Upgrade your axe with top of the range components, and an awesome set of Tonerider Single-coil Pickups
We've got together with the guys at Tonerider to offer a range of scratchplates loaded with all the elctronics you'd find in a high end Fender, plus a choice of high quality pickups. If you're looking for an instant no mess upgrade for your axe, then this is the easiest way to do it.
Choose from a wide range of scratchplate colours, then select pickup covers and knobs and we'll assemble eveything for you here in our workshop.
All the electrics are top-of-the-range USA Made parts which include:
1 x Genuine CRL 5-way switch
3 x Genuine CTS Vintage dimple back 250 pots
1 x Genuine Sprague Orange Drop Caps 0.022uf
Vintage push-back cloth wire
1 x Mono output jack socket
All silver soldered throughout
About the pickups
The City Limits set is designed to offer guitarists a hotter Stratocaster sound with unrivalled versatility. The neck and mid pickups are wound to emulate the sought-after “overwound” late 50's-style pickups that vintage collectors have found to have a rich piano-like bass and thick trebles – a tone that has become known as the "Texas" sound.
The bridge pickup, however, is a departure from the standard winds and is overwound with lighter gauge AWG43 gauge wire to over 8.7k for a more modern soloing sound when used with gain or distortion, without a harsh top end. Due to advances in string technology and the wider range of modern guitar necks, the City Limits set uses our unique "Modified Vintage Stagger" polepiece magnet array allowing for near perfect string-to-string balance on the greatest range of instruments possible. Get them in any Strat and find that hotter, fatter Texas tone you’ve been waiting for.
Thick bass, strong mids and a tight compressed treble attack.
Bridge wound hotter for rock and blues.
Resistance: 6.0k neck, 6.3k mid, 8.7k bridge.
RWRP for hum-cancelling in notch positions
Simply drop the whole scratchplate in, hook up the ground wire to the tremolo claw and you're done. No mess and no fuss!
Please note: All our scratchplates are built to order by us here in the UK. Although we try to have these built and despatched on the day you place your order, at busy times it may take us 24-48 hours.