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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by teleforumnoob, Jan 27, 2013.

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    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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    If it were me, black everything.

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    The most common on the natural wood is all black
     
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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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    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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    Black pg and aged white pu covers and knobs would be very nice.
     
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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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    +1.
    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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    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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    paint the body and head cap
     
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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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    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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    It does if you don't like the looks of '70s Strats, and fast.
     
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