Our Vintage kits are comprised of components that are designed to capture the tone and feel of vintage instruments while incorporating consistency and reliability. These brands are regularly used in some of the most demanding environments and they stand up to years of use (and abuse) and continue to provide outstanding performance. You will immediately notice a more transparent tone with a fuller range than before. CTS vintage taper pots also have less rotating resistance for easy volume and tone changes, making volume swells and wah effects effortless.
The Strat Vintage Wiring Kit includes the following components:
- CTS 250k vintage taper pots with brass shafts
- Oak Grigsby 5-way blade switch
- Russian NOS paper-in-oil capacitor
- Treble bleed capacitor and resistor mod
- Switchcraft jack
- 2′ black push-back cloth wire
- 2′ white push-back cloth wire
You can choose between a 5-way or 3-way switch and a .047uf, .033uf, or .022uf capacitor. You can also substitute a CTS 250k blend pot in place of one of the vintage taper pots.
NOTE: All CTS and Switchcraft components are manufactured to standard US specs. If your guitar was made outside the US, there’s a good chance that it has components that were built to metric specs (even some US-built guitars have metric components). In order to upgrade to US components you may need to widen the openings where the pots mount to the body or pickguard. If you have questions or need advice on upgrading your guitar, please contact us.