The 2x Capacitor Tone Control prewired Kit provides perfect tone control for the Strat with two capacitors. With the conventional standard circuit, only one
capacitor is used for tone control, but this always means compromises. Depending on the situation, the sound is muddy or too bright, and the bridge pickup cannot be controlled at all. With this
kit, that's it. The standard kit uses a 22nF cap for a brighter clear sound from the bridge pickup, and a 47 nF Capacitor for the neck and middle pickup. Changes of the capacitor values are
possible free of charge, simply indicate under remarks when ordering.
This circuit would have been originally planned as a standard circuit for the Strat, but was then changed to the circuit known today (one cap less) for cost reasons. The kit can also be equipped with a treble bleed mod. The treble bleed allows you to use the volume pot over the entire bandwidth without losing the treble.
Position 1 - Neck / Tone-Pot 1
Position 2 - Neck + Middle / Tone-Pot 1
Position 3 - Middle / Tone-Pot 1
Position 4 - Middle + Bridge / Tone-Pot 1- Tone-Pot 2
Position 5 - Bridge / Tone-Pot 2
The kit is best suited for an S-S-S pickup assembly (S-Single Coil, H-Humbucker).
This kit is available in all possible combinations. You can choose an Oak Grigsby (NEW) or CRL Switch, 250k or 500k potentiometers, and 0.022, 0.033, 0.047, 0.100 uf capacitors. To keep the variation selection clearer, we have listed only the most common combinations. For all other combinations please select a kit with your favorite switch, and specify the desired combination during the ordering process under remarks, for example "CRL 500k 0.033uF".
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BECAUSE WE ARE ONLY SATISFIED WITH THE BEST.
All our prewired kits have matched pots and caps. This means that we measure all potentiometers and capacitors before installation, select them, and use them according to their values where they deliver the best possible result in combination with the pickups. This is important because original pots have tolerances of up to +-20%. In extreme cases, a 500k pot can have values of only 400k or up to 600k ohms. Not infrequently good pickups are replaced unnecessarily, because they sound muddy, weak or thin. In reality, however, the problem is often not due to bad pickups, but simply to inferior wiring, which mercilessly destroys the actually perfect sound.
We compared enormous quantities of capacitors in interaction with various pickups and thus determined the most suitable tone caps under real conditions. The capacitors are hand-selected HQ film capacitors with very low tolerance, very similar in design to the originals from the fifties. The vintage paper wax skin gives the caps an additional look. Our capacitors are so close to the originals of the 50's that nobody will hear a difference.
In all our kits only the best components from well-known manufacturers like CTS, Switchcraft, CRL or Oak Grigsby are used. All kits are carefully manufactured in small quantities and professionally handcrafted, and delivered to satisfied customers all over the world.