Pre-Wired Volume harness | Hoppus Bass kit | Left Handed

£20.83

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!

Description
This kit is as simple as they can come, but I couldn't offer a Delonge strat replacement wiring kit, without offering a Hoppus bass one too! So here we are :) I spent countless hours staring at the Fender Frontline catalog back in the day flicking between the Delonge Strat and Hoppus signature bass models, super back to basics design but nonetheless wicked instruments. The Hoppus bass in particular with it's offset Jazz body, but with a P-Bass style pickup, really interesting and great bass design. 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 2005 MH bass, I was able to clarify the specs used on the originals, and recreate that with my kit. 
It's a rather simple setup with just a 250k pot straight to a jack socket, but here I will be offering this kit with the best components I have available to me, CTS 450 series audio taper pot, Gavitt 22awg wire and the brilliant Pure Tone multi contact jack socket. This could serve as a great quality replacement to repair a tired and worn out original MH bass wiring loom, or serve as some great parts to install on your own build. 

Options
The first drop-down option you will see is the orientation. I have decided to offer this kit for both right handed and left handed MH fans. So the right handed option is a simple one to choose,  whereas left handed players will be able to choose their preferred pot turn direction with either a RH audio taper pot, or a LH audio taper pot depending on your personal preference. A RH audio taper pot turns clockwise to increase volume from '0', whereas a LH/Reverse audio taper pot turns counter-clockwise to increase volume from '0'. Some lefty players prefer one way, and others another way, so I always feel it is worth offering the choice of either and you can pick which best suits your personal playing preference. Hope this helps LH Mark fans!

The next option, is to help those making a partscaster from scratch for example. I can pre-solder a length of ground wire for you which is used for the bridge ground connection. If your bass already has a bridge ground wire connected and you don't need this, simply select 'no' and I'll leave as is. If it's a new build, or you need to replace your bridge ground wire, select 'yes' and I can pre-solder that to the volume pot for you.

Installing
I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Mark Hoppus bass model, as well as writing in depth fitting guides, and 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 installing this kit on an original Mexico built MH bass, then it shouldn't require any modifications to fit. This will be a direct fit item. But, if you're fitting this harness to a bass with far eastern spec, metric components then you may have to widen the holes in the pickguard to accommodate for the imperial measurement pot and jack.
For reference, the CTS pots I use in this harness have a thread shaft diameter of 9.52mm. So a 10mm hole suits great for this. 

Again, if fitting to an original MH Mexico built bass, the original control knob will fit. But if not, you may also require new control knobs to fit the CTS pot solid shaft are 6.35mm solid.

Centre of volume pot to centre of jack socket - 51mm (Measurement taken from a 2005 Fender MIM Mark Hoppus bass pickguard. If yours differs to this, or is for a different layout pickguard, please let me know. I will just need the centre to centre measurement your require)

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 '450' Series +/-10% tolerance pots - 250k solid shaft
For Left handed kit with LH audio taper option - CTS 250k reverse/left handed audio taper split shaft pot only
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- 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.

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. 

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!

Description
This kit is as simple as they can come, but I couldn't offer a Delonge strat replacement wiring kit, without offering a Hoppus bass one too! So here we are :) I spent countless hours staring at the Fender Frontline catalog back in the day flicking between the Delonge Strat and Hoppus signature bass models, super back to basics design but nonetheless wicked instruments. The Hoppus bass in particular with it's offset Jazz body, but with a P-Bass style pickup, really interesting and great bass design. 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 2005 MH bass, I was able to clarify the specs used on the originals, and recreate that with my kit. 
It's a rather simple setup with just a 250k pot straight to a jack socket, but here I will be offering this kit with the best components I have available to me, CTS 450 series audio taper pot, Gavitt 22awg wire and the brilliant Pure Tone multi contact jack socket. This could serve as a great quality replacement to repair a tired and worn out original MH bass wiring loom, or serve as some great parts to install on your own build. 

Options
The first drop-down option you will see is the orientation. I have decided to offer this kit for both right handed and left handed MH fans. So the right handed option is a simple one to choose,  whereas left handed players will be able to choose their preferred pot turn direction with either a RH audio taper pot, or a LH audio taper pot depending on your personal preference. A RH audio taper pot turns clockwise to increase volume from '0', whereas a LH/Reverse audio taper pot turns counter-clockwise to increase volume from '0'. Some lefty players prefer one way, and others another way, so I always feel it is worth offering the choice of either and you can pick which best suits your personal playing preference. Hope this helps LH Mark fans!

The next option, is to help those making a partscaster from scratch for example. I can pre-solder a length of ground wire for you which is used for the bridge ground connection. If your bass already has a bridge ground wire connected and you don't need this, simply select 'no' and I'll leave as is. If it's a new build, or you need to replace your bridge ground wire, select 'yes' and I can pre-solder that to the volume pot for you.

Installing
I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Mark Hoppus bass model, as well as writing in depth fitting guides, and 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 installing this kit on an original Mexico built MH bass, then it shouldn't require any modifications to fit. This will be a direct fit item. But, if you're fitting this harness to a bass with far eastern spec, metric components then you may have to widen the holes in the pickguard to accommodate for the imperial measurement pot and jack.
For reference, the CTS pots I use in this harness have a thread shaft diameter of 9.52mm. So a 10mm hole suits great for this. 

Again, if fitting to an original MH Mexico built bass, the original control knob will fit. But if not, you may also require new control knobs to fit the CTS pot solid shaft are 6.35mm solid.

Centre of volume pot to centre of jack socket - 51mm (Measurement taken from a 2005 Fender MIM Mark Hoppus bass pickguard. If yours differs to this, or is for a different layout pickguard, please let me know. I will just need the centre to centre measurement your require)

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 '450' Series +/-10% tolerance pots - 250k solid shaft
For Left handed kit with LH audio taper option - CTS 250k reverse/left handed audio taper split shaft pot only
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- 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.

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.