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Fender Telecaster 3-Way Wiring Kit (50's Wiring Modification)

Fender Telecaster 3-Way Wiring Kit  (50's Wiring Modification)
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Fender Telecaster 3-Way Wiring Kit (50's Wiring Modification)


Condition: New

***Standard modern wiring for same price and reverse control harness available upon request for extra €5***

Standard Tele harness can be supplied with an EWG Treble Bleed/Volume Mod for €3 extra

Left-handed harness is €5 extra, please inquire first before purchase if you require this.

Fender Telecaster pre-wired control harness with 50's Les Paul wiring modification. Two simple solder connections required. Drop in upgrade for Squire and Affinity Tele's.

**Can be supplied with crimp connectors for solderless hook up if required**

Kit includes:
• Emerson PRO CTS Solid Shaft (audio taper/logarithmic) potentiometers (Matched)
• Oak Grigsby 3-Way Switch
• Switchcraft 1/4" Mono Input Jack with pre-wired harness using twisted vintage push back wire enclosed with heat shrink tubing and also used on connections for strength
• Soviet Union NOS 0.047uf/47nF K42Y-2 Paper in Oil Capacitor (Tested within the ± 10% range)
• Professionally soldered using vintage push-back wire.

**Switch Tip and Control Knobs Not Included**

What’s so special about this ’50s wiring? It affects your tone in three major ways:

1. The overall tone gets stronger, tighter, and more transparent. It’s difficult to describe, but you might say it’s more “in your face.”
2. The typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back the volume is much less than with standard wiring. Both the volume and tone controls become more responsive, and they react more smoothly without the usual hot spots. Another bonus: By simply rolling back your guitar volume a bit, you can clean up an overdriven amp without getting lost in the mix.
3. The tone and the volume controls interact with each other—something you might be familiar with from certain tweed-era Fender tube amps. When you change the volume, the tone changes a little bit as well, and vice-versa. This may be strange at first, but you only need a few minutes to get used to it.

The ’50s wiring exhibits much less treble loss that standard wiring because it follows a completely different curve, depending on the ratio of your pot. It works best with audio taper pots, preferably those with a 60:40 or 70:30 ratio. Smaller ratios like 80:20 or 90:10 limit this benefit and result in the typical “on/off” or “bright/dull” problem when using the controls.

Terms and conditions: If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us within 14 days and a full refund will be provided. Buyer assumes responsibility for return postage.
Postage on this item is at the standard rate, if you want your items sent by registered post please send me a message.
Potentiometers and other electronic soldered components must be returned in an un-used, un-soldered state and in the original packaging.

Shipping: Collection: FreeIreland: €9Europe: €14Rest of world: €15
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kevin.farrell.92 9 months ago
Any chance this can be picked up tomorrow?
East-West Guitars 9 months ago
@kevin.farrell.92 I'm not here on Sunday Kevin. I'll have to make it up for you, they're made to order.
twangmonkey 6 months ago
Hi, I have a 2000 Squier Fat Tele. Humbucker in neck, standard Tele bridge. Standard Tele layout- 1 vol 1 Tone. Would you have a harness to suit this with solderless connections? Cheers - Dave.
East-West Guitars 6 months ago
@twangmonkey Hi Dave, the problem is getting the pickups to see the correct load on the pots. You could use a 250K pot for the volume and maybe a 500K or a 1Meg Ohm pot for the tone pot, or you could use two 500K pots and solder a shunt resistor across the bridge pickup so the bridge pup will see a 250K load.
East-West Guitars 6 months ago
@East-West Guitars Maybe PM me on this after.
twangmonkey 6 months ago
Sound, thanks for the message.I’m still toying with the idea of putting a p90 in the neck so I’ll get back to you.Cheers.
East-West Guitars 6 months ago
@twangmonkey: 250k pots should be ok with a P90
Goldtopper 5 months ago
Hi I just bought this. Please post with crimp connectors (I resume it comes with full instructions - if not please share same?) thanks
East-West Guitars 5 months ago
@Goldtopper: No problem. It'll have marked breakout wires and there's only three connections to be made.
Goldtopper 4 months ago
Hi there I just got another tele kit. Same as before please ? Connectors for pickups and input. Thanks a million. Feel free to ship with strat harness if it hasn’t gone into the post yet. Thanks
gollywog 1 month ago
Hi I want to order this with treble bleed and 50's wiring please. Do I just add the 3 euro to total on PayPal?
East-West Guitars 1 month ago
@gollywog I can edit the price here if you're purchasing. Let me know if you want to proceed.
Teoleo 2 weeks ago
Hi, could I order a telecaster harness with standard modern wiring?
East-West Guitars 2 weeks ago
@Teoleo: Sure, no problem. Sorry for the late reply..
Teoleo 2 weeks ago
Thanks, I will put that order through. Also, I want to order some shielding tape, a modern electrosocket style jack socket and a potentiometer for another project. Do I have to pay for shipping for the additional items or can it all be sent together?

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