Signature Series Pre-Wired Harnesses
Replacing, or in some cases upgrading your guitar's wiring may be a matter of necessity if there are niggling faults perhaps, but you may also have considered replacing it as a way of improving the guitar. So, the big question of course is would it make any difference?
Let's instead look at the quality of each component and relevant to certain items, their ratings/tolerances for example. Those are the important details that I personally always look for.
Quality pots, like the TVT series pots I use in my wiring harnesses, I use because in my findings the tolerances, taper and build quality/reliability are up there as the best available. Why does the tolerance matter? The tolerance refers to how accurate the rating of the pot's ohm will be. So if it's a 250k stamped pot used commonly with single coil equipped guitars, then a CTS 'TVT' pot featuring +/-5% tolerance will be accurately rated at above or below 5% of 250k. An accurately rated pot will be the best way of deciphering what effect on overall sound the pot will have.
Some low quality or lower tolerance pots can creep wildly away from the ratings stated on it, you'd be surprised, I still am by many of them! The real world result is a 250k stamped pot that when tested, reads wildly different meaning the tone can be overly bright or 'dark'. This is of course a generalization for the sake of example, but I have found even standard series CTS pots when tested read wildly different to what they should have been. This also matters in regards to the taper, as you roll the pot off, volume or tone, a gradual and even adjustment is ideal. A pot with an accurate tolerance, good taper and solid build quality is something that you can trust to bring the best out of your pickups, and that's the important rule I abide by.
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This is the Signature Series, the premium range.
The Signature Series
My pre-wired harnesses have been part of my product range since the very early days of the Home of Tone, and I've loved further developing them over the past couple of years. Further refining via your great feedback and requests, along with my own research and preferences. This has lead me to release the signature series.
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UPDATE ON CUSTOM HARNESSES - I have to unfortunately announce that, certainly in the short term, I won't be offering custom spec harnesses. This is mainly due to it struggling to be a viable service to offer with time spent discussing the requirements & specs, research and development and drawing schematics. There unfortunately can't be the margin to make it a viable way to continue to run the business and now will solely be offering my selection of harnesses visible here. I am however further developing my range so that there is a wider selection of alternative options available. Thanks for your understanding.