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Help me change the look of my Strat

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

  1. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Tele-Afflicted

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    May 25, 2010
    North Alabama
    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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  2. itsGreg

    itsGreg Tele-Holic

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Glasgow, Scotland
    If it were me, black everything.

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  3. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    The most common on the natural wood is all black
     
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  5. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Poster Extraordinaire

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  6. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Tele-Afflicted

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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.
     
  7. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2010
    Erin Prarie, WI
    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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  8. 61fury

    61fury Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 28, 2009
    knoxville, TN
    Black pg and aged white pu covers and knobs would be very nice.
     
  9. prubin0718

    prubin0718 Tele-Meister

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    Nov 4, 2012
    new york
    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.
     
  10. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012
    +1.
    My vote as well.
     
  11. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    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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  12. syrynx

    syrynx Tele-Afflicted

    Coincidentally, I was watching a video earlier today and was struck by the all-black pickguard/pickups/knobs/switch tip...

     
  13. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Tele-Afflicted

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    May 25, 2010
    North Alabama
    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.
     
  14. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 22, 2012
    somewhereville
    paint the body and head cap
     
  15. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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  16. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Tele-Afflicted

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  17. CrisHendrix

    CrisHendrix Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2011
    Plano, TX
    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
     
  18. Matthias

    Matthias Tele-Holic

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    Jun 30, 2003
    UK
    All black plastics on a natural finish is one of my favourite looks on a Strat.
     
  19. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire

    Black pg and stay with the white covers. Strat pups look cool ans should stand out.
     
  20. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
  21. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 5, 2009
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    It does if you don't like the looks of '70s Strats, and fast.
     
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