Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard

(6 customer reviews)

$420.00$440.00

Transform your HSS Stratocaster into the powerhouse of your dreams with our HSS Prewired Split Blade Strat Pickguard. Instantly achieve world-class Fralin tone and discover what you’ve been missing. Expertly crafted using the highest-quality materials possible, we guarantee that our HSS Prewired Strat Pickguard will inspire you for years to come.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

Split Blade Radius * 

Most vintage-style guitars are using the Round radius. Modern guitars are usually using a Medium radius. Guitars with a very flat fingerboard or compound radius work best with the Flat radius.

Add a Cover To Humbucker?

Customize your look further. Matching screws included.

Pickguard Add-Ons

Choose between a variety of Add Ons to further personalize and enhance your Prewired Pickguard. Choose if you want our Volume Kit, a separate Output Jack, or Screws.

Volume Pot Push Pull Modifications

Add even further functionality to your guitar with a Volume Pot Push Pull Pot modification. Choose between the Bright Switch, our Push Pull Volume Kit Mod, or a simple Coil Split.

Tone Pot Push Pull Pot Modifications

Add even further functionality to your guitar with a Tone Pot modification. Choose between the Bright Switch and Two-Tone Cap Mod.

Tone Cap

Select your Tone Cap(s). Please be sure to let us know where each tone cap goes if selecting different values. If selecting higher output pickups, be advised the Magic Cap will not work normally.

Tremolo Cover

Include a matching Tremolo Cover? This Tremolo Cover is an American Standard version and features one large hole for strings to go through.

Include Plastic Knobs

These knobs work on Split Shaft Pots only.

Additional Info:

To speed up your pickguard, please include any additional information here. If you have selected more than one Tone Cap, let us know where each value goes.

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn More



Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard INFO:

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Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard FEATURES:

What’s the difference between this pickguard and our Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard? Split Blades! Experience the ultimate in 100% noise-free operation with our Prewired HSS Split Blade Strat Pickguard. At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound your best. With our Prewired HSS Split Blade Pickguard, you can rest assured that you will have the best-sounding pickups available, with the highest-quality parts on the market. And the best part? You get to design it. We guarantee that the unique tone and look will continue to empower you to sound your best.

  • Designed by you, expertly crafted by us: the ultimate “Build Your Own” Stratocaster Pickguard
  • USA-Made pickups & electronics for superior quality and tone
  • Incredibly easy to install – only 3 wires to connect
  • Hand-wired with USA-Made vintage cloth lead for a traditional look
  • Fully customize your appearance, tone, and wiring for a truly personalized HSS Strat Pickguard
  • Hand-assembled signed and dated by our pickguard craftsman
  • Backed by our 10-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship

Sound & Look

With our pickguards, you can choose different combinations to personalize your tone. From traditional to unique, we have many options available. HSS Strat Pickguards can sound a bit daunting, as getting Single Coils and Humbuckers to play nicely can be tricky. Rest assured, our Split Blades solve that problem! We have four Split Blades outputs, and each output sounds great on either 250K, 300K, or 500K pots. 

  • Vintage and High Output Split Blades sound great on 300K pots. They are a great match with a Sunbucker, Big Single 42, a or Sunbucker Blues in the Bridge.
  • Blues Split Blades sound clean and clear on 500K pots, making them ideal for pairing with Humbuckers. For instance, choosing a Blues output Neck and Middle will be a great pairing with a Pure PAF or Modern PAF Bridge.
  • Super High Output Split Blades are the fattest, loudest Split Blade model. These will sound great with a Modern PAF or the High Output Humbucker.

Wiring

Truly personalize your Strat by customizing your wiring! Here’s when you can choose how you want your Strat to act and feel. As a starting point, let’s break down a Standard Stratocaster Wiring Scheme: 

  • Master Volume
  • Neck & Middle Tone (0.2 Cap)
  • Bridge Tone (0.2 Cap)

If you would like to customize this at all, consider adding aPush-Pull Pot Mods, or the Blender Pot instead of a Bridge Tone. We also have push-pull pot modifications available!

Push Pull Volume Kit:

This modification engages the volume kit when you pull up. It’s great if you like the Volume Kit mod, but want to choose when you want to engage it.

Bright Switch:

The Bright Switch puts your guitar into “Turbo Mode” when pulled up. It basically connects your pickups directly to the output jack. It does not work on 500K pots.

Coil Split:

This coil-split will split your Humbucker in the Bridge position. Splitting your humbucker will leave you with the Screw Coil, and send the Slug Coil to Ground.

Two-Tone Cap Push-Pull Mod:

Pretty self-explanatory! Select up to two-tone caps, and choose which one you want to use.

Please use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to let us know which cap you want in the “Down” position, and which cap you want in the “Up” position.

