Squier Strat - 2005 Standard Series with Ibanez wiring

Butcher_my_axe

Strat-Talker
Jun 8, 2022
139
Australia
I liked the look and feel of this translucent red Strat. Worth doing a number of tram, train, and bus rides to obtain it.

Originally I had made a "David Gilmour" 7-way circuit (as per the first picture), but some new member here came asking for the Ibanez wiring. I like single coils in series, so I changed course.

Features:
  • Fender locking tuners
  • Graph Tech string trees
  • Bootstrap Sun City Select pickups
  • "Alter switch" mod from an Ibanez AZES31
  • 5-way 4P5T "superswitch"
  • Fender Infinity strap locks
  • cam-lever terminal blocks
  • copper tape shielding
  • Strap locks
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Stock wiring
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AZES31 wiring decoded (schematic found here)
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There's no turning back once the holes are drilled.
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I suck at taking pics, but here:
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I also experimented with other pickguard and pickups options (I'd post more but I have a 10 pic limit).

Single angled humbucker (Dremel routed the single coil hole to make it humbucker size) with series/parallel/north-coil split and reverse-phase push-pull switching
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Loaded with a random hot output (19KΩ) Tokai pickup
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Loaded with a Fernandes DF-1 "Dog Fighter" blade pickup
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Cheers
 
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