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Control Loom - For Fender® Stratocaster®

Standard Control Loom - Suitable for Fender® Stratocaster®

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Description Technical Specs Wiring / Instructions / Customisation

Fender® Stratocaster® - Wiring

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.

Wiring Extras

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!

Coil Splitting/Tapping
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!)

Neck Bypass

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.

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

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
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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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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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