Pre-Wired Volume harness | DeLonge ES-333 kit | Right Handed

£22.91

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this Pre-Wired harness kit. From a run down of what the kit does, to important fitting information and full specs.

Order times

I usually make harnesses to order, due to the variety of spec options that could be chosen across the whole range. The current turnaround time for a harness orders is around 5-7 working days depending on quantity of orders in at the time and your order will be updated accordingly when it is dispatched. This turnaround time doesn't include the transit time. Thanks for your patience whilst I get your harness made!

Model Description

This kit is as simple as they can come, but it is a tip of the Atticus Cap to one of the most unique ES models Gibson and Epiphone have likely ever put out. This kit is essentially the same as my Delonge Strat and Starcaster kits, but instead made to suit/fit the Gibson and Epiphone ES-333 TD signature model. Specs are of course as simple as they come, but I have decided to offer this kit with two main specs;
First up, the straight up volume to jack setup, as per the factory Epiphone and Gibson production models. 
And in case you prefer to have one fitted, as well as honouring the specs of the original production Fender Strats,
 a treble bleed installed (which features a 680pF capacitor and 220kOhm resistor wired in parallel as per those original Fender production specs). 
I make it with the best components I have available to me, CTS 450 series audio taper pot, Gavitt 22awg braided wire, (if chosen)my treble bleed mod and the brilliant Pure Tone multi contact jack socket. 

This kit is ultimately being offered and intended to be for a quality replacement/upgrade for Tom Delonge Signature ES-333 guitars. Let's face it, those original production Epi/Gibsons are nearly 10 years old now, and there may be faulty pots/jacks from those years of use. So this kit is intended to be a quality replacement for these guitars. For the Gibson it will be a direct, no mods install, for the Epiphone you may need to make a couple of changes (detailed in full below) to fit this USA spec upgrade kit. If you are modding or retrofitting a regular ES (like a ES335 for example) then this kit will ultimately make for a great item to install TD style wiring to your guitar, but please note all of the specs below to ensure it is what you are after.

Please note, website example photo(s) may differ visually from the wiring kit you receive. This could be for a number of reasons but ultimately, don't be alarmed if you do spot differences between the stock photo and your supplied kit.

Product Options

Pot shaft type
The first drop down option is the choice of split shaft or solid shaft control knobs. If you wish to fit a push-fit style control knob (like the production ES-333 and Tom's own too), you'll need the split shaft option and a control knob that will suit a CTS 5.95mm 24 spline split shaft pot.  OR if you intend to fit a grub screw secured control knob (like the ones on the old Strats for example), they usually need a solid shaft pot so you choose the solid shaft option and install your grub screw fixed control knob on a 6.35mm solid shaft pot.

If you are looking for the same Cream ‘Speed’ style push-fit control knob like what Tom has on his own ES-333's, then I also carry those in stock and they’re available HERE

Bridge ground wire
If you are fitting this kit into your existing guitar, and re-attaching the guitars original bridge ground wire then simply select without. If you have had to remove the original perhaps, or it’s for a new build altogether and would find having a ground wire pre soldered, simple select with! Hope this option helps with your specific project.

With or without treble bleed
The original Gibson and Epiphone production run ES-333's didn't have a treble bleed fitted, so if you want to be true to the original, you'll need to select without.
If you personally prefer treble bleeds on your volume pot, or want the wiring specs to be closer to his original production run Strats, or even the 2023 onward production strats too (both of which had treble bleeds, albeit different specs), you can also have one fitted to this ES-333 kit too. 

Fitting information

I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your ES-333, as well as writing in depth general fitting guides and simple to follow wiring diagrams for each wiring style. But in this section you'll find some important fitting notes that will hopefully help you assess whether the kit is suitable for your exact ES-333 or what is required to allow it to fit correctly.

I allow for around 23cm of wire length from the pot to the jack. This comfortably accomodates for their stock component locations on the TD signature ES-333 models specifically. If you are locating your volume pot in a different place to where it is on Tom's signature model ES-333 and need a longer/shorter wire length please just let me know and I will accommodate for that for you. 

