4 Way Telecaster® Harness
SSS Premium® prewired kits are subject to a 3-5 working day assembly time. Refer to our shipping policy.
A prewired Telecaster® upgrade - the Tele® 4 way mod gives you the glory of the classic 3 way switch tonal range, plus a new switch position enabling you to play both the neck and bridge pickups in series together, offering a fuller, fatter tone.
4. Neck and bridge in series
3. Neck pickup
2. Neck and bridge in parallel
1. Bridge pickup
4 Way Telecaster® Harness:
- 2 x 250k SSS Premium® CTS pots (8% tolerance)
- 1 x OAK Grigsby 4 way switch
- 1 x 0.047uF SSS Premium® PIO capacitor
- 1 x Treble bleed circuit mod
- 1 x Switchcraft 1/4'' jack
- Vintage style Gavitt cloth wire/tinned copper wire
- Wiring diagram
SSS Premium® CTS Pots
Featuring SSS Premium® CTS pots, our 4 way Tele® prewired kit is the ultimate upgrade to stock electronics in any model. 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.
Treble Bleed Cap
The 4 way Tele® harness also includes a treble bleed circuit on the volume control - one down side of many guitars is the loss of high end frequencies when the volume is dialled back which can give a fuzzy, muffled tone. The treble bleed negates this, offering more clarity at low volumes and a more uniform volume sweep.
SSS Premium® PIO Capacitor
Constructed in the USA these capacitors are made using using vintage spec aluminium foil and Kraft paper, impregnated with castor oil and hand soldered before being hermetically sealed in their cans. All measured to a capacitance tolerance of +/- 5%.
Will This Fit My Guitar?
This harness will fit genuine Fender® USA/MIM Telecasters with no modification. It can be installed into any Telecaster® copy, imported model or DIY guitar kit but you may have to make some minor modifications. The CTS pot shaft diameter is 9.52 so you will need to ensure the holes on the control plate are drilled to 10mm diameter.
NOTE - to install the 4 way Telecaster® harness into your guitar, you will need to make a minor modification to your neck pickup. You need to un-ground the metal casing from the pickup and then reground the casing to the main circuit. Our guide to wiring a 4 way Telecaster® shows you how to do this.