Pre-Wired Volume harness | DeLonge Strat kit | Left Handed w/LH Taper pot

£27.49 £24.74

Description
This kit is as simple as they can come, but it is a tip of the Hurley Cap to one of my most favourite signature Fender guitar models and is incredibly nostalgic for me, the Tom DeLonge Signature Stratocaster. I spent countless hours staring at the Fender Frontline catalog back in the day wishing I had one of these guitars, super back to basics design but nonetheless wicked guitars. With the originals increasing in value, I know a lot of us are making partscaster replicas instead, so I wanted to offer a pre-wired volume pot kit to help with those projects! After having the privelege of working and inspecting an all original 2001 TD Strat, I was able to clarify the specs used on the originals, and recreate that with my kit. 
The factory Fender TD signature models had a CTS 500k pot, as well as a treble bleed cap mod, which featured a 680pF capacitor and 220kOhm resistor wired in parallel. It's not a totally common treble bleed cap and resistor spec, so I thought that was quite interesting and was glad to have seen it first hand so I know I am being true to original factory spec with my pre-wired volume kit. This treble bleed mod worked great I thought with the SD Invader pickup, so happy to continue on with those specs. I make it with the best components I have available to me, CTS 450 series audio taper pot, Gavitt 22awg wire, my treble bleed mod and the brilliant Pure Tone multi contact jack socket. 

Installing
I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Tom DeLonge Stratocaster model, as well as writing in depth fitting guides, as well as a simple to follow wiring diagram.
The parts I use, in particular the pots, are CTS branded pots which are imperial measurements. If you're fitting this harness to a far east built variant for example such as a Squier or similar, then you may have to widen the hole in the pickguard to accommodate for the imperial measurement pot.
For reference, the CTS pots I use in this harness have a shaft diameter of 9.52mm.

You may also require new control knobs to fit the CTS pot 'splines'. I offer this harness with split shaft pots as standard or with the extra option of a brass conversion sleeve to convert to solid shaft. The split shaft pots are 5.95mm 24 spline, and the solid shaft are 6.35mm solid.

If you do require US spec control knobs, we do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the hardware categories on the store including true to original spec Telecaster style chrome barrel control knobs.

Parts used
- CTS 500k reverse/left handed audio taper split shaft pot
- 680pF & 220kOhm parallel wired treble bleed
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- Soldered using Rapid 22SWG lead-free solder