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The DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard is for electric guitars with standard 11-hole pickguards. It's got an Area '58 pickup in the neck, Area '6...Click To Read More About This Product

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Direct drop-in replacement for Fender standard 11- hole pickguards.

The DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard is for electric guitars with standard 11-hole pickguards. It's got an Area '58 pickup in the neck, Area '67 in the middle position, and an Area '61 at the bridge.

Area '58

The Area '58 offers excellent treble response and dynamics with little magnetic pull and virtually no hum.

Area '67

In the middle position, the Area '67 pushes sounds like the single-coil pickups of the late '60s-bright and very clean. The Area '67 totally eliminates hum and offers reduced magnet pull for improved sustain and clarity.

Area '61

Finally, the Area '61 in the bridge position brings a steely, yet woody sound to the table. As with the other two pickups, the Area '61 eliminates hum and features reduced magnet pull. These 3 guitar pickups combine to create unique, undeniably vintage tone.


Call or click today and infuse your Strat with vintage tone.

SPECIFICATIONS
Area '58 Specs:
Wiring: 4 conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 125mV
DC Resistance: 6.12
Year of Introduction: 2006

Area '67 Specs:
Wiring: 4 conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 142mV
DC Resistance: 6.46
Year of Introduction: 2006

Area '61 Specs:
Wiring: 4 conductor
Manget: Alnico 2
Ouptut: 142mV
DC Resistance: 6.46
Year of Introduction: 2006
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DiMarzioArea Model Prewired Pickguard
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (14)
  • Improves sound (14)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Reborn Strat

Glad I decided to do this, wish I'd done it a long time ago.
Just installed this last week, very easy to do, took more time to resrting the guitar...Read complete review

Glad I decided to do this, wish I'd done it a long time ago.
Just installed this last week, very easy to do, took more time to resrting the guitar than the pickguard. You could not ask for a more complete upgrade, new pickups,pickguard,pots, and, 5 way switch. The price seems a little high until you add everything up and, then if you had somebody do it for you it becomes a pretty good deal.
Now for the good stuff- I never heard sounds from the old pickups like this and, this is an american strat supposedly with the good stuff. Well let me say WOW!!!!!!!!! this Strat can peel the paint off the walls or can be just as mellow as you want. The pickups really respond to your picking style and, the harmonics are super. I play anything from hard rock,country,blues and, just about anything in between.
The combination of these pickups 58,67,61 are a real good match and, adds much versatality the overall sound. I hardly ever used the middle pickup before but I can see a difference now for a new era of music.
I also forgot to mention the main reason that I was changing pickups anyway and, any of you single coil players know what I'm leading to- hum and buzz- none with this setup and, that's just super not to have to deal with anymore. I highly reccommend this setup if you are looking for a Great upgrade that is easy to do and, can definately be done by yourself with the results that will make you say, Thank You Dimarzio!
Very well made in one neat package.
Like I said before add everything up and, then have somebody do this for you and, you realize that this is pretty good deal.

VS

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Great Sound - Poor Fit

I bought this to improve the sound of a Made In Mexico strat that I've had for years. I listened to many you tube clips and read many reviews in my quest for and...Read complete review

I bought this to improve the sound of a Made In Mexico strat that I've had for years. I listened to many you tube clips and read many reviews in my quest for and easy sound upgrade, and I thought this pickguard would be a great balance of improved sound, good value, and quick project. Unfortunately I had to shave out both the neck and bridge pockets to make it fit on my strat, and only 2 of the screw holes actually lined up to fasten it down. I spent a long time debating whether or not to return it as I felt I shouldn't have to do such modifications to a $300+ "drop in" system. Ultimately, I decided to modify and redrill some new screw holes. Strat sounds awesome, but it was a huge disapointment that it wasn't the plug and play product it was touted to be.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Reborn Strat

Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

Glad I decided to do this, wish I'd done it a long time ago.
Just installed this last week, very easy to do, took more time to resrting the guitar than the pickguard. You could not ask for a more complete upgrade, new pickups,pickguard,pots, and, 5 way switch. The price seems a little high until you add everything up and, then if you had somebody do it for you it becomes a pretty good deal.
Now for the good stuff- I never heard sounds from the old pickups like this and, this is an american strat supposedly with the good stuff. Well let me say WOW!!!!!!!!! this Strat can peel the paint off the walls or can be just as mellow as you want. The pickups really respond to your picking style and, the harmonics are super. I play anything from hard rock,country,blues and, just about anything in between.
The combination of these pickups 58,67,61 are a real good match and, adds much versatality the overall sound. I hardly ever used the middle pickup before but I can see a difference now for a new era of music.
I also forgot to mention the main reason that I was changing pickups anyway and, any of you single coil players know what I'm leading to- hum and buzz- none with this setup and, that's just super not to have to deal with anymore. I highly reccommend this setup if you are looking for a Great upgrade that is easy to do and, can definately be done by yourself with the results that will make you say, Thank You Dimarzio!
Very well made in one neat package.
Like I said before add everything up and, then have somebody do this for you and, you realize that this is pretty good deal.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW, Great Sounding pickup trio!!!

Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

Overall, this is a very nice pickup set. I have purchased several dimarzio pickups in the past both humbuckers and single coils. What sold me on the area pickups was when I bought an area '61 for my middle pickup in my Ibanez S5470. It sounded EXCELLENT in that guitar and it was completely noiseless - moreso than the two other humbuckers in that guitar. So, I got this area preloaded pickguard for my favorite SRV signature series stratocaster and I could not be more pleased. It sounds 10 times better than it did with the stock Texas Specials. And, the Texas Specials were indeed noisy. I think I have the perfect strat tone as far as I am concerned and I don't care what the neighbors say - lol. This pickup trio also makes this a perfect guitar for recording. I mean, you get nothing but pure tone signal with no noise whatseover. Amazing! I think I am going to get another set for my other maple neck stratocaster.
Set of 3 strat single coil pickups - totally noiseless and beautiful sound.
A single coil pickup with no hum and classic fender tones gets a 10 from me.
I think the price is about right for what you are getting which is three pickups, a pickguard, all the pots, pickup selector switch, and a heck of a nice job with the wiring. In addition, it's solderless so it's a good value considering what you would pay if you walked into a music store and said, I need this, this, and this with all new components and I want it wired up and ready to go in 10 minutes!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strat Tone without the Noise!

By Slick Mick

from flemington,new jersey

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Pickguard Screw Holes

Best Uses

  • Jazzrockcountryblues

Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

Great Strat tone without the noise!In my opinion,these blow away the stock strat pups.I put this in my 1996 american standard,some of the screw holes didn't line up,but no big deal.I tried seymour duncans,lace sensors,and emg pickups through the years.I always end up going back to Dimarzios.You will get all your favorite strat tones,Gilmour to SRV.The area 61(bridge position)won't do heavy metal,but classic rock it will handle.I will stick with Dimarzio pups for now on. Been playing pro off and on,and working on guitars for 29 years(since age 13).

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Great - Sounds Good!!

By davidb7170

from Davenport, IA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

    Weekend gigging - 45 years at it. Chose this as I had installed the DiMarzio Paul Gilbert Injector set in my Line 6 JTV-69S and was very impressed with those. Others noted the pick guard screw holes do not line exactly up - this could be improved a bit, but was not a huge issue to me. Also, the terminal block, while great, was too close to the edge and had to be moved a bit to install in the routing of my late 70's Strat. The pups are very quiet and sound very good. Wish they had some more finish options - I chose the white, but would have really liked a white pearloid...

