Signature Series Pre-Wired Telecaster 3-way harness kit - LEFT HANDED
The waiting time is around 3-4 working days depending on quantity of current orders and repair jobs in at the time. I'll always endeavor to turn orders around within the time frame stated and your order will be updated accordingly. I appreciate your custom and patience.
Please note that the main product photos may appear slightly different to the harness you receive. Please don't worry about this, I am constantly finding new and improved ways to assemble my harnesses and great care and attention is taken in making your harness orders, one by one.
About the 'Signature Series'
After introducing harnesses to my product line-up back in 2015, listening to customer feedback, undertaking my own testing & taking on board customer requests over that time, I've come to find my favourite specs & components to use. I decided to name these harnesses my 'Signature Series', which I suppose is just a fancy way of saying I trust these components in providing you & your guitar a solid replacement and/or upgrade.
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!
The series features a UK made +/-3% tolerance .022uF polypropylene film capacitor and Pure Tone multi contact jacks as standard. Along with the brilliant CTS LH taper or CTS 'TVT' series RH taper depending on preference/spec, Gavitt 22AWG wire and a CRL spring loaded lever switch.
HERE is my fitting tips and guide which is a must read for any pre-wired harnesses orders.
I have also compiled an article answering some commonly asked questions, which might help you too! You can read that article HERE
If you're fitting this harness to perhaps a copy, standard import or Japanese built Telecaster guitar for example which often have metric sized shaft pots originally, you may need to widen the holes in your control plate etc to accommodate the slighty larger imperial US made quality pots we use. If you are fitting this harness to a USA built Telecaster, there is a good chance it already has imperial, US spec components meaning this will be a direct fit. CTS 'TVT' pots I use in this harness have a shaft diameter of 9.5mm.
For the Left handed Tele harness with RH taper pots I use 6.35mm solid shaft pots, but for Left handed taper pot kits I use 24 spline 5.95mm split shafts. Depending on which control knobs you have originally, you may either require brass conversion sleeves to convert the split into solid shaft 6.35mm pots or if your original control knobs aren’t already US spec then you may require new control knobs.
With or without Treble Bleed?
First up, what does it do? A Treble Bleed kit takes the 'high' treble tone frequencies out of the circuit at the volume pot, and puts them back in the circuit as the signal leaves the volume pot. This means the treble frequencies are prevented from naturally bleeding out of the circuit as your turn your volume pot down. The result is a smoothed out treble and a more uniform tone from 1 to 10. Reducing the treble drop out as the volume pot rolls off. Some guitar players wouldn't be without a treble bleed, and many have never used one on their guitars. Truth is, it is very much personal preference. I personally don't use a treble bleed mod on any of my guitars, and this is just due to the way I play. If you like the idea of retaining treble as you roll your volume pot down, then a treble bleed is for you!
Due to some delays in sourcing my usual Capacitor, I am currently using a a quality temporary alternative, Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone .02uF capacitors. Please bare this in mind if considering ordering in the short term or please get in touch. Cheers, James
- RH taper option - CTS 'TVT' Series +/-5% Tolerance long shaft pots - 250k, solid shaft pots as standard on Tele kits.
- LH taper option - CTS 250k audio LH Taper pots SPLIT SHAFT (Please note that if you require solid shaft pots, CTS don't make a LH taper solid shaft pot unfortunately. So you'll need brass sleeves to convert to solid shaft if your control knobs fix by grub screw rather than push fit.)
- UK made +/-3% tolerance .022uF polypropylene film capacitor
- USA made Gavitt 22AWG wire
- CRL 3 way spring loaded lever switch
- Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
Centre to centre measurements between components are -
Centre of Switch to volume pot - 40mm
Centre of volume pot to centre of tone pot - 64mm
These measurements for my templates were taken from a USA Fender telecaster control plate.