Obsidian Wire
Strat® Custom HSS Solderless Harness

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✔ Solderless Install✔ Solderless Pickup Changes ✔ Custom Controls specified for HSS Strat✔ (500k) Bridge Pickup Controls for greater clarity & output ✔ (250k) Neck & Middle Pickup Controls for Strat Warmth and Quack Super Easy, Solderless Install All ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronic...   Read More ›

Obsidian Wire Strat® Custom HSS Solderless Harness


✔ Solderless Install
✔ Solderless Pickup Changes

✔ Custom Controls specified for HSS Strat
✔ (500k) Bridge Pickup Controls for greater clarity & output 
✔ (250k) Neck & Middle Pickup Controls for Strat Warmth and Quack

Super Easy, Solderless Install

All ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solderless 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.

Switch Positions

1 – Bridge Humbucker in Full Mode (500k)
2 – Bridge Humbucker in Split mode + Middle (250k)
3 – Middle (250k)
4 – Middle + Neck (250k)
5 – Neck (250k)

Control Layout 

Switch: 5-way Super Switch
Control 1: Master Volume (auto splits from 250k to 500k in position 1 for humbucker)
Control 2: Tone Control 1 (Neck & Middle Pickup) 250k
Control 3: Tone Control 2 (Bridge Pickup) 500k

Crystal Clear Tone

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.

World’s Best Craftsmanship and Components 

  • ObsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-8%) US Spec Split Shaft / 24 Spline
  • ObsidianWire / Schaller Propriety Switch (Requires Metric Tip)
  • Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack
  • ObsidianWire Custom Select 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitors (+/-5%)
  • ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed - Improved Volume Taper & Clarity

CLICK HERE FOR INSTALLATION MANUAL

Compatibility

American and Mexican series Fender® Strat® – Direct Fit / Right Hand Guitar Only
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.

RIGHT-HANDED GUITARS ONLY – DOES NOT FIT LEFT-HANDED GUITARS

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