Entry Series Pre-Wired Stratocaster harness kit
About Pre-Wired Harnesses
I wrote an extensive article about replacing your guitar's wiring harness, answering the main questions about each component and the potential differences and improvements that can be had in doing so. To read the full article, click Here!
Pre-Wired harnesses offer a great solution to replace or upgrade your wiring with minimal soldering your end, as for some it's a daunting task. It may also be a great value alternative to buying all of the individual components. All harnesses are made by me here at the Home of Tone, to ensure the best possible workmanship I can.
About the 'Entry Series'
After a number of years of making my harnesses, from offering a range of options and further developing the product, it has lead me to this natural road. My Entry Series. This is a harness that offers a choice selection of upgrade parts over many stock items, at a more entry level price point. A chance to upgrade your guitar with some great components without breaking the bank.
The series features the affordable but great Orange Drop 716P capacitors and Switchcraft mono jack sockets as standard. Along with the brilliant CTS 'TVT' series +/-5% tolerance pots, German made solid copper 22awg wire with modern insulation and a lacquered cotton braid finish and a Oak 5 way wafer switch.
Please Note - If you're upgrading from perhaps standard import or Japanese built guitars which have metric sized pots, you may need to widen the holes in your pickguard etc to accommodate the slight larger US made quality pots we use.
About the Strat Wiring
The wiring schematic we use for our Strat wiring harness ultilises these controls and positions. It makes sense to have the bridge pickup attached to a tone pot, no brainer.
Tone 1 - Neck and Middle
Tone 2 - Bridge
Position 1 - Bridge
Position 2 - Middle and Bridge Parallel
Position 3 - Middle
Position 4 - Neck and Middle Parallel
Position5 - Neck
- CTS 'TVT' Series +/-5% Tolerance shortshaft pots - 250k, split shaft pots as standard on Strat kits.
- Orange Drop 716P capacitor. .022uF or .047uF depending on your preference/requirement.
- German made 22AWG wire
- Switchcraft mono jack socket
- Oak 5 way wafer switch
If you are ordering this wiring kit to go along with your McNelly Pickups, we would recommend the .02uF capacitor option as the McNelly range has been designed with that rating in mind. Most other applications .047uF is recommended for single coil equipped strats. Consult with the maker of your pickups/spec sheets if you are unsure.
As these are made to order by hand, the waiting time is around 1 week depending on quantity of current orders and repair jobs in at the time.
If you have a Strat style guitar that isn't a Gibson, I can happily make a harness to suit your guitar. So please feel free to get in touch, and we will compare measurements and obtain a quote for you.
Left Handed Options
I also make these in left handed orientation. As standard I make the left handed harnesses with traditional RH taper pots, because after a lot of research and customer orders over the years it seems 99.9% of Lefty players are used to traditional RH taper pots. If this is the case, simply put that you require a left handed harness in your order comments and I will make it for your LH Les Paul!
If you're used to LH taper pots, I can make a harness with those, but sadly the pots are slightly more expensive. Please get in touch for a LH taper loaded harness quote.