Obsidian®

MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring)

Regular price US$109.00 Ships from USA
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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.

New for 2023

Add the 'Dual 'Split Coil' Upgrade Option' - add a push/pull coil tap switch to each volume control. Requires Compatible Split Coil (Four Conductor) Pickups

Key Features:

 Solder-less Install
 Selectable 'Vintage 50's' / '60's Plus' Wiring

Smoother Volume & Tone Control
 Dual 'Split Coil' Upgrade Option
 Includes Pro-Wired Switch

 Fits Gibson® LP®
 Fits Most Epiphone® LP® with adjustments

Vintage MKII for Les Paul®

'Vintage 50's' & '60's Plus' Wiring in ONE...

AUTO SELECT WITH THE FLICK OF A SWITCH

The all new Obsidian® Vintage MKII for Les Paul® combines the super our 'Vintage 50's' and '60's Plus' wiring for Les Paul® in to one product. You can now choose between the vintage roll back of the traditional 'Vintage 50's' harness, and superior clarity of the more modern '60's Plus' wiring with the flick of the switch. 

"Easily Switch Between Vintage 50s Wiring and the our own '60's Plus' Wiring"

Even better, you get a switch for each pickup, so if you want to run a 'Vintage 50's' setup on the neck pickup, and an Obsidian® '60's Plus' setup for the bridge pickup, YOU CAN.

What is 'Vintage 50's' LP Wiring?

Allow for some treble roll off when you roll back your volume control for an easy bridge between perfect warm cleans and searing leads.

The 'Vintage 50's' wiring mod is a super popular Les Paul wiring upgrade that reverts your stock LP wiring back to the glory days, and the beginning of the Vintage Les Paul. This is our most popular and personal favorite Les Paul wiring.

What is '60's Plus' LP Wiring?

Prevent treble loss when you roll back the volume for greater clarity and cut through at reduced volume levels.

The Obsidian® '60's Plus' wiring is made for clarity and cut through with an improved circuit that will help you retain treble at all volume levels.  

NOW WITH DUAL 'SC (SPLIT COIL) UPGRADE OPTION:

Requires Compatible Split Coil (Four Conductor) Pickups

Split your humbuckers into single coils for classic, low output spank, and back again with a tap of the volume control.   

The Obsidian® Custom SC for Les Paul® gives you greater tonal diversity, through the power of inbuilt coil splitting switches. The upgrade comes with sturdy solder-less connectors, so it can be installed by anyone.

WHAT IS COIL SPLITTING?

Humbuckers are built with two coils of tightly wound copper, for low noise, and high output. Coil splitting cuts the link between the two coils, so we can play with one half of the humbucker. This essentially gives us a single coil, for traditional Strat® or Telecaster® sounds.

"SWITCH BETWEEN LES PAUL & STRAT® OR TELE® LIKE SOUNDS"

The Obsidian® Custom SC gives you a switch built in to each volume control, for switching between your traditional LP® humbucker output, and lower output Strat® or Tele® tones. 

BOTH SWITCHES DOWN

Position 1: Bridge Humbucker


Position 2: Bridge Humbucker + Neck Humbucker


Position3: Neck Humbucker

BOTH SWITCHES UP

Position 1: Bridge Single Coil

Position 2: Bridge Single Coil + Neck Single Coil


Position3: Neck Single Coil

NECK VOL. UP - BRIDGE VOL. DOWN

Position 1: Bridge Humbucker


Position 2: Bridge Humbucker + Neck Single Coil


Position3: Neck Single Coil

NECK VOL. DOWN + BRIDGE VOL. UP

Position 1: Bridge Single Coil


Position 2: Bridge Single Coil + Neck Humbucker


Position3: Neck Humbucker

Components

Potentiometers: Obsidian® Custom CTS® 500k Pots (+/-10%) Split Shaft / 24 Spline
Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (+/-5%)
Switch: Obsidian® Select Pro-Wired Toggle Switch
Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft® J11 Mono

COMPATIBILITY

Fits: Gibson® Les Paul® 
Fits: MOST Epiphone® Les Paul® (Requires new knobs and wider holes as below)

Always Check.... Layout Guide

Hole Size: 3/8" (9.5mm) mounting holes
Knobs: Use Only US spec 24 spline knobs (Do NOT use metric / 'Import' style knobs
Pickups: Works with Humbuckers and P90s // with modern or vintage braided wires.
Coil Splitting: Requires Compatible four conductor pickups

Does NOT fit: Lefty, three pickup Les Paul®, or any other guitar or Les Paul® Copy.


INSTALL

For install help, see our product support pages

Product Support

Pickup Wire Colors

Solderless Connector Help

 

US Based Fulfillment:

We 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.

United States

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$)
USPS TRACKED 3 - 5 5.99
DHL EXPEDITED MAX 3 - 5 8.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 22.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 28.99

Canada

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$ Aprox.)
ECONOMY POST 7 - 21 8.99
DHL PACKET 5 - 10 13.99

Australia

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NZ Post (International Courier) 5 - 10 15.99 

Rest of World 

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$ Aprox.)
DHL INTERNATIONAL STANDARD 4 - 14 18.99 

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

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, simply send your Pro-Wired Electronics back within 14 days of receiving them.

We will help you find a solution that better matches your playing style, or issue a store credit for use at a later date.

Terms

1) This offer is valid for purchases made direct through the ObsidianWire.com website only.

2) If you have purchased your Pro-Wired Electronics through another vendor, please contact them directly to discuss their returns policy.

3) It is the purchasers responsibility to cover all return shipping costs.

4) You must keep the product in new condition, with original packaging

5) Items must be sent back to the Obsidian® nominated address within 14 business days of receiving them

6) If an alternative product of a higher value is chosen, the purchaser will pay the price difference.

7) Any store credit is issued for use on the Obsidian® website, within 12 months of the original purchase.

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Solder-less Install

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