- 22 fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
- auto locking tuners
- basswood body with Union Jack design collage
3 Single Coil Pickups Wilkinson kind MWHS
- MWHSN 5.6K DC ( Neck)
- MWHSM 5.6K DC (Middle)
- MWHSB 6.1K DC ( Bridge)
Parallel / Series Switch add three additional sounds
Parallel position delivers the five traditional Stratocaster positions. The series option offers three additional combinations that turn single coils into humbuckers.
Five positions in parallel
- Middle / bridge
Five positions in Serie
- Neck and middle in series
- Neck and middle in parallel with the bridge in series
- Neck and bridge in series
Varitone 6 position
Here are the six this capacitor values
- Direct Through
Direct Through is a capacitor free position on the VariTone.The sound goes directly to the amp without any alteration. That is the natural sound of your pickups. The sound is more treble and powerful. This is very interesting for lead sound, especially with heavy distortions.
Note that the Direct Through position is not adjustable by the tone knob.
Warm / bright / warm switch
This switch with three positions can boost the bass by adding a 200k or 100k resistor in parallel with the volume knob. It changes the value of the volume control when the resistors are selected. The potentiometer value being lower than traditional setting, the sound is warmer and less treble.
- Position 1: 200k resistance. The volume knob is turned into 111K
- Position 2 or middle: off system. The volume pot is 250K
- Position 3: 100k resistance. The volume knob is turned into 71K
Vibrato is fitted as standard downward position, but I can adjust the floating position if you wish.
I am a specialist to adjust traditional Fender vibrato in floating position without the guitar goes out of tune. The setting is totally different, and I have to adjust the hight of the strings and intonation. That’s why you must mention it when you order the guitar.
This video is a demo of the loaded pickguard installed on this guitar
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