ToneShaper Wiring Kit, Telecaster, SS2 (4-Way Fender)
ToneShaper Wiring Kit, Telecaster, SS2 (4-Way Fender) Professional Documentation Included Professional Documentation Included

ToneShaper Wiring Kit, Telecaster, SS2 (4-Way Fender)

SKU
TS-WK-TE-SS2
In stock
$32.69
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4-Way Wiring
Almost all Teles allow for the neck & bridge pickups to be combined in the middle switch position, and when this is selected, the two pickups are wired together in parallel. This is part of the reason Teles sound the way they do in that middle position, but the two pickups can also be wired in series, and this yields a different tonality, being somewhat warmer and having more output than parallel wiring provides.

Installing a 4-way switch provides this series combination in addition to the standard three switch positions, so it adds tonal flexibility without additional complexity, which is a pretty neat trick. Fender wires 4-way switches differently than we do, which affects where the series position is located:

Fender
Position 4: neck + bridge (series)
Position 3: neck
Position 2: neck + bridge (parallel)
Position 1: bridge

ToneShaper
Position 4: neck
Position 3: neck + bridge (series)
Position 2: neck + bridge (parallel)
Position 1: bridge

Our rationale for wiring per the bottom example is that the two anchor switch positions - all the way forward and all the way back - remain stock, and the combination positions are in the middle. We think this will be more familiar to most Tele players, but in any case, we offer both kits - SS2 (Fender) and SS3 (ToneShaper), and they're identical except for the documentation included with each kit.

This kit
includes everything you need to wire your Telecaster with 4-way wiring using Fender's convention (refer to the images above for a switching diagram). Our kit includes the finest components, from the same suppliers that the large U.S. guitar companies have used for decades:

• (1) Capacitor, .047µF Orange Drop
• (1) Jack, Switchcraft 1/4" Mono, Long Bushing
• (2) Pot, CTS 250k Audio, Low Torque (1/4" Bushing Length)
• (1) Screw for Shielding Ground Lug
• (1) Shielding Ground Lug
• (1) Switch, 4-Way, Oak-Grigsby
• (1) Treble Bleed Kit for Single-Coils
• (2) Wire, 22 AWG Cotton Push Back w/ Tinned Overcoat, Black
• (2) Wire, 22 AWG Cotton Push Back w/ Tinned Overcoat, White
• (2) Wire, 22 AWG Stranded Silver-Plated Copper, Black PTFE
• (2) Wire, 22 AWG Stranded Silver-Plated Copper, White PTFE
• (1) Professional, Fully-Illustrated Wiring Diagram

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UPC 852606002557
Guitar Type Telecaster
Pickup Configuration (SS) SGL|SGL
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