Squier Telecaster Standard (Indonesia) pickguard

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by TheDams, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. TheDams

    TheDams Tele-Meister

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    Hi Guys,

    Happy 2019 !

    I own, as a backup, a Squier Tele Standard (2018 Indonesia), which BTW is an excellent guitar for the price.

    It is stock, and I intend to keep it that way as it doesn't really need mods (even the stock AL V pups a really decent).

    I just want to swap pickguard (don't care much for that shiny white), for a 1 ply black (or 3 ply).

    Now, I know the Squier parts are mostly different from US or MiM Std (bridge plate and such).

    I'd like to find a black guard that is a direct fit for a Squier Std (8 holes pattern, PU mounts holes, etc.), and of course, that is NOT $50.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks !
     
  2. Fretman67

    Fretman67 TDPRI Member

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    Not sure if I'm able to post a retailers website but if you PM me I can give you the info.
     
  3. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

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    to be honest, I've changed a few pickguards over the years, and the worst thing that happened was one screwhole being just a little bit off... Filled it and redrilled
     
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  4. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    I have fitted standard pickguards to my Squier Standard, with few problems with the screwholes, I think on one of them I had to loosen the control plate to fit it.

    The main hassle is the overhang of the 22 fret neck and feeding the guard under that

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  5. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Fleabay has a massive range of guards for around $10 bucks delivered from China. Buy from the sellers with really high sales numbers and good feedback. The guards I have bought, around 5 now have all been great and fit Fender tele's well with no mods required.
     
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    Try musiclily. They have a website, and they are also readily available on Amazon. I've purchased Tele pickguards from them that fit on both a MIM and Squier Bullet Tele. Huge selection of colors and inexpensive.
     
  7. TheDams

    TheDams Tele-Meister

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys ;)
     
  8. TheDams

    TheDams Tele-Meister

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    3 weeks later, here is the result (really crappy pic... sorry about that !)

    Pickguard 1 ply, mat black.

    So, it is my backup Tele (#1 is an American Special)

    Re-did the electronics (250k CTS, CRL selector)

    Pickups are Slicks Fullerton (truly amazing for the price... one of these "hidden gems" in the world of pickups)

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  9. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Famous last words ;).

    Another victim of the irresistible "modding bug." [EDIT - you forgot to mention the new knobs and strap locks!]
    I agree the stock pickups in these are really nice but who can resist, with Tele's being so easy and simple to work on. This is a great guitar and I hope you enjoy it a lot. I think the necks on the Squier Standard Teles are just about perfect for me. I actually copy their dimensions when I build my own custom necks.
    I would consider a treble bleed circuit like Fender is using on the American Professional Teles - a .0012uf cap and 150K resistor in parallel, but with a 20K resistor in series with the .0012/150K combo. 20K attached to the first volume lug, the .0012/150K combo to the second. Works very nicely all up and down the volume sweep with a nicer taper than just a .001/150K parallel which is what I normally use. I just soldered up a bunch of these new ones after playing a friend's Am Pro that he had me put a 4-way in, but I have not installed them in anything yet - looking forward to it.

    Cheers,
    Rex
     
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  10. TheDams

    TheDams Tele-Meister

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    :D

    Well, as for the mods for electronics, I found that I didn’t really care for the 500k pots. I put a pair of 250k i had in my spare parts bin.

    I have the Slick pickups from a previous Slick Tele... just wanted to give them a try in the Squier, and actually liked them on that guitar ;)

    [edit: I ALWAYS put strap locks on my axes... and the knobs, well, I had to find knobs that fit CTS, these where parts from my previous Twin Reverb]
     
  11. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Oh now you're sounding defensive, and I was just ribbing you about the "keeping it stock" quote. I think everything you did is just great, and you'll like the treble bleed too. That, and a cap in the .022uf range seem to me to go a long way to making your volume and tone knobs way more useful. Did you note what the original cap value was/is?

    Mod on,
    Rex
     
  12. TheDams

    TheDams Tele-Meister

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    Don't get me wrong, I am not at all on the defensive :D, I was just explaining the reason for my mods...

    As for the cap, I already put a .022uf ;)

    But I don't want a treble bleed (well, I don't feel the need for it ;))
     
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