Can I fit this kit myself?
This ultimately comes down to whether you own the equipment needed to correctly and safely install the kit, or how comfortable you feel working on your own guitar. I do feel that installing a pre-wired guitar harness is do-able for many guitarists but only if the correct tools are used and care is taken to ensure you do not damage the kit, your guitar or yourself! There are detailed installation guides here on my website, as well as simple to follow wiring diagrams all to help make the process as easy as possible and in my experience, these have helped thousands of my customers carry out their own install. But if for any reason you have concerns about fitting the kit yourself which is entirely understandable, then I'm sure you'll agree that it is likely best to have a professional fit the kit and help ensure your purchased kit, and your beloved guitar are both looked after and worked on correctly. 
If you are local to me (Stourbridge, West Midlands) I take on guitar work no problem at all so will certainly be able to help install your Signature Series harness. 

Will the pots/jack fit my guitar body?
The components I use in my Signature Series wiring kits are for the most part, USA imperial specification. If you're fitting this harness to the Epiphone ES-333 or another far eastern built model, then you may have to widen the holes in the body to accommodate for the imperial measurement pot. The CTS pots and Pure Tone multi contact jack have a mounting thread shaft diameter of 0.369" / 9.38mm so I recommend for ease of install a 0.394" / 10mm pot/jack mounting holes. You can easily widen the holes in the body, I recommend doing this safely with a step cutter drill bit. I also offer this as a service so if you would like me to widen your guitar body for you, do please get in touch and we can organise this additionally.

If you’re buying this kit for a USA Gibson, then this will be a no modification install. 

Thankfully also, the TD signature ES-333 models (both Epiphone and Gibson) had a control cavity access panel on the rear of the guitar, this makes installing/replacing wiring on these particular models a great deal easier than regular ES models. If you are retrofitting this kit to a regular ES model that doesn't have the rear access panel, then this kit does involve fitting through the lower F-Hole, which isn't the easiest of tasks. If you're not familiar with doing this, I would recommend taking it to a trusted tech to install, or bringing into my workshop if you're local.

What control knobs will fit?
The kit uses CTS Split shaft pots which have a adjustable split shaft diameter of 5.95mm w/ 24 splines or CTS solid shaft pots which have a solid brass 0.25" / 6.35mm shaft for mounting the control knob. You will need control knobs that suit these measurements.
Do not attempt to force fit smaller, metric/import spec control knobs onto the imperial USA spec pots, doing this can damage the pot.

If you do require a US spec control knobs, I do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the Control Knob category on the store.

Specs/Parts included

- 1x CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance short shaft pots - 500k
- 1x Pure Tone multi contact jack socket (nickel finish)
- Optional Treble Bleed Spec - Ceramic 680pF capacitor & Carbon Film 220kOhm parallel wired treble bleed
- Gavitt USA made braided & cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant

Please note - wiring kit does not include new control knobs/control plate etc but does include the pot/jack mounting nuts and washers and switch mounting screws. 

Why these spec parts over others available?
Simply put, component choice has been one of the most important parts of my product development. I have worked on guitars for many years, and built these kits professionally since 2015, and as a result have been able to see and experience working on the majority of components available on the market. In my findings, A/B testing and more, I have found the components I decided on for my Signature Series to be the most reliable, best tolerance and great functioning parts to use to help customers get the most out of their instruments. I use CTS '450' series premium spec pots as they have a tight tolerance, and will consistently provide me with accurate value, as well as very solid build quality. I use trusty 'Mustard' style polyester film 'tone' capacitors as in my opinion they simply can't be beat for great value, solid construction, solid lead-outs, super tight tolerances and reliable tone/function. I would personally much rather use a trusty Mustard for example over something like a paper in oil, as from experience that are so much more reliable to use. This is from carrying out a lot of A/B testing, both tonally, as well as armed with the multi-meter for testing values and actual tolerances, as well as handling them to test construction quality for long lasting reliability in use. I use the brilliant 'Pure Tone' Multi Contact Jack sockets as they are incredibly reliable, due to their additional contact points for both tip and sleeve. I use CRL, Oak and Switchcraft brand switches across the range as these are built very well, with care will last for many years to come and have long since provided me with reliable use professionally. All kits are wired up with quality USA made Gavitt wire, it's great to work with, super consistent gauge and provides me with a very reliable quality item for my kits. I totally understand that with anything guitar, it is subjective, but I have, with an open mind, thoroughly tested a broad variety of components over the years and these have all become the items I trust to use every day. 

