✔ Solderless Install
✔ Solderless Pickup Changes
✔ Improved Clarity & Control Tapers
✔ Vintage Correct 50s Strat® Wiring
✔ Vintage Tone Control (0.1mfd for huge treble roll off)
✔ Vintage Taper Volume Control (auto reduces treble with volume reduction)
✔ Fits Fender® Strat®
✔ Fits Squier® Strat® with Adjustments
Super Easy, Solderless Install
All ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with ObsidianWire Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors.
TRUE VINTAGE 50'S WIRING HARNESS FOR STRAT®
Based on the original 54' Strat wiring, this is the true vintage 50s re-production wiring harness for your Stratocaster®. Compared to the ObsidianWire Vintage Plus set you will get more interactive volume controls (Warmer sounds at lower volumes), greater clarity and output from the bridge pickup, and an increased range of treble roll off from the tone controls.
INTERACTIVE VOLUME CONTROL
The volume control on the 54' Strats roll off treble with volume, so your sounds gets warmer as it gets quieter. This can be the perfect solution for very easily rolling between rhythm and lead.
WIDE RANGE TONE CONTROLS
The 54 Strats came with one tone control for the neck pickup, and another for the middle pickup. They ran through a 0.1mfd capacitor and 250k pots, which allows a greater range of treble roll off than the modern Strats that usually run off a more limited 0.047uf or even 0.022uf capacitor.
Leaving the bridge pickup with a tone control reduces its capacitance load, resulting in a slightly more treble, and overall output for a brighter sound.
5 WAY SWITCH
The original 54' Strats used a 3-way switch.
We have huge amounts of respect for Leo, but we think he got this part wrong, so we use a 5-way.
Control 1: Master Volume
Control 2: Tone Control 1 (Neck Pickup)
Control 3: Tone Control 2 (Middle Pickup)
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 250k Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-8%) US Spec Split Shaft / 24 Spline
- Genuine Oak Grigsby Switch
- Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack
- ObsidianWire Custom Select 0.047uf 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitor (+/-5%)
- ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed – Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
Fits: Fender® Stratocaster® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only
Fits: Squier® Stratocaster® - Widen Control holes to 10mm & replace knobs
Knobs: Requires US spec 24 spline knobs
Does NOT fit: Left Handed Guitars // Any guitar not described above
Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.1mfd) (+/-10%)
Switch: Obsidian Select Pro-Wired Toggle Switch
Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft J11 Mono
For install help, see our product support pages HERE
RIGHT-HANDED GUITARS ONLY – DOES NOT FIT LEFT-HANDED GUITARS