Absolutely perfect for all non-soldering iron owners, and anti-hobbyists who have so far been afraid to buy such a kit!
This solderless prewired kit can be installed by anyone who has a small screwdriver. We have simply equipped the kit with an additional pre-wired screw terminal row for the pickups and ground connections. This makes it easy to connect the pickups to the screw terminals with a screwdriver and eliminates all soldering work. Due to the clear terminal row it is almost impossible to wire something wrong, and the replacement should be done relatively quickly and as easily as possible even for inexperienced hobbyists. Except for the additional terminal row, the kit is absolutely identical to the standard soldering kit.
Now your HSS Strat will finally sound the way it should. We have installed an Oak Grigsby super switch in this prewired Kit. This makes it possible to connect the pickups to the right potentiometers and capacitors, without the known disadvantages like too bright single coils or a muddy humbucker. The humbucker has a 500k tone pot with 0.02uf capacitor, the two single coils a 250k pot and a 0.05uf capacitor. In the 4nd position (bridge/middle) the humbucker is automatically split into a single coil. Two additional carbon resistors compensate for the 500k volume pot for the single coils. A treble bleed is also used. The treble bleed mod allows you to use the volume pot over the entire bandwidth without losing the treble. This kit works as described only in combination with a splitable humbucker.
Position 1 - Neck
Position 2 - Middle + Neck
Position 3 - Middle
Position 4- Middle + Bridge (Bridge coil split)
Position 5 - Bridge
The kit is suitable for a H (Bridge)-S-S pickup assembly (S-Single Coil, H-Humbucker). Mixing different pickup manufacturers may lead to an "out of phase" effect. This can be easy fixed by reversing the polarity of the single coils (twisting black and white).
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".
WE SHIP WORLDWIDE. The shipping costs for most EU countries are € 12,- (free shipping from € 250,-). You can find more information about the EU and WORLDWIDE shipping costs under the link directly below the product costs (inkl. Mwst., zzgl. Versandkosten). If your destination country is not listed here, please contact us to calculate the shipping costs.
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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.