VM Surf Stratocaster PG

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by macoshark, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. macoshark

    macoshark Squier Talker

    26
    Jan 10, 2020
    southwest
    Hows it?- I'm looking for info from anyone who switched Pickguards on their Surf Strart. Just wondering how those lipstick PUs fit into a regular SSS Fender PG? thanks
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Age:
    44
    Sep 27, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    It will fit, but will have slight gaps all around the lipsticks - they are a bit smaller than a regular Strat pickup at normal heights......less than half the actual lipstick casing comes up through the pickguard usually......I changed mine and I noticed a gap.....

    answered you on Strat-talk too
     
  3. macoshark

    macoshark Squier Talker

    26
    Jan 10, 2020
    southwest
    thanks GM. Do you know if those lipstick PUs show a gap when lowered down close to the PG? The seller's pics show a bit of a gap on mine.
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Age:
    44
    Sep 27, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Yes, I set them a bit higher than I had normal Strat pickups, there's an alnico V bar magnet inside them, which has less Gauss /magnetic pull than a normal single coil with 5 alnico V pole pieces....
     
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  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Just put the whole pickguard in the new guitar! This is a Deluxe Surf pickguard in an SE guitar. Everything worked out just fine!

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  6. macoshark

    macoshark Squier Talker

    26
    Jan 10, 2020
    southwest
    Nice job on your Shell Pink. I'm inquiring here for the VM Surfcaster I just bought. I probably won't switch out PGs but I'm just wondering what's involved if I go that route. tanks for posting
     
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  7. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

    48
    Jul 17, 2020
    Macau
    Beautiful pink lady!!! ;-)))
     
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