Pre-Wired Volume harness | Hoppus Bass kit | Right Handed
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.
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.
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.
- CTS '450' Series +/-10% tolerance pots - 250k solid shaft
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- Soldered using Rapid 22SWG lead-free solder