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Control Loom - For Stratocaster® - HBSCSC (5 Way w/ Auto Coil Split)

Control Loom - Suitable for Fat Stratocaster®


 
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Wiring loom - For Stratocaster® - Fat Strat®

This is a loom designed for a Stratocaster® with a humbucker in the bridge position, and single coils in neck and bridge.

On the face of it, your average Fat Strat® looks a fairly simple beast electrically, as long as its running on 500k pots, then it should do its job right?

In reality, when you introduce a bridge humbucker into a circuit with single coils, you have to take into account the fact you could, potentially, have 3 coils running at the same time - and thats the last thing you want, because of the inherent phase and polarity cancellation. Basically, running a humbucker and a single coil at he same time, will sound like you've coil tapped the humbucer down to a single coil.

So, we've designed this loom to sort that out - using a super switch, this loom will automatically coil tap the humbucker in position 2, down to the correct coil to run along side the middle pickup, giving you 5 usable position.

But beyond that, its business as usual realy, master volume, "neck" tone control now controls all "single coil" positions, and "middle" tone now controls the bridge humbucker only.

Wired up, to order, here at Axes Towers in Hull, East Yorkshire, using CTS pots (500k, modern audio taper on vol and tone) a Cornell Dubillier orange drop capacitor (0.022 @ 100v), an Axesrus 5 way superswitch, all using 22 AWG vinitage cloth cover wired for the cleanest signal path possible.

And to top it off, its supplied with a top of the range Switchcraft Mono socket (short thread)

Please note, these are not official Fender® parts.
Fender®, Squier®, Stratocaster® and Strat® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and Axesrus® has no affiliation with FMIC

Please note – these assemblies are made to order, and as such, come under the rules and regulations pertaining to custom work in regards of returns.

Up Close and Personal

Worth having a look at the looms in a little more detail - just to see some of the nice points on there, and why we do it the way we do it.

Stratocaster Volume pot

Volume Pot

Heres the volume pot - CTS 450 Series, brass shaft, brass threaded collar, and a 24 spline split post, ideal for our UFO knobs. Notice the heat shrink on the input and output terminals? Strictly speaking, its not essential, but it does offer extra protection to the solder joints, against shorting and with a little mechanical strength.

Strat looms tone controls

Tone Pots

Oak Grigsby Switch fitted to strat

Switch

 


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