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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    I opened for Skrew in Ohio around 1995. All of their guitars (3 Les Pauls if I remember correctly) had open holes where unnecessary things like neck pickups, pickup switches, and associated knobs would normally be. At least one of them did not even have the backing plates. The light shined through the holes. I was in awe of their awe-inspiring awesomeness.

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    B2D: nice tip, although black would practically disappear. Ehd is right, you can get the same plugs in black at AutoZone-type stores.

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    B2D you know they make those plugs in black? You can also find them in chrome sometimes

    I've also printed up little stickers that look like the Fender knobs and put them over the hole

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    I actually kinda like the way it looks in white. It looks like a smaller knob from a distance and then when you get close the truth is revealed.

    Just me, I guess.

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    Quote Originally Posted by B2D View Post
    I actually kinda like the way it looks in white. It looks like a smaller knob from a distance and then when you get close the truth is revealed.

    Just me, I guess.
    Nah, it looks fine the way you have it.

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    You could always put input jacks in the unused holes just to confuse people!

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    Quote Originally Posted by ratiug View Post
    You could always put input jacks in the unused holes just to confuse people!
    ooooohhhh secret stereo output jack. I like it!

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    Some great ideas posted.
    I especially like the vid clip of "So you're telling me there's a chance"!
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swampy View Post
    I just left the hole. Hell, it's nothing compared to the missing middle pickup. I did put electrical tape over the hole, on the inside though. Still stuck, going on almost a year.

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    You've put enough energy into that guard, you could of buzzed out a new one

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    Default Re: How to cover up holes on a Strat pickguard.

    To cover up holes I just use chewed gum:

    Peppermint for white pickguard,
    Blackjack for black guards,
    Bubblegum for tortoise guards.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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