HSS Strat Wiring Kit Upgrade
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This set is perfect for a Strat style guitar with H-S-S pickup configuration.
Bridge: Humbucker (H)
Middle: Single-Coil (S)
Neck: Single-Coil (S)
HSS wiring seems tricky because most people are confused with what component values are best for Humbucker and Single-Coil combinations.
The truth is, the recommend values of potentiometer and capacitors for HSS setups really depends on the wiring style.
There are too many config possibilities. Each has its own pros and cons. It is always best to consult with your trusted guitar tech.
We carefully designed 5 options so you can choose which wiring style is best for you.
#1 Standard (Balanced Load but NO Bridge Tone Control)
- Can be used for 2-wire or 4-wire HB.
- For 4-wire, auto-split is possible.
#2 Matched Load for 2-wire humbucker (No Auto Split in position 2)
#3 Matched Load with Auto Split (Using a Superswitch)
- Auto-split coil for 4-wire humbuckers while maintaining a balanced load. There is a Bridge Tone Control.
#4 Matched Load with Auto Split plus Neck-ON switch (7-way combo)
#5 Matched Load with Neck-ON switch and Push-Pull Coil Split (10-way combo)
Note that the split functions is only possible for 4-wire or 5-wire humbuckers.
For 2-wire HB, only option 1 and 2 is possible not unless you convert it to 4-wire.
Upgrade Kit includes the following:
1 OAK Grigsby USA 5-way pickup selector switch
1 switch tip (white)
3 Bourns Premium Full size Potentiometers (US specs)*
1 Switchcraft Guitar Output Jack
2 Orange Drop Capacitor
1 Treble Bleed Circuit
2ft Gavitt Vintage PushBack Cloth Wire (white)
2ft Gavitt Vintage PushBack Cloth Wire (black)
- Precision Resistors
- Push-pull Potentiometers
- Superswitch Upgrade
Parts included are of the best quality and typically used in high-end guitar builds. All are USA brands.
* Bourns full-size pots are low torque for quick-to-turn knobs.
* If you want high-torque pots instead, send a message before purchase so we can change them for you.
*Potentiometer thread length and thread height is ⅜”. Each potentiometer comes with 2 sets of hex nut and washer to fit pickguard installation.
Switch tip color can be requested (white, black, parchment and mint). This is subject to availability.
We use standard values for capacitors and potentiometers although specs can be replaced upon request.
Please send a message if you want to change something. Otherwise, we will ship standard options.
Each of the components was carefully tested in our laboratory to ensure the best-balanced set that will improve the tone of your guitar.
The kit already includes a Treble Bleed Circuit which helps in maintaining a uniform tone at different volume levels.
We specialize in custom guitar wiring and handwound pickups.
Please let us know if you have questions or clarification.
You can also check our website for more wiring guide info.
Feel free to send a message and we will reply asap.