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent sounding versatile pickups

    By Axe2grind

    from Hawaii

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

        I like these pickups very much in my custom built strat. They do not sound like single coils - they are after all humbuckers - but they do somehow manage to lean toward stratlike tones almost as though they are a hybrid between the two. The area 58 in the neck is not quite as juicy "hollow" as a single coil, but manages to give a nice imitation and with a sweet thickness that can be rolled back with the vol pot to a very clean and full rhythm sound which doesn't lose clarity on lower settings. The area 67 in the mid position is probably the most surprisingly good sound in the mix (since I rarely use the middle on my USA '92 strat). In fact, I prefer this pickup over the bridge for many leads and it really packs a nice punch when driven with pedals. The area 61 in the bridge is a bit too bright (would love to hear the '67 in this position) and I have to roll back the tone to around 7 to tolerate it. (I did mod the stock wiring by jumping the middle pup tone control to bridge pup - an absolute must on any strat config.) All 3 share the ability to go very clean and quiet and remind me at times of 70's Gibson HBs. This strat is currently my "crossover" - and most played - guitar since I can get many sounds similar to my guild starfire vi as well as some Les Paulish tones in addition to fender like tones. Though I would not give up my single coil strat entirely because the dimarzios cannot - as some are claiming - give the full range of classic sounds available on a standard set of strat pups. Most notably, the 2 and 4 positions aren't nearly as quacky. All in all - an excellent and extremely versatile set of tones!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Upgrade for any Strat!!!

        By Billy

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

        I have many Strats and I had recently built a component Strat with a fantastic neck. My choice of vintage pickups was poor and the guitar sat unplayed. Over the years I have had several Fender Noiseless Strats including their latest and hated every one. I had previously added a DiMarzio noiseless single coil to a Deluxe Tele and loved the sound so I decided to try the DiMarzio pre-wired Area Pickguard. Installed easily (5 minutes)! Sound is SUPER... unlike the lifeless Fender Noiseless these pickups SING!!!

        Haven't stopped playing it since I installed these pickups ... I can now enjoy a great neck ...the guitar is beautiful, sounds amazing! ...and is quiet!!! Everyone seeks their own sound but I'm 100% satisfied!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Almost Perfect

        By JC

        from San Francisco, CA

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Fit issues
        • Pickguard quality

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

        Overall, I'm quite happy. This upgrade transformed my guitar completely. The pickups sound great and as promised, get rid of the awful hum. I alswys like the way this guitar felt, but never liked the pickups. Now, it feels like a new guitar, so I'm mostly happy with the purchase.

        Now, the problems. First, a few of the holes did not match my 2014 MIM Strat. The odd part is that as of the last few years, including 2014, the USA and MIM Standard Strats share the same pickguard. Even on Fender's online store, they sell the same pickguard for both.

        Also, I felt like the pickguard was not as well finished as the original Fender version.

        Given these issues, I'm eventually going to by a Fender pickguard, install the DiMarzio components into it and reinstall it on the Strat. This is a huge pain, especially since I paid for the convenience a prewired pickguard.

        In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy my reborn Strat, albeit with a few missing screws.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Tones!

        By Tickled Pink

        from Pa

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

          Threw these electronics in a cheap "spuire" small amount of shaving required to get it to fit proper. Well worth the effort though!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great strat tone without the hum

          By Lobotomizer 8675309

          from Susanville ,Ca

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          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

              Love the sound. Leave the hum! Should come with a pre-soldered out-put jack.
              No regrets on this purchase. I replaced my David Gilmore emg pick-ups with these for a more organic sound

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Single Coil Pickup Ever, PERIOD!

              By theedgeguitars

              from Surprise, AZ

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              Pros

              • Clean As Andy Summers
              • Dirty As Srv
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Hot Like Van Halen
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • So Versatile

                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                I have been playing electric guitar for 20 years and the Fender Stratocaster was my first guitar. So for me, the strat is my favorite guitar to play. I have tried every single coil pickup on the market and nothing has worked. This pickup can play anytime a music including heavy metal. I grew up in the 80's so I love Van Halen, Journey, U2 and the Police. Once SRV came on the seen I was a blues lover too. Now that I have these noiseless pickups I can play all those on my beloved 70's reissue strat. Thank You Dimarzio for making a dream a reality!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Strat Pre-Wire

                By Kurt

                from Manhattan IL

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                Pros

                • Components Matched Well
                • Easy to install
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Blues
                • Country
                • Jazz
                • Rock

