FUSE THE MODERN WITH THE TRADITIONAL.
When a stratocaster has a humbucker in the bridge position, there is always a dilemma between choosing the 500k controls which retain the life of the pickup, or the 250k controls which eliminate the harsh highs. The guys over at ObsidianWire say: “Why choose?”. The Custom HSS has an advanced wiring, which uses the power of a 5 way superswitch and extra resistors that add a new life to your humbucker with 500k controls. When the neck or middle pickup are selected, the wiring automatically changes back to 250k giving you that classic clear Stratocaster sound. The second position also coil splits your humbucker with one coil pairing up with the middle pickup for a traditional second position tone. Important: this feature requires a 4-conductor bridge pickup, which is standard for most modern and vintage re-production releases.
ObsidianWire’s Custom HSS wiring is an easy to install, pop-in upgrade for your Stratocaster. Using their revolutionary approach to guitar electronics, this pre-wired harness is a completely solderless solution with special lock-down “Plug, Play & Enjoy” connectors – simply twist your pickup’s wire and insert them into the connector slots and you’re done!
This product also includes an ObsidianWire Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod, which helps to eliminate “muddiness” at lower volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp. Without the Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod, the frequencies would be stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control, leaving you with an unclear tone.
1. Bridge Humbucker in Full Mode (With 500k controls and dedicated second tone control)
2. Bridge Humbucker in Split mode + Middle Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)
3. Middle Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)
4. Middle Pickup + Neck Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)
5. Neck Pickup (With 250k Controls and first tone control)
– ObsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-10%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT
– ObsidianWire / Schaller Propriety HSS Switch (Requires Metric Tip)
– Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack
– ObsidianWire Custom Select 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitors (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
– ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed – Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
– Easy to Follow Install Manual
American and Mexican series Fender® Strat® – Direct Fit (NOTE – The blender does NOT fit on left handed guitars)
Japanese Fender & Squier® – You will need to widen the control holes out to 10mm and get new US Spec, 24 spline knobs to fit the higher grade electronics. // Right Hand Guitar Only
Other Guitars – We can’t guarantee that these will fit any other guitar.