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Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 // NEW

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Super Easy, Solder-less Install
Key Features:

  • New 'Gen2' Model
  • Traditional '5-Way' Switching
  • Improved Tone Control Layout
  • Switchable volume control 'Voice'
  • Fits Fender® Strat®
  • Fits Squier® Strat® with Adjustments

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5 YEAR WARRANTY

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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. 

 

Vintage Plus 'Gen2' - Stratocaster® Electronics Kit

The new Obsidian® Vintage Plus Gen2 for Stratocaster® has had a complete overhaul to ensure you have access to the absolute in best Stratocaster Electronics. The new upgraded harness retains the traditional five way switching, but improves the tone control layout, smooths out the tone and volume control response, and gives you two volume control 'voices' so you can get your guitar setup exactly how you like it

OBSIDIAN® LAYOUT

Tone & volume controls that make sense. For the 'Gen2' model we have assigned 'Tone control 1' to the neck and middle pickups. This leaves 'Tone control 2' as a dedicated bridge pickup tone control, for balancing the brighter treble in switch positions 1 & 2.

'VOICE' SWITCHING

Match the function of your volume control to your playing style. Match the function of the volume control to your playing style, with a 'Clear' mode and a 'Balanced' mode.

'CLEAR' MODE - Crystal clear tone at any volume level
'BALANCED' MODE - Roll off some highs with the volume control for a smooth transition between clean and crunch

SMOOTH CONTROL

An even tone and volume control taper all the way from zero to ten. Obsidian® tone and volume controls incorporate carefully selected and custom-built components, as well as our own clever mods to smooth out the taper of your tone and volume controls, so you get a more even roll off all the way from zero to 10.

TRADITIONAL 5 WAY SWITCHING

The Obsidian® Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 retains traditional '5-way' switching with a high quality Oak® '5-way' switch.

Switch Positions:

1: Bridge 
2: Bridge & Middle
3: Middle
4: Middle & Neck
5: Neck


ObsidianWire Vintage Stratocaster Electronics Kit for Stratocaster Gen 2 Model with adjustable volume control voice
Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 // NEW
The ObsidianWire Vintage Wiring Harness for Stratocaster Gen 2 Model with adjustable volume control voice
The ObsidianWire Vintage Wiring Harness for Stratocaster Gen 2 Model with adjustable volume control voice

Traditional 5-Way Wiring - for SSS Stratocaster®

The Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 // NEW

  • New 'Gen2' Model
  • Traditional '5-Way' Switching
  • Improved Tone Control Layout
  • Switchable volume control 'Voice'
  • Fits Fender® Strat®
  • Fits Squier® Strat® 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. 

 

Vintage Plus 'Gen2' - Stratocaster® Electronics Kit

The new Obsidian® Vintage Plus Gen2 for Stratocaster® has had a complete overhaul to ensure you have access to the absolute in best Stratocaster Electronics. The new upgraded harness retains the traditional five way switching, but improves the tone control layout, smooths out the tone and volume control response, and gives you two volume control 'voices' so you can get your guitar setup exactly how you like it

OBSIDIAN® LAYOUT

Tone & volume controls that make sense. For the 'Gen2' model we have assigned 'Tone control 1' to the neck and middle pickups. This leaves 'Tone control 2' as a dedicated bridge pickup tone control, for balancing the brighter treble in switch positions 1 & 2.

'VOICE' SWITCHING

Match the function of your volume control to your playing style. Match the function of the volume control to your playing style, with a 'Clear' mode and a 'Balanced' mode.

'CLEAR' MODE - Crystal clear tone at any volume level
'BALANCED' MODE - Roll off some highs with the volume control for a smooth transition between clean and crunch

SMOOTH CONTROL

An even tone and volume control taper all the way from zero to ten. Obsidian® tone and volume controls incorporate carefully selected and custom-built components, as well as our own clever mods to smooth out the taper of your tone and volume controls, so you get a more even roll off all the way from zero to 10.

