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Strat Wiring Diagram Schematic?

Stratocaster guitar wiring mods and upgrades.

This is a huge post with lots of resource links. Look around because we've found some cool stuff!

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Anatomical illustration of the reproductive system of one Stratus Castoris Erectus.

Fender Guitar Parts at The STRATosphere
The STRATosphere Store
Fender factory parts, bodies, necks, new, NOS, pre-owned.

(See our recommendations) (support-wiring diagram pdf's including Eric Johnson config.)

Seymour Duncan Wiring Diagrams -  DOZENS of diagrams! - Billy Penn provides tons of resources on guitar & amp maint., repair, set-up, restoration, etc. -(includes orientation on how to read schematics & symbols) (wiring mods & tricks for tone geeks) (Tons of guitar maintenance and mod tips!)
Quieting the Beast (Strat shielding-grounding tutorial from

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Merchants, suppliers & links for all your Strat makeover, upgrade, hot rod, mods and hardware needs:


The STRATosphere - Stocking Eric Johnson loaded pickguards

GuitarFetish Guitar Parts for DIY

Guitar Fetish - Tons of hardware & electronics for most guitars.

Tricked Out Guitar - Get configs with Tonestyler tone controls

TONE CAP RESOURCES - info. about tone capacitors, treble bleed kits and the easiest ways to find & test the right caps for your tone.

Sprague Orange Drop caps

Bodies, Hardware & Electronics

eric johnson strat body loadedNew genuine Fender pre-wired, loaded Eric Johnson Bodies. Convert your EJ RW to Burst!
(In Stock - The STRATosphere)

The STRATosphere
"Genuine Fender parts & worldwide shipping at The STRATosphere. Our store specializes in USA Fender Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster, & Bass guitar parts: necks, bodies, hardware, pickups, & cases. Buy deluxe, vintage, custom shop, & modern models 24/7. Get the best Fender quality only at The STRATosphere!"


Picker's Parts - Denver based supplier for guitar hardware and electronics. Lots of Fender stuff, including necks and bodies. Other top brand components too. Long established with tons of good customer feedback.

Vision Guitar San Jose, CA
Large selection of guitar parts, hardware, electronics, pickups, accessories. Stocking Fralin/CTS blender pots for Strats.

Bodies, Necks, HDWR, Electronics, Unfinished, Finished, Relic'd, etc!

Search term "Stratocaster kit" at eBay reveals a bunch of cool stuff for the DIY'er!   
Stratocaster DIY Guitar Kit

MJT kits (see below these pics)

We also ran into a store called MJT Aged Guitar Finishes who supply parts and kits in various stages of finish, depending on how much you wanna do yourself and/or your budget.

  Antique Vintage Guitars Info. -- Best resource on vintage Fender finish colors and history.

Tuning Machines Resource Links

Gotoh staggered locking tuners
Gotoh Vintage SD91HAPM Locking tuners
A tuner upgrade that makes sense! Adjustable height staggered posts with locking capability but not the extra locking thumb wheel that ruins the vintage look.

Slider's Vintage Classic 59's PickupsSlider's Vintage Classic 59's
Here are some Strat coils many people like:

DiMarzio - HS-2 We only include this one as a bridge position suggestion as Eric Johnson uses the HS-2 in one of his 57's. The HS-2 is stacked (a humbucker) which EJ wires for single coil. Yeah, it's an EJ thing, okay... So do your research.

Slider's Vintage Classic pickups are available through their eBay user account: sliderspickups . Rod "Slider" McQueen builds one set at a time. The pickups are vintage reproductions with NOS wire, rounded edge bakelite covers and vintage magnets which Slider charges and matches to each set. Any sets that aren't pre-sold are listed at eBay. IF NONE LISTED, KEEP CHECKING BACK! McQueen has been featured at ToneQuest Report and is 100% rated at eBay, where his item descriptions are heavily detailed.

KGH Brass Strat Trem BlockKiller Guitar Compents "KGC" machined bell brass hi-resonance trem blocks.

Killer Guitar Components - Specializing in hi-grade machined brass trem blocks for superior Strat tone & sustain. Tell 'em Stratoblogster sent ya!

GUITARFETISH STORE - Stocking a variety of guitar upgrade items. Check their Electronics section for interesting pre-amp and onboard mid-boost products for Strats!

Raw Vintage Trem Springs & Saddles

Guitar Parts And More hardware & guitar kits-- ALLPARTS Dealer.

Suhr BPSSC - BPSSC stands for Back Plate Silent Single Coil. This is a major upgrade for Stratocaster & Strat-type guitars. Removes all 60hz hum without degrading signal. Recommended by Scott Henderson.

