Prewired-Loaded

We’re proud to offer the most versatile customization options for prewired pickguards available anywhere. We wire everything in-house to your specs and can create unique combinations to meet your needs. Check out our guard colors and pickguard options as well as prewired possibilities and upgrade information below. Each guard features Dragonfire Pickups in a variety of combinations and provides multiple options to personalize and enhance your build with wiring upgrades, onboard effects, and more. Check below for a basic outline of some of the choices available. Your selections will determine ultimate layout/functionality. Please Contact Us prior to purchase with any questions or if you can’t find what you want. We don’t mass-produce the same boring guards over and over and know you’re not a cookie-cutter player either. We’re looking forward to building you a wired set-up that’s just what you want for exceptional performance!

     

    In general, every prewired offers your choice of right or left-handed design, pickguard color,
    mounting style, trem cut, as well as type and color of pickups along with pot style.

    For controls, select the number, style and position of your pots.
    1V = One master volume control (no tone control)
    1T = One master tone control (no volume control)
    2V = Two volume controls (no tone control)
    2T = Two tone controls (no volume control)
    1V1T = One master volume plus one master tone control
    3V = Three volume controls (no tone control)
    3T = Three tone controls (no volume control)
    1V2T = One master volume plus two tone controls
    2V1T = Two volume controls plus one master tone control
    Array of 4 mini pots in your choice of styles (3 Volumes + 1 Master Tone, 2 Volumes + 2 Tones, or 1 Master Volume + 3 Tones)
    Be sure you know what pot positions will work with your body routing.
    P1 (Position #1) Located at Standard Strat Volume Hole
    P1.5 (Position #1.5) Slight Offset between P1 and P2
    P2 (Position #2) Located at Standard Strat Middle Tone
    P2.5 (Position #2.5) Slight Offset between P2 & P3
    P3 (Position #3) Located at Standard Strat Bottom Tone
    P4 (Position #4) Offset
    If you prefer, we can wire your controls loose and ready for you to place exactly where you want them.

    For switching, we offer your choice of switch control types.
    Standard 3-Way Switching
    Position 1 = Full Bridge
    Position 2 = Full Bridge + Full Neck
    Position 3 = Full Neck
    Standard Strat 5-Way Switching
    Position 1 = Full Bridge
    Position 2 = Full Bridge + Full Middle
    Position 3 = Full Middle
    Position 4 = Full Middle + Full Neck
    Position 5 = Full Neck
    2-way or 3-way mini toggle switch controls are also available.

    Coil Splitting in a variety of ways and with different engagement types is offered for most humbucker builds.

    Wiring Upgrades are available and offer a variety of guard performance-enhancing capabilities.
    7-Way Switching is a wiring modification for three-pickup builds available with push-pull or push-push style volume pot replacement or a mini toggle switch addition. With the 7-Way disengaged, you will have your standard 5-Way Strat selections. 7-Way Switching provides two bonus selections to give you a total of seven different switching position options.
    Position 4 (7-Way Engaged) = Full Bridge + Full Middle + Full Neck
    Position 5 (7-Way Engaged) = Full Bridge + Full Neck
    Blend Pots are small, dime-sized tone replacement pots that can help blend the volume from different pickups, providing additional volume balance control and response to manipulation.
    Bridge Tone Upgrades use a tone pot mod to allow your neck tone control to also control the bridge tone.
    Kill Switch: From master kill switches in mini toggle or momentary arcade button styles to individual pickup kill switches, a variety of options are available to interrupt or cut signal to your amp for individual pickups or all pickups in a build simultaneously.
    Series Parallel incorporates a two-way toggle style mini-switch so you can flip a humbucker between series/parallel.
    Solderless Connection upgrades offer the option to install without any soldering by using a specially designed quik-connect wiring box. A jack is included with this option and you must have an existing trem/bridge ground for installation.
    Treble Bleed volume pot wiring modifier allows volume roll with significantly less high frequency loss, subtly allowing a more constant tone throughout the volume range. This mod helps address loss of high-end signal and dark muddiness experienced in the lower range, thus keeping more of your highs while maintaining volume adjustability.
    Vintage Cloth Wiring upgrades to cloth covered wiring for vintage authenticity and performance.

    Onboard Effects are replacement control pots designed to provide a variety of performance effects,
    including boosters, drivers, shapers, controllers, chorus and more.

    Most builds offer the option to add a jack. Installation requires that you unsolder the connections, feed your jack wiring
    through your channel and then resolder. Keep notes prior to unsoldering if you want a reference to reconnect the jack properly. Jacks work with standard cables only and jack sockets accept standard ¼” plugs.

    Finally, select your knob style along with guard mounting screws to top off your custom-designed prewired pickguard.