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Obsidian®

ST Custom HSS G2

Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2

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US$119.00
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US$119.00
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Super Easy, Solder-less Install
Key Features:

  • For HSS & HSH Strat® (Switchable Modes)
  • Intelligent Switching
  • 500k for Humbucker Clarity
  • 250k for Single Coil Warmth
  • '7-Way' Switching (Gilmour Mod) Upgrade Option
  • Fits Fender® HSS & HSH Strat®
  • Fits Squier® HSS & HSH Strat® with Adjustments

    FAST SHIPPING

    5 YEAR WARRANTY

    ObsidianWire solderless install logo

    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. 

     

    Premium HSS Strat Wiring Harness - Now for HSH Stratocaster® too

    Our all new 'Gen2' HSS Strat wiring harness incorporates intelligent switching to give you the full clarity of your humbuckers AND tame your single coils, more useable tone and volume controls, greater clarity and an on board 'Mode' switch to allow you to switch between HSS & HSH modes. For ultimate versatility, we also offer you a 7-way switch upgrade option. 

    INTELLIGENT SWITCHING

    Optimized for humbuckers & single coils. When building an HSH or HSS Stratocaster, there is a toss-up between choosing 500k controls to retain the life of a humbucker, or 250k controls to balance brighter single coils.

    We use Obsidian® Intelligent Switching to give you the absolute best of both your humbuckers and single coils with a wiring harness that will automatically switch between the two.

    AUTO SPLIT

    A balanced humbucker & single coil combo. Achieving the right balance between your humbuckers and single coils is an important part of hearing the full dynamics of both pickups together. With Obsidian® auto split, your humbucker automatically splits into singlecoil mode when matched with your other singlecoils on the selector switch.
    - Requires split coil compatible humbuckers

    CRYSTAL CLEAR TONE

    Retain clarity at lower volumes. To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we 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.

    7-WAY SWITCH // GILMOUR MOD - UPGRADE OPTION

    The sweetest bell like Strat® tone. The Obsidian® 7-Way Switch allows you to play your neck and bridge pickups together for the sweetest bell like tones, or even all three pickups together. The switch is built in to your tone control by use of a push/pull pot, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.

    CONTROL LAYOUT - INCLUDES 'MODE' SWITCH

    HSS Mode: For Humbucker Bridge Pickup + Two Single Coils

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

    * Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

    Wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSS (Including Gilmour mod Push Pull

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

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

    * Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

    wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSH wiring including the optional Gilmour mod

    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

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

    Custom HSS & HSH Strat® Wiring Harness

    The Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2

    • For HSS & HSH Strat® (Switchable Modes)
    • Intelligent Switching
    • 500k for Humbucker Clarity
    • 250k for Single Coil Warmth
    • '7-Way' Switching (Gilmour Mod) Upgrade Option
    • Fits Fender® HSS & HSH Strat®
    • Fits Squier® HSS & HSH Strat® with Adjustments

    Details

    Description

    ObsidianWire solderless install logo

    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. 

     

    Premium HSS Strat Wiring Harness - Now for HSH Stratocaster® too

    Our all new 'Gen2' HSS Strat wiring harness incorporates intelligent switching to give you the full clarity of your humbuckers AND tame your single coils, more useable tone and volume controls, greater clarity and an on board 'Mode' switch to allow you to switch between HSS & HSH modes. For ultimate versatility, we also offer you a 7-way switch upgrade option. 

    INTELLIGENT SWITCHING

    Optimized for humbuckers & single coils. When building an HSH or HSS Stratocaster, there is a toss-up between choosing 500k controls to retain the life of a humbucker, or 250k controls to balance brighter single coils.

    We use Obsidian® Intelligent Switching to give you the absolute best of both your humbuckers and single coils with a wiring harness that will automatically switch between the two.

    AUTO SPLIT

    A balanced humbucker & single coil combo. Achieving the right balance between your humbuckers and single coils is an important part of hearing the full dynamics of both pickups together. With Obsidian® auto split, your humbucker automatically splits into singlecoil mode when matched with your other singlecoils on the selector switch.
    - Requires split coil compatible humbuckers

    CRYSTAL CLEAR TONE

    Retain clarity at lower volumes. To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we 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.

    7-WAY SWITCH // GILMOUR MOD - UPGRADE OPTION

    The sweetest bell like Strat® tone. The Obsidian® 7-Way Switch allows you to play your neck and bridge pickups together for the sweetest bell like tones, or even all three pickups together. The switch is built in to your tone control by use of a push/pull pot, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.

