Ilitch Back Plate Noise Canceling Systems – Strat BPNCS
Enjoy the chiming single coil pickup tone

Strat BPNCS REG with regular string exchange window

Strat© style guitars that have a tremolo back cavity and one or more single coil pickups can be retrofitted with the BPNCS. The BPNCS is an easy to install passive system and contains an extremely low impedance coil assembly that effectively eliminates hum while keeping the true single coil tone intact.

  • Unscrew the guitar pickguard
  • Remove the original back plate tremolo cavity cover
  • Solder the wires to the existing guitar electronics
  • Assemble back the guitar and you are ready to play hum-free.

You will be hearing more of the single coil pickup tone because of the missing noise
Note: The outside dimensions of the BPNCS are slightly larger than the original Strat BP (about 3/8″ or 10mm in each direction) allowing us to locate and build the hum canceling coil!
BPNCS User’s Manual: Download as a PDF document HERE

You can check the BPNCS geometry, look, and mounting holes pattern by printing the PDF 100% scale, cut outline, punch holes and check the match.
Brand: Fender Stratocaster; SUHR Classic style; G&L S 500 style; Tom Anderson Classic style; PRS 305 SSS; Other – contact us.

Colors available for purchase through ILITCH ELECTRONICS:
W/B/W; Parchment; Black Matt;
P/B/P (Parchment/Black/Parchment); Mg/B/Mg (Mint-green/Black/
Mint-green)
Colors available for purchase through dealers:
W/B/W; Parchment; Black Matt


BPNCS custom products are now available for the following guitar brands originally equipped with tremolo cavity backplate cover:
SUHR Classic style; G&L S 500 style; Tom Anderson Classic style; PRS 305 SSS; Other – custom.
Please contact us first to place your custom BPNCS order with us
Colors available for purchase through ILITCH ELECTRONICS ONLY:
All listed above models: Black;
For some models: W/B/W; Parchment; P/B/P (Parchment/Black/Parchment); Mg/B/Mg (Mint-green/Black/Mint-green)



BPNCS LEFTY, SRV Signature, or any other custom made Strat style guitar will require a different BPNCS model.
Please contact us to discuss it first and then you place your custom BPNCS order with us.
Colors available for purchase through ILITCH ELECTRONICS: W/B/W; P/B/P; Black Matt

Please read the information bellow, determine your pickups combination and select the right product and wiring:
The BPNCS 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 switch (No RWRP Middle pickup). Hum canceling on all 5 positions.
2. Three Single Coil pickups, RWRP Middle, 5 Way Standard pickup switch. Hum canceling on position 1, 2, 4, 5 No hum canceling on position
3. Three Single Coil pickups, RWRP Middle, 5 Way Standard pickup switch. Hum canceling on ALL 5 positions
4. Three Single Coil pickups, RWRP Middle, 5 Way 4-pole Super switch. Hum canceling on all 5 positions.
5. Three Single Coil pickups, same polarity, 5 Way Standard pickup switch plus BPNCS ON-OFF switch
Note: We are adding more wirings. 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

09.12.2011
On Sunday morning, I equipped my Strat with a silent single coil back plate system from Ilitch Electronics. I have the newest configuration where there is a cut-out to keep the claw, springs, and block fully exposed for easy string changes and tweaks to the tremolo action.

I have to say that I’m totally blown away by this product. Removing the 60 Hz hum, which this product does beautifully, opened up all sorts of complexities in the sound that I wasn’t getting before. The attack feels crisper, and the sustain is more natural as it fades into silence instead of hum. I have to think that, with the booster I like to always keep on, the amp was just getting too much 60 Hz to be able to properly amplify the true sound of my guitar…until I put on the magical back plate. Delay and other effects stand out more now too.

I’ve really been enjoying my Strat over the last couple days.
-kevinhifi

Hey Ilitch,
I’m loving the backplate strat noise cancelling system I bought and installed. It’s an amazing invention, and so refreshing to hear how my strat sounds without the hum. Amazing…
Avi

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BPNCS-OTC
(Back Plate Noise Canceling System – Open Tremolo Cut)
Designed for easy access to the tremolo springs or operation with tremol-NO system

 

Strat BPNCS price list

Product name
Strength
Best matching Single coil pickup type
Price
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BPNCS VNT


BPNCS STD


BPNCS POW


BPNCS HOT
8


10


15


20
Alnico rod poles pickups, 5.5-6.5 KOhm resistance (VINTAGE)
Available colors: WBW; Parchment; Black Matt; P/B/P; Mg/B/Mg

Alnico rod poles pickups, 6.0-8.0 KOhm resistance
Available colors: WBW; Parchment; Black Matt; P/B/P; Mg/B/Mg

Alnico rod poles 8-13 KOhm or Steel poles 6-8 KOhm
Available colors: WBW; Parchment; Black Matt; P/B/P; Mg/B/Mg

Steel screw poles P90 pickups, 7-9 KOhm resistance
Available colors: WBW; Parchment; Black Matt; P/B/P; Mg/B/Mg
$250


$250


$260


$270

Strenght
Model
Color
Brand




International Shipping: If your shipping address is out of the USA – Please use the PayPal “Continue shopping” button and select the shipping method from the table bellow

Shipping method
Estimated delivery time. Description
Price
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USPS Priority Mail


USPS Express Mail
10 Business days; Two weeks; Tracking number – not available


5 Business days; One week; Tracking number – available
$40


$60

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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