs/switch tip...

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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Decided to go all black.
I ordered a blackout kit from mojotone, (pickup covers, backplate, knobs, switch & trem arm tip). Along with a Fender replacement black pickguard.
Will post a pic when I get it done.
Some pickups and a GFS trem block might come later.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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paint the body and head cap
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Right after I placed the order I saw this. Tempting but a little over the top I think.
Cant get the pic to post, but heres the link. Black/Silver Paisley
http://www.allparts.com/PG-0552-042-...rd_p_2587.html
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That could turn out pretty cool or a nightmare bordering on pearloid proportions.. either way I bet you'd eventually get sick of looking at it, traditional black never goes out of style
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:10 AM   #17 (permalink)
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All black plastics on a natural finish is one of my favourite looks on a Strat.
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Black pg and stay with the white covers. Strat pups look cool ans should stand out.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Right after I placed the order I saw this. Tempting but a little over the top I think.
Cant get the pic to post, but heres the link. Black/Silver Paisley
http://www.allparts.com/PG-0552-042-...rd_p_2587.html
I think that could only work on Black,White or Silver.
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...traditional black never goes out of style
It does if you don't like the looks of '70s Strats, and fast.
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