                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                Although not a traditional strat guy, I love strats and own 5 of them currently. I have never been too crazy about most of the bridge pickups that come on strats (american MIM deluxe etc) I kinda prefer a fatter warmer sound (weak PAF). In fact 3 of my strats have HB in the bridge (Dimarzio 36th Anniversary, David Allen A2, and Tone Zone) I have gone thru a variety of pickups in my 25 plus years of playing and piecing together partocasters.
                The AREA set is bye far the best combination I have ever heard. The controls are extremely usable - volume roll off retains top end and clarity, bridge pu wired to the tone knob allows you to roll off treble on higher gain setting for nice warm crunch. The tone knobs are usable thru about 75% of their range. If you have always played with everything on 10... that will change as you explore the versatility. I also feel the middle pu (67) is probably one of the best mid pus I have ever used when by itself. There are times when I think i would like the bridge pu (61) to have a little more gain but I think it would compromise the quack tone when in position 4 (although I refer to it as position 2) You can coax more grit with overdrives and have a convincing brown sound rhythm if needed. The set easily covers jazz, country, classic rock, pop, indie, modern rock and stops short of metal. I rate the neck a 9/10, middle 9.5/10, and the bridge a 9/10. The prewired is a great value as well.. I am done looking when it comes to strat pickups... oh yeah and absolutely no buzz.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Silent Strat...at last

                By Lloyd-REa7w

                from Atlanta

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                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                I purchased this product to replace the Texas Specials that were stock in my Strat. They sounded good, but were too beefy...not enough sparkle. The biggest problem was the noise. I dropped this pre-wired Area Pickguard into the guitar, plugged it up, turned on the amp...and I started to search for what was wrong...the amp wasn't coming on...so I thought. I kid you not, I brushed the strings and beautiful sound poured forth. I was so used to single coil hum as soon as the amp came on, that I thought there was a problem! They are that quiet. However, the best treat was the tone. Rich, Fendery tones, nice sparkle, and no sacrifice in sound quality to get the quiet. In fact my Strat sounds more authentic now. These pickups are GREAT!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exceptional Tone and Super Quiet

                By Manimal

                from Portland, OR

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                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                I've waited a while to write this review, so by this time my Strat with this setup has been through many, many rehearsals and 9 or 10 gigs. I love the clarity, quack and bell-like chime of a strat, but I simply cannot tolerate the 60 cycle hum that true single coils produce. Probably because I cut my teeth on humbucker-equipped guitars. As such, I've usually put a low output humbucker in my strats (Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II, for example), and I just dealt with the fatter midrange and loss of clarity that produced. I read great reviews about these pickups, and figured I'd give them a try (I've tried other noiseless single coils before, but was never satisfied with the tone).

                First of all, these pickups sound GREAT. They sound like true single coils. Compared to Texas Specials, these have a more vintage-style output and clearer. Compared to vintage spec strat pickups, these are a little smoother in the top end. In other words, they sound a lot like other strat pickups, just slightly different. Personally, I feel they have one of the best strat sounds going, and I've played and owned a lot of different strat pickups.

                Secondly, these are the quietest pickups I have ever used. Far more quiet than any humbucker I've ever played. Even humbuckers with perfect coil symmetry are noisier than the Area pickups. I've used these in a club, playing high gain rock out of an Orange Tiny Terror with the gain cranked, surrounded by neon signs, and all I heard when I wasn't playing was a tiny bit of hum that was only discernable when I put my head a foot away from my speaker. Amazing.

                I cannot recommend these highly enough, even for you traditionalists out there. These are fantastic pickups.
                For your money, you get a nice pickguard that's fully shielded, great pots, a very nice selector switch, a solderless connector and a trio of exceptional strat pickups.
                I'm a bit of a traditionalist, so I soldered all the connections anyway, bypassing the solderless connector. Basically, I just spent more time than necessary putting this in, and it still took longer to restring the guitar than to replace the pickguard/pickups.
                Add it up: 3 pickups, 3 250K pots, a 5-way selector switch, pickguard, pickup covers and knobs. This is a good deal.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Clean w/ good harmonics

