What We Do
We sell parts to wire your guitar. We can provide the labor or you can, if you're a DIY type. We have lots of wiring options available for Strats and Teles in particular (though we also sell wiring products for many other types of guitars), so you can select something that's just what you're looking for. The idea is that all of our wiring options will be available in several forms:
This is a bag of parts with a wiring diagram, you provide the labor to wire it all together.
Prewired Assembly - Without Pickups
This is where we wire everything up, and send you the components mounted on a pickguard, a control plate, or a plastic template, whichever you specify. Our plastic templates are laser-cut pieces of acrylic that hold all of the components in their proper orientation, allowing us to wire them all together. Then you simply transfer the wired assembly from the template to your guitar.
Prewired Assembly - With Pickups
Same as above, but with pickups that you specify with your order. Where appropriate we'll wire the pickups into the circuit for you (e.g., Strats).
So what do we mean by names like HSH3 and SSS2, anyway? Well, ToneShapers offers many wiring kits and prewired assemblies, so we had to come up with a simple naming convention to allow you to find appropriate products quickly. Here are some part-numbering examples that should clarify:
TE = Tele
SS = Single-coil/Single-coil (SGL/SGL)
2 = Scheme 2
ST = Strat
HSS = HUM/SGL/SGL
1 = Scheme 1
And so forth. HH means HUM/HUM. SSS means SGL/SGL/SGL (whether Strat or Tele). You get the picture.
If we add a TS-PW in front, that means ToneShapers PreWired, and if we add a TS-WK in front, that means ToneShapers Wiring Kit. So these next two items are identical from a wiring perspective, but you wire the first example, and we wire the second example:
TS-WK-TE-HH5 - wiring kit - you provide the labor
TS-PW-TE-HH5 - prewired - we provide the labor
Some products will also have characters hanging off the back, such as C50. You can read the product descriptions and look at the product images to see the differences.
So what about the number at the end, the scheme number? You can read about the Fender schemes here.