Ilitch Pick Guard Noise Canceling Systems for Strat (PGNCS-S)
Enjoy the chiming single coil pickup tone

The PGNCS-S is a hum canceling system built into the pickguard. Strat style guitars with a standard 11 hole pickguard can be retrofitted with the PGNCS-S. This design is in expansion of our original backplate hum canceling system for Strat style guitars. It uses an extremely low impedance coil assembly that effectively eliminates hum while keeping the true single coil tone intact.

  • Unscrew the original guitar pickguard
  • Modify the pickup output wires to meet the schematic
  • Connect the PGNCS-S wires to the adjusting PCB and pickups
  • Assemble back the guitar and you are ready to play hum-free

PGNCS-S User’s Manual:
Download as a PDF document HERE
Available colors:
W/B/W; Parchment/Black/Parchment; B/W/B; Mg/B/Mg

It is always helpful when submitting an ILITCH product details request to provide all available information about your guitar pickups
Strat style guitar SSS – 3 single coil (SC) pickups
Pickups brand and model – such as Fender fat 50s
Bridge – alnico 5 magnets, DC resistance 6.2KOhm
Middle – alnico 5 magnets, DC resistance 6.3KOhm
Neck  – alnico 5 magnets, DC resistance 6.0KOhm
You can measure the DC resistance of the pickups (using a digital multimeter at about 20KOhm range or automatic) in the following way:
1. Plug in a normal guitar cable into the guitar output jack
2. Put Volume Tone pots at their Max position
3. Go to position 1 – Bridge pickup only
4. Measure DC resistance between Sleeve and Tip at the other side of the guitar cable
5. Write down the reading – example – 6.2KOhm
6. same as above for Middle pickup only
7. Same as above for Neck pickup only
You can provide similar information about your Les Paul style; Tele style etc. guitar
Regarding the question about RWRP pickup:
1. Plug in the guitar to your amplifier
2. Go to position 1 – Bridge pickup only
3. Apply good amount of gain using amp Volume and Overdrive/Distortion pedal
Drive/Gain knob until you hear a noticeable level of hum
4. Go to position 2 Bridge plus Middle
=If you hear a significant drop of the hum – you have RWRP Middle pickup
=If you hear same level of hum – you have the Middle and Bridge – same polarity (No RWRP)
5. Do the same for the other combo at position 4…
In other words, for SSS guitar if you hear same hum in all 5 positions (hum, hum, hum, hum,
hum)- you have 3 same polarity SC pickups.
For Les Paul, Tele etc. SS (two SC pickups) if you hear same hum in all 3
positions (hum, hum, hum)- you have 2 same polarity SC pickups
Write down all information and include it in the email request you submit to us. We will gather your information and we will advice which product model is best for your guitar

Please read the information bellow before you order:
The PGNCS-S operation will not perform properly with any “in series” or “out of phase” pickup connections.
There are several basic options depending on the pickup and switching configuration on your guitar:
1.Three Single Coil pickups, same polarity, 5-way Standard pickup selector switch (No RWRP Middle pickup). Hum canceling on all 5 positions.
2.Three Single Coil pickups, RWRP Middle, 5-way Standard pickup selector switch. Hum canceling on positions 1, 2, 4, 5. No hum canceling on position 3.
3.Three Single Coil pickups, RWRP Middle, 5-way 4-pole Super switch. Hum canceling on all 5 positions.
Note: For any other pickup and switching configuration you can contact us for a custom wiring 

Find your wiring diagram options Here

Audio MP3 files recorded with a close located Audix mic, AC 30 – all tube amplifier and Fender Stratocaster guitar
equipped with three Strat style single coil pickups.
Pickup recorded – Bridge only.

 Hi Ilitch,
Mission completed
I adjusted the trimmers; The hum is completely gone! Like you usually don’t hear on a Strat!


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Available colors 11 Holes 72’s Modern PGNCS-S for Fender Stratocaster© guitar
Colors available: W/B/W; B/W/B; P/B/P (Parchment/Black/Parchment); Mg/B/Mg (Mint-green/Black/Mint-green)
Colors currently NOT AVAILABLE: N/A

Available colors 8 Holes 57’s Vintage PGNCS-S for Fender Stratocaster© guitar
Colors available: P/B/P (Parchment/Black/Parchment);
Colors currently NOT AVAILABLE: W/B/W; B/W/B; Mg/B/Mg (Mint-green/Black/

**Please contact us first BEFORE to place your 8 Holes PGNCS-S or any other custom order**

CUSTOM BUILT PGNCS-S on your own pickguard
CONTACT US first before you send us your vintage or custom Strat pickguard (must be 0.09″/2.3mm or thicker) for system build

1. If you order out from the USA you must pay for INTERNATIONAL shipping using the second price table at the bottom of the product page

2. If your shipping address is containing any not LATIN letters you must provide via separate email to us a complete shipping address in English letters only that is including: Name; Business name(if any); Street address; Town; Province; Postal code; Country; a day time phone number that you can be reached by the shipping carrier personnel.

FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: TO COMPLETE THE ORDER YOU HAVE TO USE the PayPal “Continue shopping” button and select the shipping method from the second table bellow.

PGNCS-S price list

Product name
Noise Level
Best matching Single coil pickup type
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Alnico rod poles pickups, 5.5-6.5 KOhm (VINTAGE)

Alnico rod poles 6-8KOhm or Steel poles 5-7KOhm

Alnico rod poles 9-12KOhm or Steel poles (NOT P90!), 6-8KOhm




Product Name
Model Strat PG
PG Color

ONLY on U.S. orders – FREE standard shipping via USPS Priority mail
ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS – please use the table bellow

Shipping method
Estimated delivery time. Description
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USPS Priority Mail

USPS Express Mail

DHL Express
10 Business days; Two weeks; Tracking – available for some countries

5 Business days; One week; Tracking – available

3 Business days; Tracking – available

Note: Additional duties, taxes, and/or customs fees may apply on your side



International Shipping

Note: Use the “Instructions from buyer” space to give us any specifics about the pickups (Brand; Model; DC resistance; RWRP etc.)
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