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Obsidian®

T3 Universal

Custom Universal for Tele® // NEW

Regular price
US$99.00
Regular price
Sale price
US$99.00
Obsidian® Coil Split - Upgrade Option

Super Easy, Solder-less Install
Key Features:

  • Traditional 3-Way Tele® switching
  • Built for Humbucker Loaded Telecasters
  • 4 Optimized Modes (HH, HS, SH & SS)
  • Improves clarity for humbuckers
  • Balances single coils
  • Fits Fender® Telecaster®
  • Fits Squier® Telecaster® 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. 

     

    TELECTASTER® ELECTRONICS FOR HUMBUCKER LOADED TELES®

    We have created this harness especially for humbucker or P90 loaded Telecasters, and made it compatible with single coils, or single coil sized humbuckers as well. We incorporate INTELLIGENT SWITCHING which allows you to get the absolute most out of both pickups, no matter the configuration

    INTELLIGENT SWITCHING

    Optimized for humbuckers & singlecoils When building a Telecaster with a mix of humbuckers and single coils, 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 say 'why choose? '. So we build in 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.

    THE MODES

    • HH Tele® (Humbucker + Humbucker)
    • HS Telecaster (Humbucker Neck + Single Coil Bridge)
    • SH Telecaster (Humbucker Bridge + Single Coil Neck)
    • SS Tele® (Two Single coils / traditional Tele® mode)

    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.

    DUAL SC (COIL SPLIT) - UPGRADE OPTION

    Turn your humbuckers in to single coils, and back again. To add true versatility to your guitar we build in Obsidian® Dual SC, allowing you to split each of your humbuckers to singlecoils for lower output, more dynamic tones.

    Obsidian® Dual SC is built in to your volume controls using push/pull pots, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.
    - Requires split coil compatible humbuckers

    ObsidianWire HH & HS Universal Telecaster Electronics
    ObsidianWire HH & HS Universal  Tele Wiring Harness
    ObsidianWire HH & HS Universal  Tele Wiring Harness
    ObsidianWire HH & HS Universal  Tele Wiring Harness
    ObsidianWire HH & HS Universal  Tele Wiring Harness
    Custom Universal for Tele® // NEW
    ObsidianWire HH & HS Universal  Tele Wiring Harness

    Humbucker Optimized Wiring - For HH, HS, SH & SS Telecaster®

    The Custom Universal for Tele® // NEW

    • Traditional 3-Way Tele® switching
    • Built for Humbucker Loaded Telecasters
    • 4 Optimized Modes (HH, HS, SH & SS)
    • Improves clarity for humbuckers
    • Balances single coils
    • Fits Fender® Telecaster®
    • Fits Squier® Telecaster® 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. 

     

    TELECTASTER® ELECTRONICS FOR HUMBUCKER LOADED TELES®

    We have created this harness especially for humbucker or P90 loaded Telecasters, and made it compatible with single coils, or single coil sized humbuckers as well. We incorporate INTELLIGENT SWITCHING which allows you to get the absolute most out of both pickups, no matter the configuration

    INTELLIGENT SWITCHING

    Optimized for humbuckers & singlecoils When building a Telecaster with a mix of humbuckers and single coils, 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 say 'why choose? '. So we build in 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.

    THE MODES

    • HH Tele® (Humbucker + Humbucker)
    • HS Telecaster (Humbucker Neck + Single Coil Bridge)
    • SH Telecaster (Humbucker Bridge + Single Coil Neck)
    • SS Tele® (Two Single coils / traditional Tele® mode)

    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.

    DUAL SC (COIL SPLIT) - UPGRADE OPTION

    Turn your humbuckers in to single coils, and back again. To add true versatility to your guitar we build in Obsidian® Dual SC, allowing you to split each of your humbuckers to singlecoils for lower output, more dynamic tones.

    Obsidian® Dual SC is built in to your volume controls using push/pull pots, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.
    - Requires split coil compatible humbuckers

    Specs

    FOR HUMBUCKER LOADED TELECASTERS®

    This wiring harness is a universal model made to be a perfect set for your humbucker loaded Telecaster, with an added fourth mode for two single coils for ultimate versatility. Just select your mode from the Obsidian Smart switch, and you are set. This harness is the perfect match for you if you have Telecaster loaded with the below pickups:

    • Mode 1. HH Tele® (Humbucker + Humbucker)
    • Mode 2. HS Telecaster (Humbucker Neck + Single Coil Bridge)
    • Mode 3. SH Telecaster (Humbucker Bridge + Single Coil Neck)
    • Mode 4. SS Tele® (Two Single coils / traditional Tele® mode)

    Why have different modes?

