The ObsidianWire HSH for Strat pre-wired kit - 250k / 500k pots.
The ObsidianWire Custom HSH Upgrade for Fender® Stratocaster® is a drop in upgrade over your existing HSH Strat® wiring harness.
When building a Strat with a mix of humbuckers and single coils, there is always a toss up between choosing 500k controls, which will retain the life of a humbucker, or 250k controls which will tame the harsh highs that are inherent in single coils.
We say 'why choose? '. The ObsidianWire Custom HSH has some clever wiring, which harnesses the power of our own design 5 way superswitch, and a couple of extra resistors to add new life to your humbuckers, as they see the 500k controls that they deserve.
Move through the switch positions it and automatically switches back to 250k for the middle and mixed pickup positions, so you still get the full and clear rhythm and spank that Stratocasters® are famous for.
Furthermore, when you move your switch into the mixed pickup positions the humbucker coils split (requires four conductor humbuckers), with one of them pairing up with the middle pickup for traditional Strat tone.
The Custom HSH Controls:
1: Bridge Humbucker in Full Mode (500k controls // Rear tone control)
2: Bridge Humbucker in Split mode* + Middle Pickup (250k Controls // Front tone control)
3: Middle Pickup (250k Controls // Front tone control)
4: Neck Humbucker in Split mode* + Middle Pickup (250k Controls // Front tone control)
5: Neck Pickup (500k controls // Rear tone control)
* Coil Splitting Requires Four Conductor Neck + Bridge Pickups
Crystal Clear Tone
To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we also include an ObsidianWire Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod. This prevents tone 'muddiness' at low volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp, rather than being stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control.
World’s Best Craftsmanship and Components
- ObsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-8%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT
- ObsidianWire / Schaller Propriety HSS Switch (Requires Metric Tip)
- Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack
- ObsidianWire Custom Select 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitors (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
- ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed - Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
- Easy to Follow Install Manual
- Endless Customer Support
Note: If Converting to HSH // Humbucker body routes & Pickguard Required
American and Mexican series Fender® Strat® - Direct Fit
Japanese Fender & Squiers® - You will need to widen the control holes out to 10mm and get new US Spec, 24 spline knobs to fit the higher grade electronics.
Other Models - We cannot guarantee that these will fit any other guitar.