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ToneShaper Wiring Kit, Telecaster, Modern (SS1)

ToneShaper Wiring Kit, Telecaster, Modern (SS1)

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Modern Wiring
We call this wiring "modern" because Fender didn't start out wiring Teles this way. In fact, there were a couple of different circuits used in the Tele's first 17 or so years, neither of which is familiar to most younger Tele players. Fender finally settled on the wiring shown on this page in 1967, well after the January '65 purchase of the company by CBS. However, once finally adopted, it has become the standard wiring for Teles. It's used almost universally by Fender for current Tele production, and even some of the vintage reissue guitars - such as the Classic Series '50s Tele - feature this wiring.

Modern wiring consists of a 3-way switch, with a master volume and a master tone. The available pickup combinations are:

Position 3: Neck Pickup
Position 2: Bridge & Neck Pickups in Parallel
Position 1: Bridge Pickup

Players with reverse-wound, reverse-polarity pickups receive the benefit of hum-cancellation in position 2.

This kit includes everything you need to wire a Telecaster with modern wiring (refer to the images above for a switching diagram). It includes the finest components, from the same suppliers that the large U.S. guitar companies have used for decades:

  • (1) Capacitor, .022µF Orange Drop
  • (1) Jack, Switchcraft 1/4" Mono, Long Bushing
  • (2) Pot, CTS 250k Audio (1/4" Bushing Length)
  • (1) Screw for Shielding Ground Lug
  • (1) Shielding Ground Lug
  • (1) Switch, 3-Way, CRL
  • (1) Treble Bleed Kit for Single-Coils
  • 2' Wire, 22AWG Cotton Push Back w/ Tinned Overcoat, Black
  • 2' Wire, 22AWG Cotton Push Back w/ Tinned Overcoat, White
  • 2' Wire, 22AWG Stranded Silver-Plated Copper, Black PTFE
  • 2' Wire, 22AWG Stranded Silver-Plated Copper, White PTFE
  • Professional, Fully-Illustrated Wiring Diagram
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Tony Green
Great Parts kit!

Had all of the high quality parts I needed for my Tele build project. I already had cloth wire so I didn't use what was included, but I'm sure it's just fine. Pickups will be arriving soon so I can do a sound check...

This was a great no fuss kit...

Jay Currah
Toneshaper Wiring Kit

My go to for any guitar wiring job. Best in quality, none of these kits have ever failed me.

Warren Haynes


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