HSS Stratocaster Wiring Harness
HSS Strat setups often stump techs, modders and players alike:
- How to balance the single coil pickups with the humbucker?
- Which pot values do I use?
- What capacitor values should I use?
Our HSS wiring harness uses a combination of both 250k pots and 500k pots. The use of 470k resistors ensures that when the single coil pickups are selected, they "see" 250k, whilst when the humbucker is selected, it "sees" 500k. It uses a 0.022uF capacitor for the humbucker tone control and 0.047uF capacitor for the single coil tone control.
SSS Premium® CTS Pots
Featuring SSS Premium® CTS pots, our HSS kit is the ultimate upgrade to stock electronics in modern guitars. SSS Premium® pots have a custom audio taper as opposed to the modern 10% audio taper, giving smoother and more rounded controls. Our pots are measured to within 7% tolerance.
5) Humbucker full
4) Humubcker split + Middle
2) Middle + neck
HSS Wiring Harness Features:
1 x OAK Grigsby 5 way "superswitch"
2 x 500k SSS Premium® CTS pots
1 x 250k SSS Premium® CTS pot
1 x 0.022uF SSS Premium® PIO capacitor
1 x 0.047 uF SSS Premium® PIO capacitor
2 x 470k resistors
1 x treble bleed capacitor
1 x Prewired Switchcraft 1/4'' jack socket
Heat shrink rubber tubing
HSS Strat Wiring diagram
Need new control knobs?
Please note CTS pots and OAK/CRL switches will not take import control knobs. If you need you control knobs, they are available here.
This prewired kit requires a 4 lead wire conductor humbucker for installation.
Please note prewired kit orders take up to 5 business days to assemble and pack. Refer to our shipping policy