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Control Loom - For Stratocaster® - SCSCSC (5 Way)

Standard Control Loom - Suitable for Fender® Stratocaster®


 
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Wiring loom - For Stratocaster®

This is a wiring loom designed to fit, pretty much any Fender® Strat® - specifically, any with 3 singles coils, as we'd think of as the standard.

Wired up, to order, here at Axes Towers in Hull, East Yorkshire, using CTS pots (250k, vintage audio taper) a Cornell Dubillier orange drop capacitor (0.022 @ 100v), an Oak Grigsby 5 way switch, 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)

All in all, couldn't be easier to install - simply a case of connecting your pickups to the switch, connecting the jack socket, and connecting the spare ground wire to the trem claw to ground out the strings.

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

This one, weirdly, causes a little confusion occasionally - the Fender® Stratocaster® comes with 2 tone controls - one handles the neck pickup (the yellow heat shrink) and the other handles the middle (blue heat shrink) - there is no tone control for the bridge pickup. This was actually a consious design choice way back when, and its stuck to the modern day. The idea is, that the bridge pickup should be "unbridled" to give a mroe aggressive tone. Whilst not to everyones taste, because this is a standard loom, we've stuck by that principle.

Oak Grigsby Switch fitted to strat

Switch

We've been using the Oak Grigsby 5 way switches for a while now, and they're actually very good. They dont have any noticable effect on the tone of the guitar, but they are incrediblly hard wearing, and very resistant to the heat of soldering (something you dont always see on cheaper switches).

Sound Clips

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 HBSCSC with DiMarzios August 30, 2017
Reviewer: Dave from United Kingdom  
Just to let you know - all fitted and working great. The difference is unreal. I've had the guitar since new - so it's over 20 years old. It was making all kinds of irritating electrical hums and crackles.
Anyway - I fitted the cruiser bridge in the neck, the air norton S in the middle, and the fast track 1 at the bridge.
Learnt how to solder from YouTube vids and bought a kit from Amazon. Surprised that Americans can't pronounce solder. Taught myself (the bare bones of) the inside workings (also from YouTube.) After all that - Had to admire the expert way the pickguard was soldered and wired. Really good quality wire
Realized the innards of my guitar were a bit shit. Nothing like the quality on the pickguard I received. Anyway - put it all together the first time  and it was buzzing and humming like crazy and the volume pot was cutting out between 3-7. Took it all apart again. Unsoldered and the resoldered more carefully. Fastened it all down with heat shrink tubing. Looks tidy. Then realised the main error initially was I'd reversed polarity on the input jack. Doh. Sorted that. Now it's amazing.
I don't have an audiophile ear but it's infinitely quieter at rest and a clearer, more precise sound. I can get a massive variety of tone that I couldn't get before. A new set of strings has helped too :)
The quality of the kit is top notch and I'm v pleased.

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5 of 5 Strat control loom September 18, 2014
Reviewer: Kevin Dearling from Guildford, United Kingdom  
Ordered a Strat control loom and it arrived in good time. A really nice piece of work, soldering was very neat, I couldn't do it as clean as that! Thanks for the good work Craig.

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5 of 5 1983 Jap Squier Strat September 25, 2013
Reviewer: Dave T  
Just fitted the Top Spec S-Style Assembly (Pots, switch, jack and all cloth wiring pre-assembled £37) to my 1983 Jap Squier Strat and now it sounds like I rememeber it when it was new. Change out your old pots and switch for this upgrade, it is well worth it.

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