Esquire Wiring Harness (Eldred Mod)
This circuit is based on the famous "Eldred" Esquire setup - versatility using a 3 way switch and one pickup.
Switch position #1. This rear position is the same as on a standard Esquire. The pickup goes through the volume control only, with the tone control bypassed for a hotter, louder lead sound with added highs.
Switch position #2. This middle position is also the same as on a standard Esquire, with the pickup going through both the volume and tone controls. It sounds a little warmer than position #1.
Switch position #3 In the front position of the Eldred Esquire wiring setup, the pickup goes through a single, small capacitor (0.0047uF) and the volume control, with the tone control once again bypassed. It removes the fixed treble roll-off network and replaces it with the capacitor. This offers an extra dimension and more flexibility and what is known as the "cocked wah" effect.
This Esquire wiring harness consists of the finest components available and is a great way to upgrade the stock electronics in the majority of eastern imports, copies, partscasters and DIY guitar kit projects. They are great for rewiring jobs too.
This prewired Esquire harness is not just limited to Esquire's but to any single pickup guitar.
- 250k SSS Premium® CTS pots (7% tolerance)
- 1 x 0.047uF SSS Premium® PIO capacitor
- 1 x 0.0047uF PIO capacitor (Sprague)
- 1 x CRL 3 Way spring action switch
- 1 x Switchcraft jack socket
- Wiring diagram for easy installation
- Wired with push back vintage style cloth wire and buss (tinned copper) ground wire.
CRL, CTS and Switchcraft are three of the "go-to" brands in the industry and have been supplying guitar manufacturers (notably Fender® for the likes of CRL and Switchcraft) since the 1950s.
SSS Premium® CTS Pots
Featuring SSS Premium® CTS pots, our Esquire kit is the ultimate upgrade to stock electronics in any guitar. SSS Premium® pots have a custom audio taper as opposed to the modern 10% audio taper, giving you a smoother and more rounded control sweep.
Will This Fit My Guitar?
Our Esquire wiring harness will fit US and Mexican made Fenders with no modification required. It can fit imported models but you may be required to drill the pot holes on the control plate to 10mm diameter. The distance between the pots may differ on non-Fender models.
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