                By BilySpit

                from Southern Californa

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                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                Got mine on discount from MF (thank you "Scratch & Dent") The tones are very "Fendery", except that they are noisless! (does that make them not Fendery at all?) They aren't as edgy as stock '67's, but they have a nice rounded sparkle to them that sounds great clean or overdriven - it dirtys up real nice! I'm also finding some nice harmonics here and there as I play with it. I am very happy with mine. Overall I recommend this product, especially as it is essentially a drop in. Prewired is good!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sweet Sounding Pickups

                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                I just replaced my American Strat pickups and wow what a difference. Due to the feedback issues with the Fender pickups, I only used position 2 and 4. Now, I'm using positions 1 thru 5 and I'm discovering a new wealth of tones. I should have done this ten years ago. But hold on, that's just the beginning. Positions 1 and 2 adds more bass and dark tones for that smooth jazz, blues and crunch sound. Whereas position 3 (middle) Area 67 PU sparks and quacks for that funky, fusion sound. And when it's time to burn, switch to position 4 and hold on. The nice thing about position 4 is that it has the harmonics and amp feedback going with clarity. Position 5, is for hard rocking and cut thru the mix tone you'll need for solos.Needless to say, Mikey likes these pickups.Thanks Dimarzio for the nice package.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                These PUPs Sing!

                By Fatman-5bsO7

                from Oregon

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                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                I was VERY skeptical about these pickups before I installed them. I have a "newer" American Standard Strat (2002) I've played for ten years with stock pick-ups that I've never been completely happy with. I was a sucker for waiting so long...THESE DIMARZIO PICKUPS SING! Clean, bright bell tones, responsive to how much you 'dig in', diverse tone quality for each of the 5 pickup switch settings, great hi-gain/crunch tone, easy installation. If you're even thinking about getting these, just do it.
                Not being a gear-head I was a little intimidated with installation. No worries...the online video was fantastic. The whole process took about 10 minutes. Solderless. Very plug-and-play. I'll never pick up a soldering iron again!
                No complaints. Very clean. Of particular note is the quality way these things sound...wow! Phenomenal! Clear, crisp, responsive, diverse. Also, the pickguard fit my American Standard Strat' perfectly. All connections looked solid (no frays, no solder balls, etc.).
                $280 might be a lot for some, but the ease of installation and way my strat sounds now is well worth it. For me, the value is great.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                prewired DiMarzio pickups

                By Old guitar hack

                from Weed ca.

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                  I tossed the so called fat fifties and am very happy with the new sounds.

                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  solid tone

                  By PeterB

                  from Richmond, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                    These didn't give me the single coil sound I was looking for, disappointing. However once I adjusted my pedals (Distortion DS1, Super Chorus CH-1, Digital Delay DD-3)and amp (Line 6 Spider IV 150 Also purchased from MF)my sound achieved from these pups is very distinctive. All 5 positions are expressive and unique.
                    PeterB, Richmond, TX

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Great Sound - Poor Fit

                    By Adam the Mack

                    from Hanford, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Solid construction
                    • Sounds great

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to install
                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Not Exactly As Described

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                    I bought this to improve the sound of a Made In Mexico strat that I've had for years. I listened to many you tube clips and read many reviews in my quest for and easy sound upgrade, and I thought this pickguard would be a great balance of improved sound, good value, and quick project. Unfortunately I had to shave out both the neck and bridge pockets to make it fit on my strat, and only 2 of the screw holes actually lined up to fasten it down. I spent a long time debating whether or not to return it as I felt I shouldn't have to do such modifications to a $300+ "drop in" system. Ultimately, I decided to modify and redrill some new screw holes. Strat sounds awesome, but it was a huge disapointment that it wasn't the plug and play product it was touted to be.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    solid upgrade, you will dig it!

                    By Heyoka Dave

                    from Austin , tx

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • Screw holes slightly off

                    Best Uses

                    • Main axe

                    Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                    my main reason for the purchase was because the stock n3's with the s1 switching were defective. After researching on the web I was impressed with the tone of the area pups. They are quiet, to a point, and we guitarists know that when we want that wet distortion singing lead tone, you will get some noise, but very controllable. The bell like tones are all there, very nice nice work with the soldering. The connecting wires did seem small ( gauge wise), but hey, I dig my upgrade.

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