Tremol-No Tremolno Guitar Trem Device No, Mercedes Benz hasn't started making disposable shavers...

Tricked Out Guitar is still selling Tremol-No units for under $50, including free shipping! That's the best deal-- check around yourself!

Purple Pearl Pickguard

Guitar Parts Online
- The largest selection of Stat pickguards on eBay.

pin_up girl strat pickguardRockin' Billy's

Rockin' Billy's Guitar Parts - (aka Greasy Groove) Pin-up decals and thousands of graphics pickguards. Click pickguards in their menu, then Strat Pickguards subcategory!

Tricked Out Guitar has parts and hardware for tricking out your Strat. Product lines include: Allparts, Q-Parts, Stellartone, Lindy Fralin, TV Jones, Seymour Duncan, Wilkinson, Mighty-Mite, Fender, Gibson, Custom Shop and more. They're also a dealer for STELLARTONE TONESTYLER Pots. Be sure to check out TOG's custom prewired pickguard assemblies in several yummy flavors.

Exotic wood Musikraft finish Strat-Tele NeckCustom Musikraft exotic wood necks by Jamerson-Guitars

Jamerson-Guitars a Top-rated Seller, is Fender licensed Musikraft's Official eBay "Custom Shop". Besides maple, these guys make necks from striped figured ebony, zebrawood, cocobolo and more!

Pin-up Decal School Girl"Schoolgirl" by artist Keith Garvey
2.5" x 6" clear vinyl static decal

Vintage Pin-up Decals - Directory for classic waterslide decals, including How-To links for applying decals, graphics and refinishing your guitar.

Protect your tone with good cable!

George L's Deluxe Purple kit w/black capsGeorge L's Deluxe Purple kit w/black caps - In Stock: Al's Music Source

Mogami 2524 Silent 10' w/Neutrik plugsMogami 2524 Silent 10' w/Neutrik plugs - In Stock: NY Pro Audio Cables

Here's a couple suppliers for really good guitar cable who stock friggin' tons of the stuff! Or maybe I should say miles of it.

Al's Music Source - California based supplier, claims to have the largest George L's inventory "on the planet". The George L's deluxe kits are currently available in black, blue, purple & red with various combos of caps colors -- and Al's has it all in stock.

NY Pro Audio Cables - Huge East Coast cable outfit with lots of Mogami cable that they terminate in-house with Neutrik plugs. Other top cable brands also available.

Eric Johnson uses George L's, and Scott Henderson is a big fan of Mogami cable. Either way you can't go wrong. East or West Coast.

Guitar Builder & Luthier Tools & Supplies Complete eBay category results

Wilkinson WVC SB Chrome USA Strat Retrofit at AZ Guitar Parts

AZ GUITAR PARTS - Bridges, Pickguards, Pickups, Tuners, Plates, and Necks.

Pro Rock Gear - Parts source for Wilkinson & Floyd Rose bridge/trem systems.

ebay MIM Strat search
Cheaper, used "made in Mexico" or "MIM" Strats make great DIY upgrade projects!

VACUUM TUBES & AMP PARTS DIRECTORY - Includes NOS tubes suppliers.


Fret MD: Electric Guitar and Bass Setup and Maintenance (DVD)

Free resources for guitar and/or amp wiring schematics: (support-wiring diagram pdf's including Eric Johnson config.)
Fender American Design Experience - Config & order your Fender guitar factory direct. -(includes orientation on how to read schematics & symbols) (wiring mods & tricks for tone geeks) (Tons of guitar maintenance and mod tips!)
Quieting the Beast (Strat shielding-grounding tutorial from
Seymour Duncan Wiring Diagrams - Page is LOADED with DOZENS schematics!
Strat Pickup Replacement - video tutorial by SEYMOUR DUNCAN!!!
JASON LOLLAR STRAT PICKUP Installation & Adjustment Videos
Strat Build Tutorial (Ron Kirn takes you Step by Step)
Ron Kirn Templates (Premier Guitar contributor Dirk Wacker's site)
DIYguitarist - Guitar maintenance & repair resources. - The absolute best soldering tech tutorial videos. Fill any gaps in your soldering savvy!!!

Fret MD (Forum & help on guitar-bass set-up issues) (DIY Strat build documentary blog)
The Stagemaster Project (documentary project blog)
John Fisher builds a Strat "The Hard Way" (DIY, SRV Strat Video Series)

STRAT TREM SET-UP - Video by Italian wizard luthier Galaezzo Frudua showing how to make your standard Strat trem stay in tune like a Floyd Rose without locking nut or tuners. Watch for yourself!!!

CARL VERHEYEN TREM SET-UP - Watch how Carl set's up his Strat trems, plus full painstaking post video analysis by TGP members.

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