This came back today, new and "improved". Originally pawn store bought, volume pot broken, bought loaded Squier Standard pickguard from Reverb, swapped the electronics into the original pickguard, body routed to fit the hardware, new output jack, all hooked up and ready to go. Was a bit confused at first, it's been years since I've touched a strat that wasn't modified heavily, so there'll be a learning curve regarding tone controls for neck THEN middle, not middle then neck, as it should logically be. But once I find a good position for both, I'll rarely change them again. Small issue, bottom E is VERY loose. However, it just means the difference between me playing like an idiot or playing sensibly. But it stays in tune, so I'm happy with it. Also, I'm thinking now that I know about the kitchen scourer trick, I'm probably never going to have another "gloss" finish on a guitar again.