This is a wiring loom designed to fit, pretty much any Fender® Strat® that you can think of - be it a standard version, with 3 single coils, a Fat or Super Fat, or even a double Humbucker version (A "double fat")
Built here in the UK, to order, using CTS pots, Switchcraft socket and switch, 22 AWG waxed cloth wire and cornell Dubliner (formerly Sprague) “Orange Drop” capacitors – all in all, about the highest stamp of parts that are available on the market.
Almost entirely customisable too, so if you want the bottom tone on the bridge pickup, or a master tone and Blend pot setup - we can can set that up in the "Wiring - Extras" section.
The Stratocaster® comes in so many variations nowadays, that it really is little more then an "overall shape" to be honest with you - about the only constant is that 3 control/switch layout - so you've got dozens of options to play with here if thats your thing, so its really worth us going into them a little here.
Pickup configuration might seem a bit of a strange one, but that decides which pots we'll use when building this loom - if you've gone for a HB/HB, HBSCSC or HBSCHB, then you'll be getting 500k pots throughout. That'll really get the very best out of your humbuckers. If you go SCSCSC, then thats 250k pots throughout
Pot Functionality really relates to the layout, and layout is pretty simple - Pot 1 is your traditional "volume pot", its the nearest to the bridge, Pot 2 is next one down (traditionally Neck Tone) and Pot 3 is the further away (Middle tone normally) - but its a very common mod to change which pots act as tone on which pickups - so you can stipulate that in your build, no problem at all.
Switching too - it wasn't some time in the 1970s that Fender® brought out the 5 way switch, so if you're looking to go for a historic build (or your using pickups made in the historic style, without a RWRP middle!) - you can pick the 3 way switching setup.
.Believe it or not, we actually quite like making these looms - its pretty rewarding sending stuff like this out into the real world, where its making instant improvements to peoples playing, their tone improves, and they end up enjoying their guitars that little bit more as a result (and, honestly, the tech support is a little easier when you know the electronics are 100%!) - so we're working to make them a little more customisable too! Just means you can get the loom exactly as you want it.
Pot Optional Extras is where the really cool stuff happens!
With a all the wiring looms,the most common request we get is Coil Splitting on push pots - so its great to be able to offer that now.
Dead easy to get your head around - you can have a push pull CTS pot, replacing any of the other pots in the loom (either volume or Tone, either position), and that'll handle the coil splitting of one pickup, or you can have 2 push pots fitted (either both volumes, or both tones), and they'll handle the splitting of 2 pickups (one on each pot)
Best to check if your existing/new pickups have access to the joint between the coils though (so, you'll have 4 or 5 wires coming from a Humbucker(Live, Negative, Screen (which connects to negative to make a ground) and either 1 or 2 wires which are the join in the coils) or 3 coming from a single coil- without access to the join, you wont be able to use a coil tap (atleast not without some serious modification to your pickup!)
Functions in exactly the same was as the "neck blend" pot, but rather then giving you a gradual blend, its simply an on/off switch, giving you access to all 3 pickups in any combination. Obviously, if you go for the bypass switch, cant have the blend aswell (that'd be a bit redundant)
Phase Switch - Coming soon
This will allow you to put the pickup in/out of phase.
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.