Harness FAQ's

I've been proudly making, developing and installing my pre-wired guitar harnesses since the beginning of the Home of Tone back in 2015 (time flies when you're having fun right!). Although I feel I do my best in covering as much information as possible across the various product listings, fitting guides, wiring diagrams and more, I thought it might be helpful to put together an FAQ's page that covers some of the general additional questions I get asked. You can view these Harness FAQ's HERE

'Ground Bug' deal!

Looking forward to installing your new wiring, but a little worried about making the ground connections to the pot casings? First time soldering and hear the horror stories of frying pots, or just simply want to neaten up your installs? Then the awesome 'Ground Bug' will help with any of these concerns, beginner or pro modders alike. The Ground Bug is a pot washer that fits between the pot casing and the pickguard/body and has a number of lugs (much like with the main signal connections on the pot for example) to which you can very easily solder your ground wire connections too. Completely removing the worry and risk of soldering a pot casing, something I know many guitarists complain about having to learn to do. 
I have been stocking Ground Bugs for a while, and they really are the perfect match for a pre-wired harness as they further help you with your installs. So I have set up a 10% off Ground Bug deals when purchased with a Home of Tone Signature Series pre-wired harness. This is an automatic discount code, so all you need to have is a Signature Series kit, and a Ground bug in your cart, and the discount will automatically be applied to the bug for you! Click HERE to view the Ground Bug listing

 

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this Pre-Wired harness kit. From a run down of what the kit does, to important fitting information and full specs.

I usually make harnesses to order, due to the variety of spec options that could be chosen across the whole range. The current turnaround time for a harness orders is around 5-7 working days depending on quantity of orders in at the time and your order will be updated accordingly when it is dispatched. This turnaround time doesn't include the transit time. Thanks for your patience whilst I get your harness made!

This kit is as simple as they can come, but it is a tip of the Atticus Cap to one of the most unique ES models Gibson and Epiphone have likely ever put out. This kit is essentially the same as my Delonge Strat and Starcaster kits, but instead made to suit/fit the Gibson and Epiphone ES-333 TD signature model. Specs are of course as simple as they come, but I have decided to offer this kit with two main specs;
First up, the straight up volume to jack setup, as per the factory Epiphone and Gibson production models. 
And in case you prefer to have one fitted, as well as honouring the specs of the original production Fender Strats,
 a treble bleed installed (which features a 680pF capacitor and 220kOhm resistor wired in parallel as per those original Fender production specs). 
I make it with the best components I have available to me, CTS 450 series audio taper pot, Gavitt 22awg braided wire, (if chosen)my treble bleed mod and the brilliant Pure Tone multi contact jack socket. 

This kit is ultimately being offered and intended to be for a quality replacement/upgrade for Tom Delonge Signature ES-333 guitars. Let's face it, those original production Epi/Gibsons are nearly 10 years old now, and there may be faulty pots/jacks from those years of use. So this kit is intended to be a quality replacement for these guitars. For the Gibson it will be a direct, no mods install, for the Epiphone you may need to make a couple of changes (detailed in full below) to fit this USA spec upgrade kit. If you are modding or retrofitting a regular ES (like a ES335 for example) then this kit will ultimately make for a great item to install TD style wiring to your guitar, but please note all of the specs below to ensure it is what you are after.

