Wiring Harness for Fender Stratocaster • 50s Gibson Wiring
Something brand new for your Strat: Gibson 50s wiring!
Premier Guitar describes it this way:
There’s nothing too out of the ordinary about this wiring; it simply connects the tone pot to the output of the volume pot instead of the input. All the late-fifties Gibson guitars were wired this way. So what’s the big deal, you ask? The ‘50s wiring will have two major effects on your tone:
First, the overall tone gets stronger and more transparent. It’s difficult to describe, but perhaps saying it’s more “in your face” would be a good way to describe it. Second, the typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back the volume is much less, and both the volume and tone controls react more smoothly and more evenly, without the typical hot spots. As a side effect, it’s easier to clean up an overdriven amp by simply rolling back the volume on your guitar a bit. As always this is a matter of choice, but it’s definitely worth a try… Continue to the full article
We build these on an aluminum grounding shield with CTS top-shelf 250k pots with brass posts and shafts. The capacitor is a .047 paper-in-oil Bumblebee from the 50s. That's right, this is an authentic vintage Bee, not a reissue. The result is totally responsive, creamy volume and tone controls that you can't keep your hands off of. An Oak 5-way switch and Switchcraft jack brings it all together.
Wiring diagram included. Made in USA.