Thanks to this World Class parts, You will save your money and time in the long run. Changing pickups has never been easier to discover new tone as often as you like, no more worry that you could hurt your guitars every time by changing the pups.
All ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with ObsidianWire Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors.
HSS Strat? Wiring With Additional Fun
- Built with a couple of cool features designed to take your experience more than a few notches up on the fun scale. The ObsidianWire Custom HSS for Fender? Stratocaster? is a drop in upgrade over your existing HSS / Fat Strat? wiring harness.
- When building a Strat with a humbucker in the bridge position, and two single coils for the middle and neck positions respectively, there is always ta toss up between choosing 500k controls which will retain the life of a humbucker, or 250k controls which will tame the harsh highs that are inherent in single coils.
- We say 'why choose? '. The ObsidianWire Custom HSS has some clever wiring, which harnesses the power of a 5 way superswitch, and a couple of extra resistors to add new life to your humbucker, as it sees the 500k controls that it deserves. Move through the switch positions it and automatically switches back to 250k for the middle and neck pickups so you still get the full and clear rhythm and spank that Stratocasters? are famous for.
- Furthermore, when you move your switch into the second position the humbucker coils split with one of them pairing up with the middle pickup for a traditional second position Strat tone. To take advantage of this feature you will need a four conductor bridge pickup which is standard issue for many modern and even vintage re-production releases.
- To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we also include an ObsidianWire Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod. This prevents tone 'muddiness' at low volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp, rather than being stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control.
The Custom HSS Controls:
- Bridge Humbucker in Full Mode (With 500k controls and dedicated second tone control)
- Bridge Humbucker in Split mode + Middle Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)
- Middle Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)
- Middle Pickup + Neck Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)
World’s Best Craftsmanship and Components
- ObsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-8%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT
- Genuine Oak Grigsby Switch
- Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack
- ObsidianWire Custom Select 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitors (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
- ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed - Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
- Easy to Follow Install Manual
- Endless Customer Support
- American and Mexican series Fender? Strat? - Direct Fit
- Japanese Fender & Squiers? - You will need to widen the control holes out to 10mm and get new US Spec, 24 spline knobs to fit the higher grade electronics.
- Other Models - We cannot guarantee that these will fit any other guitar.