Please note, website example photo(s) may differ visually from the wiring kit you receive. This could be for a number of reasons but ultimately, don't be alarmed if you do spot differences between the stock photo and your supplied kit.

Pot shaft type
The first drop down option is the choice of split shaft or solid shaft control knobs. If you wish to fit a push-fit style control knob (like the production ES-333 and Tom's own too), you'll need the split shaft option and a control knob that will suit a CTS 5.95mm 24 spline split shaft pot.  OR if you intend to fit a grub screw secured control knob (like the ones on the old Strats for example), they usually need a solid shaft pot so you choose the solid shaft option and install your grub screw fixed control knob on a 6.35mm solid shaft pot.

If you are looking for the same Cream ‘Speed’ style push-fit control knob like what Tom has on his own ES-333's, then I also carry those in stock and they’re available HERE

Bridge ground wire
If you are fitting this kit into your existing guitar, and re-attaching the guitars original bridge ground wire then simply select without. If you have had to remove the original perhaps, or it’s for a new build altogether and would find having a ground wire pre soldered, simple select with! Hope this option helps with your specific project.

With or without treble bleed
The original Gibson and Epiphone production run ES-333's didn't have a treble bleed fitted, so if you want to be true to the original, you'll need to select without.
If you personally prefer treble bleeds on your volume pot, or want the wiring specs to be closer to his original production run Strats, or even the 2023 onward production strats too (both of which had treble bleeds, albeit different specs), you can also have one fitted to this ES-333 kit too. 

I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your ES-333, as well as writing in depth general fitting guides and simple to follow wiring diagrams for each wiring style. But in this section you'll find some important fitting notes that will hopefully help you assess whether the kit is suitable for your exact ES-333 or what is required to allow it to fit correctly.

I allow for around 23cm of wire length from the pot to the jack. This comfortably accomodates for their stock component locations on the TD signature ES-333 models specifically. If you are locating your volume pot in a different place to where it is on Tom's signature model ES-333 and need a longer/shorter wire length please just let me know and I will accommodate for that for you. 

Can I fit this kit myself?
This ultimately comes down to whether you own the equipment needed to correctly and safely install the kit, or how comfortable you feel working on your own guitar. I do feel that installing a pre-wired guitar harness is do-able for many guitarists but only if the correct tools are used and care is taken to ensure you do not damage the kit, your guitar or yourself! There are detailed installation guides here on my website, as well as simple to follow wiring diagrams all to help make the process as easy as possible and in my experience, these have helped thousands of my customers carry out their own install. But if for any reason you have concerns about fitting the kit yourself which is entirely understandable, then I'm sure you'll agree that it is likely best to have a professional fit the kit and help ensure your purchased kit, and your beloved guitar are both looked after and worked on correctly. 
If you are local to me (Stourbridge, West Midlands) I take on guitar work no problem at all so will certainly be able to help install your Signature Series harness. 

Will the pots/jack fit my guitar body?
The components I use in my Signature Series wiring kits are for the most part, USA imperial specification. If you're fitting this harness to the Epiphone ES-333 or another far eastern built model, then you may have to widen the holes in the body to accommodate for the imperial measurement pot. The CTS pots and Pure Tone multi contact jack have a mounting thread shaft diameter of 0.369" / 9.38mm so I recommend for ease of install a 0.394" / 10mm pot/jack mounting holes. You can easily widen the holes in the body, I recommend doing this safely with a step cutter drill bit. I also offer this as a service so if you would like me to widen your guitar body for you, do please get in touch and we can organise this additionally.

If you’re buying this kit for a USA Gibson, then this will be a no modification install. 

Thankfully also, the TD signature ES-333 models (both Epiphone and Gibson) had a control cavity access panel on the rear of the guitar, this makes installing/replacing wiring on these particular models a great deal easier than regular ES models. If you are retrofitting this kit to a regular ES model that doesn't have the rear access panel, then this kit does involve fitting through the lower F-Hole, which isn't the easiest of tasks. If you're not familiar with doing this, I would recommend taking it to a trusted tech to install, or bringing into my workshop if you're local.