 

Add Ons

We have a ton of add-ons available for your pickguard. Want to coil-split your bridge pickup? How about our Volume Kit? Need new pickguard screws? Just let us know!

KNOBS:

Available Knob Colors

MATCHING BACKPLATES:

Complete your look with a matching backplate for your Strat. We have matching backplates for all of our pickguard colors.

Fralin Pickups Matching Backplates

 

Installation

Check out our installation guide below to put your new pickguard in! With 20 minutes a few easy steps, you can get your pickguard in your guitar and start rocking out with some of the best sounding pickups in the world!

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FAQs

  • How long will my Pickguard take? Since we’re building it from scratch, give us about 7-10 days to put it together. We will always try to get it out beforehand.
  • Can you wire it up without the Pickguard? As it turns out, No. Purchase a pickguard, and pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your own pickguard. It’s too time consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid pickguard.
  • Can I return my Pickguard? No. Since these are so custom and made to order, all pickguard sales are final, and not available for exchange or return.
  • What output should I choose? For simplicity, we recommend the Stock Output. However, you can always request something different. Let us know in the notes field.
  • What Pots should I use? Unless choosing a Sunbucker as a Bridge Pickup, go with 500K pots. For your Split Blades, try to choose between the Blues and Super High Output Split Blades.
  • What if I don’t see exactly what I want? Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests.
  • What does a Magic Cap do? Our Magic Cap is a very low capacitance tone cap. It might not be noticeable with Humbuckers.
  • What does a Blender Pot do? Our Blender Pot takes the place of Tone #2, and it allows you to blend between the Neck and Bridge. You can get all 3 pickups on with a Blender Pot.
  • Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts? Our pickguards have metal shielding that connects the metal parts together. That way, we don’t need to use jumper wires.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

6 reviews for Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard

  1. Tsuyoshi Ishida
    Verified Buyer

    great!

    Simply the best set of pickups I have ever purchased! Many thanks ???

  2. Pedro Armenta
    Verified Buyer

    The wiring itself was beautiful which made installation a breeze. Most importantly, the pickups sound amazing and are incredibly versatile!

  3. Jason Hamilton
    Verified Buyer

    Awesome pups!

    These things sound fantastic. Very clean/articulate tight sound. The customer service to help transfer to a new pickguard was unreal. Great company!

  4. James Nardi
    Verified Buyer

    The Tone Coaches Win Again?
    This is my second set up pick-ups from Lindy Fralin. Years ago I tried a set of vintage strat pups and they’re the best.
    I emailed the Tone Team at LF exactly what I was looking for based on what I was playing. I wanted an HSS to get the best of noiseless strat and ’59 Humbucker in the same set. I wanted similar volume outputs to represent each of the tonal needs. I got exactly what I needed. There’s so much flexibility in this setup. In addition to great tone, the sustain on the Humbucker goes for days. The pre-wired solution made the install easy peasy, and I liked the fact that it was wired upright.

    In addition to delivering a great product. The communication response was timely and pro level. Including the order follow up and notifications.

    Thanks, Team Fralin!

  5. Norman Trahan
    Verified Buyer

    Why did i wait so long
    The H-S-S config I got is just incredible, I put it in my 97′ Fender Strat plus. This Strat new came with lace sensors which I replaced soon after with some Fender Vintage noiseless pups….now those pups were nice but over the years I went to a Dimarzio HS 2 in the neck and an HS 3 bridge, middle was a Seymour Duncan Vintage Rail….and that set up was OK but it was missing something. Previously I bought the Fralin split blades for my Warmoth Tele and I really like them, so I made the move to get the Split Blades for my Strat, but I wanted the move to be worth it from what I was replacing…..So i went all out and got the PAF dual humbucker in the bridge with two split blades in neck and middle. I also got a master Tone and a blender pot…..and Wow! what a difference it made on this 9.5lb Strat…..it was worth the move! I got it prewired and i’m glad I did, their work is really clean……Nice job guys!

  6. John O’Connor
    Verified Buyer

    If you want the best you go to the best!
    This is the 3rd or 4th set of p/u’s I have purchased from Lindy. They always sound great. I have purchased this one already wired and the workmanship is outstanding. I had purchased early the tele 4 way switch and controls which was excellent also.

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NOTES ON COLOR:
  • Please note that while we strive to provide the most accurate color representation possible, different computer monitors, manufacturer dye lots, and other circumstances may prevent the color from matching perfectly.
  • Since we cannot guarantee color matching, we cannot provide a return to you if you are unhappy with the color matching of our Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard.
HARNESSES:
  • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard. Due to various guitar and instrument designs, we cannot guarantee that our parts will fit properly, and due to this, we do not offer Wiring Harnesses.
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