Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Obsidian®

Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2

Regular price US$119.00 Ships from USA
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Super Easy, Solder-less Install
All Obsidian® Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with Obsidian® Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors.

Key Features: 

 For HSS & HSH Strat® (Custom Switchable Modes)
 (500k) For Humbucker Clarity 
 (250k) Single Coil Warmth
 '7-Way' Switching (Gilmour Mod) Upgrade Option

 Fits Fender® HSS & HSH Strat®
 Fits Squier® HSS & HSH  Strat® with Adjustments

Custom HSS/HSH
Strat® Wiring Harness

OPTIMIZED FOR HUMBUCKER & SINGLECOILS

When building a Strat with a mix of humbuckers and single coils, there is a 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 Obsidian® 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 single coils, so you still get the full and clear rhythm and spank that Stratocasters® are famous for.

Furthermore, when you move your switch into the two pickup switch positions the humbucker coils split, with one of them pairing up with the middle pickup for a traditional second position Strat tone. 

Switch Positions

HSS Mode: Optimized for Humbucker Bridge Pickup + Two Single Coils

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) 

HSH Mode: Optimized for Humbucker Bridge & Neck Pickups + Middle Single Coil

1: Bridge humbucker in full mode (500k)
2: Bridge humbucker in split mode + middle (250k)
3: Middle (250k)
4: Neck humbucker in split mode + middle (250k)
5: Neck humbucker in full mode (500k) 

Tone Controls

Control 1: Master Volume (auto splits 250 for Single coils & 500k for Humbucker)
Control 2: Tone Control 1 (Neck & Middle) 250k No Load Pot & 0.022uf Capacitor
Control 3: Tone Control 2 (Bridge) 500k Pot & 0.022uf Capacitor

7-Way Switching Upgrade:

Play Your Neck & Bridge Pickups Together


The Obsidian® HSS wiring harness can now be even better with the new option to add a push pull switch to the second tone control. This allows you to play your neck and bridge pickups together, or even all three pickups at once. 

Crystal Clear Tone

To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we also include an Obsidian® 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.

COMPONENTS

Potentiometers: Obsidian® Custom CTS® Pots (+/-10%) Split Shaft / 24 Spline
Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (+/-5%)
Switch: Obsidian® Schaller® Propriety Switch (Requires Metric Tip)
Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft® J11 Mono

Compatibility

Fits: Fender® Stratocaster® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only
Fits: Squier® Stratocaster® - Widen Control holes to 10mm & replace knobs
(Always Check: '7-Way Upgrade' Requires Minimum Cavity Depth 29.2mm / 1.15")

Knobs: Requires US spec 24 spline knobs
Pickups: Built for HSS or HSH Loaded Strat® (Humbucker bridge pickup + two single coils or Humbucker Neck & Bridge + middle single coil)
Coil splitting: Requires compatible four conductor humbucker(s)

Does NOT fit: Left Handed Guitars // Any guitar not described above

Install Guide

INSTALL

For install help, see our product support pages

Product Support

Pickup Wire Colors

Solderless Connector Help

 

US Based Fulfillment:

We ship from Michigan, USA.

Please note that due to the way in-state taxes are collected, we cannot ship website orders within Michigan state. If you are based in Michigan, please order through our Amazon store here as this is set up to collect the required sales taxes. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

United States

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$)
USPS TRACKED 3 - 5 5.99
DHL EXPEDITED MAX 3 - 5 8.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 22.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 28.99

Canada

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$ Aprox.)
ECONOMY POST 7 - 21 8.99
DHL PACKET 5 - 10 13.99

Australia

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$ Aprox.)
NZ Post (International Courier) 5 - 10 15.99 

Rest of World 

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$ Aprox.)
DHL INTERNATIONAL STANDARD 4 - 14 18.99 

Taxes and duties

Obsidian® DOES NOT pay duties, taxes or customs clearance charges.

Duties and taxes charged by your local customs agency, will be your own responsibility.

If you live outside the USA, we recommend checking with your own country's customs agency what these may be prior to ordering. 

If you are concerned, consider ordering from dealer near you 

International Dealers

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, simply send your Pro-Wired Electronics back within 14 days of receiving them.

We will help you find a solution that better matches your playing style, or issue a store credit for use at a later date.

Terms

1) This offer is valid for purchases made direct through the ObsidianWire.com website only.

2) If you have purchased your Pro-Wired Electronics through another vendor, please contact them directly to discuss their returns policy.

3) It is the purchasers responsibility to cover all return shipping costs.

4) You must keep the product in new condition, with original packaging

5) Items must be sent back to the Obsidian® nominated address within 14 business days of receiving them

6) If an alternative product of a higher value is chosen, the purchaser will pay the price difference.

7) Any store credit is issued for use on the Obsidian® website, within 12 months of the original purchase.

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Solder-less Install

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