Custom HSS for Strat®

US$99.00
Warranty:
At ObsidianWire we use only the absolute best components and craftsmanship. We are so confident that you will experience years of trouble free use, that we guarantee it with an industry leading, three year warranty. If you feel that your Pro-Wired Electronics are not working like they should, please contact us and we will fix or replace them as soon as possible.
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Description

Description

Super Easy Install

 

All ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with ObsidianWire Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors.

 

HSS Strat® Wiring With Additional Fun

 

Built with a couple of cool features designed to take your experience more than a few notches up on the fun scale.

The ObsidianWire Custom HSS for Fender® Stratocaster® is a drop in upgrade over your existing HSS / Fat Strat® wiring harness.

When building a Strat with a humbucker in the bridge position, and two single coils for the middle and neck positions respectively, there is always ta 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 ObsidianWire 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 middle and neck pickups so you still get the full and clear rhythm and spank that Stratocasters® are famous for.

Furthermore, when you move your switch into the second position the humbucker coils split with one of them pairing up with the middle pickup for a traditional second position Strat tone. To take advantage of this feature you will need a four conductor bridge pickup which is standard issue for many modern and even vintage re-production releases.

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

 

The Custom HSS Controls:

 

1: Bridge Humbucker in Full Mode (With 500k controls and dedicated second tone control)

2: Bridge Humbucker in Split mode + Middle Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)

3: Middle Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)

4: Middle Pickup + Neck Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)

5: Neck Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)

 

Crystal Clear Tone

 

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

 

World’s Best Craftsmanship and Components

 

ObsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-8%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT

ObsidianWire / Schaller Propriety HSS Switch (Requires Metric Tip)

Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack

ObsidianWire Custom Select 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitors (Hand Tested to +/-10%)

ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed - Improved Volume Taper & Clarity

Easy to Follow Install Manual

Endless Customer Support

 

Compatibility

 

American and Mexican series Fender® Strat® - Direct Fit

Japanese Fender & Squiers® - You will need to widen the control holes out to 10mm and get new US Spec, 24 spline knobs to fit the higher grade electronics.

Other Models - We cannot guarantee that these will fit any other guitar.

 

Reviews

Reviews (17)

Tim Smith 19th Mar 2019

HSS Strat Wiring Harness

Excellent design and excellent build quality. Installation is crazy simple and beautifully clean. All components top shelf. Tone every bit as good as the custom wiring I had installed years ago. I did need to make one soldered connection. The documentation does not clearly state where the bare wire from the humbucker harness should connect. Typically, it is connected to the same ground point as the ground wire from the humbucker.. I was about to do just that (i.e. connect to port 7 of the terminal block), but opted to contact support and verify. I was advised to connect the bare wire to the separate ground point terminal on the circuit board. To do so, I had to solder an extension on the bare wire. Yes, I could have stripped back the humbucker harness a couple of inches, but dealing with five 34AWG wires is a more difficult than soldering on a single 2 inch 22AWG wire. I love the fact that I can now swap pickups or entire pickguards by simply loosening a couple of terminal screws. Well done, Obsidian Wire! Now if only you would offer an HH version...

ML 14th Jan 2019

Best upgrade a Strat can get!

Bought a new set of pickups for my Strat. But what I was really excited about was the ObsidianWire Custom HSS wiring harness I was about to install.. Talk about painless. Other than being the cleanest looking piece of kit I’d ever seen (flawless looking solder connections, beautiful handiwork) it was the easiest to install. And performance? Wow. I mean, seriously, Wow. Looking forward to putting the SSS version with Blender Mode in my other Strat. And the Les Paul version in my Epiphone. (If you really want to be sold on ObsidianWire just check out Darrell Braun Guitar youtube channel for his Epiphone upgrade.) Hands down, the best upgrade your favorite Strat or Les Paul can get.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Warranty:
At ObsidianWire we use only the absolute best components and craftsmanship. We are so confident that you will experience years of trouble free use, that we guarantee it with an industry leading, three year warranty. If you feel that your Pro-Wired Electronics are not working like they should, please contact us and we will fix or replace them as soon as possible.

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