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.
SKU:
ST Custom HSS
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Current stock: 18
Description

Description

ObsidianWire Custom HSS for Strat® 

 Solder-less Install
 Solder-less Pickup Changes
 Custom Controls specified for HSS Strat
 (500k) Bridge Pickup Controls for greater clarity & output 
 (250k) Neck & Middle Pickup Controls for Strat Warmth and Quack

Super Easy, Solder-less 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.

 

Switch Positions

 

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)

 

Control Layout 

 

Switch: 5 - Way Super Switch
Control 1: Master Volume (auto splits from 250k to 500k in position 1 for humbucker)
Control 2: Tone Control 1 (Neck & Middle Pickup) 250k
Control 3: Tone Control 2 (Bridge Pickup) 500k

 

 

 The Build: 

 

We have a small team of people that love crafting Pro-Wired Electronics and we take pride in producing the absolutes best. We use custom specified parts, perfected techniques, and hand test to ensure that your harness will be an upgrade for your guitar, from factory model to custom shop.

 

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

 

OsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-8%) US Spec Split Shaft / 24 Spline

ObsidianWire / Schaller Propriety Switch (Requires Metric Tip)

Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack

ObsidianWire Custom Select 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitors (+/-5%)

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

Easy to Follow Install Manual

Endless Customer Support

 

 

Installation Info

 

Compatibility

 

American and Mexican series Fender® Strat® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only

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. // Right Hand Guitar Only

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

Left Hand Guitars - Does NOT Fit

 

 

Product Support Pages

Install Manual

Trouble Shooting

FAQs

 

Reviews

Reviews (28)

James 1st Sep 2020

Custom HSS

Very easy to install - no soldering, easy instructions. I installed this in my strat keeping the bridge and middle pickups and installing a Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Little '78 humbucker in the bridge. The tone was definitely enhanced in the two Fender pickups and the bridge Duncan humbucker really rocks. Thank you! Great product.

Tyler Risling 26th Aug 2020

Excellent product.

Used on a parts caster build. Not my first obsidian wire kit and won't be my last. Only way the hss strat variety could be improved is to add a coil split and blend option so the neck and rear coil could be blended like on the blender sss kit. (Imo would make for the ultimate strat tone range) Otherwise excellent product sound and ease of installation you won't be disappointed.

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.
SKU:
ST Custom HSS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

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