What control knobs will fit?
The kit uses CTS Split shaft pots which have a adjustable split shaft diameter of 5.95mm w/ 24 splines or CTS solid shaft pots which have a solid brass 0.25" / 6.35mm shaft for mounting the control knob. You will need control knobs that suit these measurements.
Do not attempt to force fit smaller, metric/import spec control knobs onto the imperial USA spec pots, doing this can damage the pot.

If you do require a US spec control knobs, I do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the Control Knob category on the store.

- 1x CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance short shaft pots - 500k
- 1x Pure Tone multi contact jack socket (nickel finish)
- Optional Treble Bleed Spec - Ceramic 680pF capacitor & Carbon Film 220kOhm parallel wired treble bleed
- Gavitt USA made braided & cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant

Please note - wiring kit does not include new control knobs/control plate etc but does include the pot/jack mounting nuts and washers and switch mounting screws. 

Why these spec parts over others available?
Simply put, component choice has been one of the most important parts of my product development. I have worked on guitars for many years, and built these kits professionally since 2015, and as a result have been able to see and experience working on the majority of components available on the market. In my findings, A/B testing and more, I have found the components I decided on for my Signature Series to be the most reliable, best tolerance and great functioning parts to use to help customers get the most out of their instruments. I use CTS '450' series premium spec pots as they have a tight tolerance, and will consistently provide me with accurate value, as well as very solid build quality. I use trusty 'Mustard' style polyester film 'tone' capacitors as in my opinion they simply can't be beat for great value, solid construction, solid lead-outs, super tight tolerances and reliable tone/function. I would personally much rather use a trusty Mustard for example over something like a paper in oil, as from experience that are so much more reliable to use. This is from carrying out a lot of A/B testing, both tonally, as well as armed with the multi-meter for testing values and actual tolerances, as well as handling them to test construction quality for long lasting reliability in use. I use the brilliant 'Pure Tone' Multi Contact Jack sockets as they are incredibly reliable, due to their additional contact points for both tip and sleeve. I use CRL, Oak and Switchcraft brand switches across the range as these are built very well, with care will last for many years to come and have long since provided me with reliable use professionally. All kits are wired up with quality USA made Gavitt wire, it's great to work with, super consistent gauge and provides me with a very reliable quality item for my kits. I totally understand that with anything guitar, it is subjective, but I have, with an open mind, thoroughly tested a broad variety of components over the years and these have all become the items I trust to use every day. 

I've been proudly making, developing and installing my pre-wired guitar harnesses since the beginning of the Home of Tone back in 2015 (time flies when you're having fun right!). Although I feel I do my best in covering as much information as possible across the various product listings, fitting guides, wiring diagrams and more, I thought it might be helpful to put together an FAQ's page that covers some of the general additional questions I get asked. You can view these Harness FAQ's HERE

Looking forward to installing your new wiring, but a little worried about making the ground connections to the pot casings? First time soldering and hear the horror stories of frying pots, or just simply want to neaten up your installs? Then the awesome 'Ground Bug' will help with any of these concerns, beginner or pro modders alike. The Ground Bug is a pot washer that fits between the pot casing and the pickguard/body and has a number of lugs (much like with the main signal connections on the pot for example) to which you can very easily solder your ground wire connections too. Completely removing the worry and risk of soldering a pot casing, something I know many guitarists complain about having to learn to do. 
I have been stocking Ground Bugs for a while, and they really are the perfect match for a pre-wired harness as they further help you with your installs. So I have set up a 10% off Ground Bug deals when purchased with a Home of Tone Signature Series pre-wired harness. This is an automatic discount code, so all you need to have is a Signature Series kit, and a Ground bug in your cart, and the discount will automatically be applied to the bug for you! Click HERE to view the Ground Bug listing