    CONTROL LAYOUT - INCLUDES 'MODE' SWITCH

    HSS Mode: For Humbucker Bridge Pickup + Two Single Coils

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

    * Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

    Wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSS (Including Gilmour mod Push Pull

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

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

    * Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

    wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSH wiring including the optional Gilmour mod

    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

    Specs

    BUILT IN HOUSE WITH

    • 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

    MADE TO FIT:

    • Fits: Fender® HSS & HSH Stratocaster® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only
    • Fits: Squier® HSS & HSH Stratocaster® - Widen Control holes to 10mm & replace knobs
    • Always Check: '7-Way Upgrade' Requires Minimum Cavity Depth around Push Pull Pot 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:

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

    Install

    For install help and other resources please go to our Info Hub.

    Shipping

    Where We Ship

    We are currently shipping direct to:

    • United States
    • Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • New Zealand
    • Hong Kong
    • Iceland
    • Norway
    • Switzerland

    For other countries - See International Dealers

    United States

    Standard Orders 

    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.

    Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$)
    USPS TRACKED 3 - 5 6.99
    FEDEX HOME DELIVERY 3 - 5 19.99
    FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 22.99
    FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 28.99

    Pro-Wired Loaded Pickguards  

    Ship Direct from Christchurch, New Zealand

    All ObsidianWire™ Loaded pickguards are made to order and ship direct from our location in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have an expected build time of 6 - 12 business days, and will let you know if we expect any delays.

    Rest of World

    Ship Direct from Christchurch, New Zealand

    We ship all orders outside of the United States from our location in Christchurch, New Zealand. Get shipping cost and delivery timeframes at checkout.

    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

    • Solderless Install

      Super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with Obsidian® Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors.

    • Pro-Grade Quality

      The absolute best guitar wiring upgrades, using custom specified parts and perfected techniques to ensure that your harness will be an upgrade for you and your guitar. Every time.

    • Greater Functionality

      Guitar electronics that will deliver a greater range of sounds from your pickups, with more switching options, and more dynamic setups to suit your guitar.

    • Improved Sound

      Guitar wiring that allows the full dynamic range of your pickups, and just as importantly, help find a harness that is matched to you.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 75 reviews
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    Nick W (Montgomery, US)
    Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
    Build Quality:
    Very bad
    Excellent
    Functionality:
    Same as stock
    Greater range of sounds
    Sound:
    Terrible
    Amazing
    Awesome Switch (w/ Astrisk)

    I love this 7-way switch! It sounds amazing and all the bell and whistles allow for so many different tones. The install was fairly easy BUT I do need to warn about a potential issue some might run into.

    I installed on a 2005 Red Squire Strat (Indonesia made) and I did have to modify the body under the pickup. Underneath the switch by the tone knobs are 2 large capacitors and the shape of my control cavity did fit this. I had to cut into the body a little to allow them to fit. It's all under the pickguard and it was easy enough for me but just need to mention it others.

    I would 100% do it again! With all of the features and controls, it is absolutely worth it!

    J
    Jason W. (Dallas, US)
    Install Time: 20 - 30 minutes
    Build Quality:
    Very bad
    Excellent
    Functionality:
    Same as stock
    Greater range of sounds
    Sound:
    Terrible
    Amazing
    HSS Strat

    It seems like a great piece of equipment so far, I did have a few issues getting the wires in the holes, it’s such a tiny button, and if your stock pickup wire is cut short forget it. I did have the middle pickup out of phase problem. And then later when I was lowering the middle pickup it must have pushed on the neck pickup wire and yanked it out of its socket. I’ll have to extend the wires on my pickups.

    F
    Frank S (Cedar Knolls, US)
    Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
    Build Quality:
    Very bad
    Excellent
    Functionality:
    Same as stock
    Greater range of sounds
    Sound:
    Terrible
    Amazing
    Strat Gen2 HSS

    Awesome Strat upgrade. Improved the versatility and sound of my 30 year old American Strat. So easy to install. Will upgrade any new Strat I get. Hopefully you can do versions for Ibanez guitars.

    Y
    Yadriel

    Is an awesome piece of engineering

    J
    Joshua Cummings (Ingelheim, DE)
    Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
    Build Quality:
    Very bad
    Excellent
    Functionality:
    Same as stock
    Greater range of sounds
    Sound:
    Terrible
    Amazing
    Fender player plus strat

    This product is amazing. I installed the hss model into my player plus strat with the original pickups. Not sure if it is a placebo effect but it felt like the pickups had more life after the install. Future upgrades will be a breeze. The features offered are great and I would recommend this upgrade to anyone looking to swap electronics. Had an issue with the bridge being out of faze with the middle pickup. Found all the answers and more on the FAQ page.