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> Going From Ordinary Strat To Fatstrat, As easy as I believe?
post Sep 6 2009, 05:42 PM
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Hi there guys!

As some of you may know, I`m currently modifying one of my older guitars, an Aria stratcopy.

What I wondered is, since the pickups are attached in the pickguard, and not the body (since it just a "hole"), can I turn it to a fatstrat just by getting me a HSS pickguard tongue.gif ?

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post Sep 6 2009, 05:46 PM
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Remove you pickguard and look if there is a cavity big enough for a humbucker below it.

If yes, just buy another pickuard and put a humbucker in. If no, you have to do some woodwork...


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post Sep 7 2009, 01:02 AM
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As Zakk said: remove the pickguard and check for the cavity. If it is single coil sized:

1. take a drill
2. buy a matching tip (check the picture, it's one of those in the lower section to the left)

3. tape the body around the cavity
4. expand the cavity with the drill
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post Sep 7 2009, 12:25 PM
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I have American Standard strat, with single coils. When I removed the pickguard, I discovered that the hole for the bridge pickup was sized for a humbucker. I didn´t like that, because i don´t plan on having buckers in it. So check under the pickguard!!

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