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Custom HSS for Strat®

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    ObsidianWire Store | Custom HSS for Strat® by Obsidian Wire | 109.00
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    Obsidian Wire | Custom HSS for Strat® | Buy direct from the ObsidianWire Strore
    Obsidian Wire | Custom HSS for Strat® | Buy direct from the ObsidianWire Strore
    Custom HSS for Strat®

    Product Details


    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: 

    ✔ Optimized Wiring Harness for HSS Strat®
    ✔ (500k) For Bridge Pickup Clarity
    ✔ (250k) Neck & Middle for Strat® Warmth
    ✔ Fits Fender® HSS Strat®
    ✔ Fits Squier® HSS Strat® with Adjustments
    ✔ '7-Way' Switching (Gilmour Mod) Upgrade Option

    Custom HSS
    Strat® Wiring Harness


    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) 


    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.


    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


    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 Loaded Strat® (Humbucker bridge pickup + two single coils)
    Coil splitting: Requires compatible four conductor humbucker(s)

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




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

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