Custom HSS for Strat®
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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.
✔ 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
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.
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)
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
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.
Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (+/-5%)
Switch: Obsidian® Schaller® Propriety Switch (Requires Metric Tip)
Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft® J11 Mono
Fits: Squier® Stratocaster® - Widen Control holes to 10mm & replace knobs
Knobs: Requires US spec 24 spline knobs
Does NOT fit: Left Handed Guitars // Any guitar not described above
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