STRAT® INSTALL

Install guides and advice for your ObsidianWire Strat® harness

Wiring Diagrams for Strat®

BLENDER / VINTAGE / CUSTOM '7 WAY'

Insert wires to slots as below

1 = Spare Ground
2 = Spare Ground
3 = Output Jack Black
4 = Output Jack White
5 = Neck Ground
6 = Neck Hot
7 = Middle Ground
8 = Middle Hot
9 = Bridge Ground
10 = Bridge Hot
All other ground wires to screw down ground connector

CUSTOM HSS / HSS '7 WAY'

Insert wires to slots as below

1 = Output Jack Black
2 = Output Jack White
3 = Neck Ground
4 = Neck Hot
5 = Middle Ground
6 = Middle Hot
7 = Bridge Ground
8 = Bridge Hot
9 = Bridge Series 1
10 = Bridge Series 2
All other ground wires to screw down ground connector



CUSTOM HSH

Insert wires to slots as below

1 = Output Jack Black
2 = Output Jack White
3 = Neck Ground
4 = Neck Hot
5 = Neck Series 1
6 = Neck Series 2
7 = Middle Ground
8 = Middle Hot
9 = Bridge Ground
10 = Bridge Hot
11 = Bridge Series 1
12 = Bridge Series 2
All other ground wires to screw down ground connector

CUSTOM HH

Insert wires to slots as below

1 = Output Jack Black
2 = Output Jack White
3 = Neck Ground
4 = Neck Hot
5 = Neck Series 1
6 = Neck Series 2
7 = Bridge Ground
8 = Bridge Hot
9 = Bridge Series 1
10 = Bridge Series 2
All other ground wires to screw down ground connector

INSTALLING YOUR NEW STRAT® HARNESS

1) Find Your Diagram

Find the correct diagram for your Strat® above.

Alternatively, you can download the full printable version for your Strat® below

Download Manual
2) Identify Your Pickup Wires

For most pickups:
Hot = White
Ground = Black

For different pickups you can check our pickup wire guide below

Pickup Color Codes
3) Cut Out Your Old Harness

Cut the pickup, and ground wires from your old harness, and remove it from your bass.

Cut as close to the old harness as possible to maintain the length of your wires.

4) Prepare Your Wires

Strip pickup and ground wire insulation leaving 6mm (1/4”) of bare wire.

Be Precise

Twist loose strands of wire between your fingers to create a firm tip.

5) Press & Hold Connector Button

Use a fine screw driver to press and hold the connector button above the wire slot.

For a full guide on using the solder-less connectors, check below

Connector Guide
6) Insert Wire & Release Button

Insert the wire to the correct slot at a 45° angle.

Release the button and the wire should hold firmly.

Test the wire by giving it a gentle pull before moving on to the next wire.

More Help?

Trouble Shooting
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Pickup Wire Color Codes
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Solder-less Connector Guide
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Strat® Install