This is a pre-wired upgraded 3-way switch harness for Fender Telecasters with standard Fender layout.
We also offer this harness in a reverse layout.
1 Oak Grigsby 3-way Switch (As used by Fender)
2 CTS solid Brass bushings and shafts 250k+ pots
1 Mallory 150 Mustard Tone .047uf cap
1 Switchcraft input Jack
Premium Gavitt push back wiring
This is a new range of CUSTOM CTS 250K Pots that we are using. (They have a better taper that drops off gradually and not rapidly. They also use a long-life wiper). We measure all our pots before building your harness and guarantee that the pots are either 250k or higher (Once the harness is built, the Pots do drop a couple of K-Ohms) that's normal. If we find a pot under 250k, we discard it. Regular CTS Pots have a +/- 20% which means you could have a pot as low as 200k and anything below 250k starts to sound thin. The lower it is, the thinner it is.
In my Teles, I use Mallory Mustard Tone Caps, I prefer them, and in my opinion, they are far superior to Orange Drops. The Mallory's are smoother and cleaner sounding. When you wind them down, they don't go dark and muddy like the Orange Drops.
This harness does NOT include the control plate. It is for display purposes only.
Position 1 - Bridge
Position 2 - Bridge & Neck
Position 3 - Neck
Bench tested and guaranteed 100% working.
This harness does not come with knobs, switch tip or Control Plate.
Please Note: If you are putting this harness in an imported Tele, you will need a USA spec Control Plate and USA spec Knobs.
USA Control Plates have a 3/8” hole for the pots whilst Metric Control Plates use 8mm (approx. 5/16”) holes. Also, the slot for the switch lever on a metric control plate is not long enough to accommodate a USA CRL or Oak Grigsby switch.
USA (CTS) pots have a 1/4” (6.3mm) solid shaft post whilst metric pots use 6mm post, so metric knobs won’t fit on CTS pots.