TRADITIONAL 5 WAY SWITCHING

The Obsidian® Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 retains traditional '5-way' switching with a high quality Oak® '5-way' switch.

Switch Positions:

1: Bridge 
2: Bridge & Middle
3: Middle
4: Middle & Neck
5: Neck


Specs

Traditional 5-Way Switching:


The Obsidian® Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 retains traditional '5-way' switching with a high quality Oak® '5-way' switch.

Switch Positions:

1: Bridge
2: Bridge & Middle
3: Middle
4: Middle & Neck
5: Neck

Improved Tone Control Layout:


'Tone control 1' is assigned to the neck and middle pickups. This leaves 'Tone control 2' for the bridge pickup, for balancing the brighter treble in switch positions 1 & 2.

Controls:


Tone Control 1: Middle & Neck Pickup (Positions 2 - 5)
Tone Control 2: Bridge Pickup (Positions 1 - 2)

Switchable 'Voice':



The Obsidian® Vintage Plus Gen2 wiring harness incorporates a volume control 'Voice' switch. This switch is built directly on to the harness, and will sit inside your guitar.

The 'voice' switch allows you to customize how the tone and volume controls affect your over all tone. The best setting for you will depend on your own personal preferences, so we encourage you to try each option to see what works best for you.


To get started:



Voice 1: 'Clear'
Crystal Clear Tone

Voicing 1: 'Clear' incorporates an Obsidian® Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod. This prevents 'muddiness' at low volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass freely through your signal chain, rather than being stopped short at the volume control.

In this setting, your tone and volume controls will work completely independently of each other, and your volume control will be super smooth from 10 all the way through to zero.

  • Obsidian® Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod
  • Crystal clear tone at all volumes
  • Independent tone & volume controls
  • Smooth volume control taper

Voice 2: 'Balanced'
Smooth Transition from Clean to Crunch

Voice 2: 'Balanced' removes the Obsidian® Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod and re-arranges the order of the tone and volume controls. This setting allows a slight treble roll off with the volume control.

The advantage: This setting allows you to roll smoothly from 'Clean' to 'Crunch' with the use of the volume control. The design is taken directly from our extremely popular MKII wiring for Les Paul®.

The tone and volume controls also become more interactive, with each affecting the other, just like a Vintage 50's Les Paul®

  • Smooth Transition from 'Clean to Crunch'
  • Interactive Tone & Volume Controls
  • Removes Treble Bleed Mod

Components

  • Potentiometers: Obsidian® Custom CTS 250k Pots (+/-10%) Split Shaft / 24 Spline
  • Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (+/-5%)
  • Switch: Oak® 5 Way Selector Switch
  • Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft J11 Mono

Compatibility

  • Fits: Fender® Stratocaster® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only
  • Fits: Squier® Stratocaster® - Widen Control holes to 10mm & replace knobs
  • Knobs: Requires US spec 24 spline knobs
  • Pickups: Built for three single coil pickups
  • Does NOT fit: Left Handed Guitars // Any guitar not described 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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Peter Cho (Boston, US)
Build Quality:
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Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing

Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 // NEW

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Manuel Santana (The Bronx, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing

Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2 // NEW

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Robert Dibble (Corvallis, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Vintage Plus for Strat

Great technical solution and very easy to implement, instructions clear and straight forward, technical support very responsive, caring and encouraging. Installation was successful and the Strat is dreamy.

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Jesus

This is my third Obsidian wire kit ,great fit ,ease of install and hookup. The volume and tone controls are smooth the five way switch has great detent , so it never over travels the position wanted. Thank you Obsidian wire for a great kit ,and the Tonerider pure vintage pickups sound awesome.

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Tony Mendoza (Phoenix, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Wiring

Obsidian

The wire colors of my pickups wasn't in the wiring tutorial, my question was answered quickly.

Sincerely
Tony Mendoza