Harness for Blacktop tele

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  1. alderre

    alderre TDPRI Member

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    so after owning this guitar for 4 years, I’ve decided to get some proper electronics. The tone pot is basically useless and there’s a loose wire in there too, so I assume a harness is the easiest way to go.

    Blacktops (see avatar) have the reverse config (excuse my ignorance But starting closest to the neck I have volume, then tone and last , the 3 way switch.

    Any suggestions? I am keeping the stock pickups. Is it a pretty straight forward process.

    Any ideas one where to start with this HH, reverse plate 3 way switch configuration in mind

    Thank you all
     
  2. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    There is only a couple of wires and a capacitor... it ain't like rewiring a truck.
     
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  3. alderre

    alderre TDPRI Member

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    [​IMG] Does This look decent?

    Claims by the seller

    Includes:

    -Master volume and master tone vintage style cts 250k solid shaft pots (cts makes the highest quality poteniometers with consistant and reliable readings).
    -.002uf cap/100k resistor treble bleed mod.
    -CRL USA made 3 way Switch (CRL makes the highest quality switches that are reliable and durable).
    -.022mfd Sprague orange drop capacitor (produces a smooth and even treble roll off when cutting back on the tone controls)
    -Switchcraft 1/4in jack
    -Vintage style pull back cloth wire (7 strand 22 gauge wire for the clearest signal path)
    -Stainless steel grounding control plate
    -Chrome barrel knobs
    -Wiring diagram included



    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/324049779211
     
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  4. Urshurak776

    Urshurak776 Tele-Holic

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    Yes, that looks okay. Not bad for $55. That being said, you still need to solder your pickup wires in, so you have to break out the iron anyway. You can pick up the components for about $25 give or take.
     
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  5. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Treble bleed can be good or bad depending if you like it, easy to clip off if you don't like it.

    You only need 2 pots ($5 ea), a switch ($12), a capacitor and a little wire. You already have the knobs, the jack and the plate. The cloth wire and orange cap are nice but they have no tonal effect and you can't see them once you screw it to the guitar. I would also replace the jack cup with an electrosocket.
     
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