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Tele® Harness
Install

Install help and guides for your ObsidianWire Tele® harness

Wiring Diagrams

TRADITIONAL VINTAGE PLUS FOR TELE®

Insert wires to slots as below
1 = Spare ground
2 = Spare ground
3 = Spare ground
4 = Spare Ground
5 = Output Jack Black
6 = Output Jack White
7 = Neck Ground
8 = Neck Hot
9 = Bridge Ground
10 = Bridge Hot

CUSTOM 4-WAY FOR TELE®

Insert wires to slots as below
1 = Spare ground
2 = Spare ground
3 = Spare ground
4 = Neck Cover Ground (As Below)
5 = Output Jack Black
6 = Output Jack White
7 = Neck Ground
8 = Neck Hot
9 = Bridge Ground
10 = Bridge Hot





CUSTOM 4-WAY FOR TELE®
4-Way Pickup Mod

Metal covered neck pickups used with the Custom 4-Way for Tele® mod require a second ground wire.

This separates the ground wire from the pickup coil, and the ground for the pickup cover.

Step 1)

Identify the wire link between the existing ground wire, and the pickup cover.

Step 2)

Cut the link

Step 3)

Solder a new ground wire directly to the pickup cover.

It is easiest to do this where the old link has been removed.

INSTALLING YOUR NEW TELE® HARNESS

1) Find your diagram

Find the correct diagram for your Tele above.

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

Download Install Manual
2) Identify your pickup wires

For most pickups:
Hot = White
Ground = Black

For different pickups you can check your pickup builders manual

More Pickup Info
3) Cut out your old harness

Cut the pickup, output 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.

ObsidianWire Tele
Harness Install

By Landon Bailey

More Help?

Trouble Shooting
Click Here
Pickup Color Codes
Click Here
Solder-less Connector Guide
Click Here

Tele Install

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1 comment

  • Mathew

    This is great. Thank you.


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