    Humbuckers and single coils have different characteristics that require different things from a wiring harness to really let out their best qualities. The Obsidian® Universal for Tele® harness allows you to easily setup your harness to automatically optimize the controls for each switch position, and thus, each of your pickups. 500k Controls for your humbuckers - Clearer, fuller humbucker output. More resistance through your tone and volume controls means less treble escapes. 250k Controls for your single coils - Balanced single coil spank. The harsh highs of a raw single coil are sent to ground, leaving a harmonically rich but balanced single coil sound. The Four Modes Explained

    • MODE 1: HH Telecaster (Two Humbuckers) Turn the dial to 'HH' for your Telecaster loaded with double humbuckers. You will get an optimized set of tone and volume controls with 500k pots, and a 0.022uf capacitor, for full clear output in all three switch positions. Master Volume & Tone controls: (500k for full clear output)
    • MODE 2: HS Telecaster (Humbucker Neck + Single Coil Bridge Pickup) Turn the dial to 'HS' for your Telecaster loaded with a humbucker in the neck position, and a single coil in the bridge position. You will get an optimized set of tone and volume controls with 500k pots for the humbucker for full clear output, and 250k pots for the single coil position to help tame the excess highs. Switch Positions 1: Bridge Pickup (250k balances single coil highs) 2: Bridge + Neck Pickup (250k optimized for humbucker & single coil mix) 3: Neck Pickup (500k for full clear output)
    • MODE 3: SH Telecaster (Humbucker Bridge + Single Coil Neck Pickup) Turn the dial to 'SH' for your Telecaster loaded with a humbucker in the bridge position, and a single coil in the neck position. You will get an optimized set of tone and volume controls with 500k pots for the humbucker for full clear output, and 250k pots for the single coil position to help tame the excess highs. Switch Positions 1: Bridge Pickup (500k for full clear output) 2: Bridge + Neck Pickup (250k optimized for humbucker & single coil mix) 3: Neck Pickup (250k balances single coil highs)
    • MODE 4: SS Telecaster ( Two Single Coils) Also perfect for Single coil sized humbuckers Call this bonus mode, just in case you ever want to convert your Tele back to a traditional SS, or two single coil Telecaster. This mode will give you a set of standard 250k controls with a 0.022uf capacitor for balanced tone and volume controls. This is also perfect for using single coil sized humbuckers, which are often designed to work best with 250k pots. Master Volume & Tone controls: (250k for full clear output)

    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.

    COMPONENTS

    • Potentiometers: Obsidian® Custom CTS® Pots (+/-10%) Split Shaft 24 Spline with 1/4" Adapters
    • Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (+/-5%)
    • Switch: Genuine Oak® 3 Way Switch
    • Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft® J11 Mono

    Compatibility

    • Fits: Fender® US & MIM Telecaster® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only
    • Fits: Fender® Japan Telecaster® - Replace control plate & knobs
    • Fits: Squier® Telecaster® - Replace control plate & knobs
    • Knobs: Requires US Spec 1/4" Solid Shaft Knobs
    • Control Plate: Use Genuine Fender or Obsidian® plate only - Other aftermarket plates will NOT fit
    • Pickups: Built for any combo of two humbuckers, single coils or P90s.
    • Coil Split Upgrade: Requires Compatible Split Coil (Four Conductor) Pickups
    • Does NOT Fit: Thinline telecaster, or any guitar not specified 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

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    Tom Lunt (Chicago, US)
    Install Time: 1 Hour +
    Build Quality:
    Very bad
    Excellent
    Functionality:
    Same as stock
    Greater range of sounds
    Sound:
    Terrible
    Amazing
    Took forever

    Took me forever, a couple of weeks, but probably my fault. I’m new to any kind of pickup wiring. I’m currently getting a sound out of it. The neck pick up, sounds fantastic, but the bridge pick up, which ordinarily sounded great in the guitar. It used to be in, sounded weak. Going to try your tip of reversing the wires this afternoon and see what happens.

    R
    Robert

    Fantastic prewired harness! Purchased the universal harness for my Tele. Love the flexibility and simplicity. I was able to connect everything within about 15 min. Also, want to shout out to Obsidian Wire customer service. I had some questions around delivery and timing. They responded quickly. The product also shipped right away! Delivery was held up a bit since it was being delivered to the US during the holidays but this was outside of Obsidians control. I’ve definitely placing an order for a Strat and LP harness. If you’re thinking about purchasing, I highly recommend it. Good company, good product!

    M
    Michael Serrano (Healdsburg, US)
    Install Time: 20 - 30 minutes
    Build Quality:
    Very bad
    Excellent
    Functionality:
    Same as stock
    Greater range of sounds
    Sound:
    Terrible
    Amazing
    Easy install, great sound

    Did my own wiring on a previous setup and overheated the tone pot : (
    Obsidian Wire eliminated the user error element completely. Didn’t have to guess at settings for the treble bleed and the solderless quick connect setup made install quick and easy with no burnt fingertips 😆. Sounds great too.

    M
    Matthew

    Amazing company! Terrific product and even better customer support! I will always choose Obsidian Wire for my guitar builds.

    D
    Don Ackerman (Amesbury, US)
    Install Time: 20 - 30 minutes
    Build Quality:
    Very bad
    Excellent
    Functionality:
    Same as stock
    Greater range of sounds
    Sound:
    Terrible
    Amazing
    Big upgrade for basic guitar.

    This was a great upgrade for a basic Tele I built from a kit from StewMac with only basic (alpha pots) components. It has increased the punch, volume and clarity that the guitar had. I will be using Obsidian wiring kits on ALL my builds going forward. My only suggestion would be to improve the clarity of the install instructions as the "universal" version is very different from the vintage version.