Reviews

Based on 698 reviews
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Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)
Michael VanDusen (Swartz Creek, US)
Wow am I disappointed.

You shipped it halfway around the world with the wrong pickups. I ordered it with the city limits pickups but it has classic blues pickups.

Output jack review

Good, well put together. Working great.

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ObsidianWire for Precision Bass®
Rick Rudisill (Gibson City, US)
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
P Bass

I don’t have the guitar ready yet still need to paint it

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Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Colby Rich (Stamford, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Excellent Quality and Easy install

Just got the HSS/HSH Gen2 Strat harness with the Gilmour mod, and couldn't be happier with it. Build quality is great, clean work, and uses solid components like CTS pots and a Schaller selector switch. Especially awesome that it has the option to utilize either an HSS or HSH setup.

Put this in a baritone partscaster I put together with Bare Knuckle pickups. The install was super easy; it literally took me longer to disassemble and remove the old wiring I had than it did to put the new harness in. While the whole project took me around an hour, only about 20 minutes was spent putting the Obsidian harness in. Not to mention, it's awesome having the additional switching and sound options.

Will definitely be getting more of these the next time I'm upgrading or swapping pickups or electronics in my guitars. Can't recommend these enough for anyone looking for an easier way to upgrade electronics, or anyone who likes trying out different pickups since there's no soldering required.

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Custom Nashville '7-Way' for Tele®
Jeffrey K Tayama (Hilliard, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Loving it

This has added new life to my tele. I love the versatility of it and seemed to have thickened up the sound a bit.

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ObsidianWire for Jazz Bass®
Quagnos Luthann (Amityville, US)
Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Excellent

Worked well with new fender ultra noiseless pickups. Mounting plate fits Japanese fender jazz bass which was a nice surprise. Cable attachment is a lot more secure than my old harness. I like the Larger volume knobs.

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Custom Blender for Strat® // New Universal
pablo caraballo (Chicago, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Great and easy

Had a little trouble figuring out the correct diagram to use. Obsidian Wire text support helped and now everything sounds great.

Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Easy upgrade

I put this is my Les Paul Tribute and couldn’t be happier. Wider tone control range, more effective volume control so clean to dirty sound tweaks are easier. It only took about 15 minutes to install and worked perfectly 1st try. I tried one of the other solderless systems before and it was difficult to install with tiny screws and never did work right. Obsidian is definitely the way to go - Highly Recommend!

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ObsidianWire for Jazz Bass®
Cliff Pratt (Norwalk, US)
Install Time: 0 - 10 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
This Is my third one!

I have built three Jazz Bass variations over the last 12 years, my first one was a fretless, and it never really sounded right and the tone was off. I Finally got around to installing your Vintage JB controls and now it sounds great. I really love your product!! Keep up the great work!

Install Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Easy installation and completely cleaned up neck pickup.

This kit is amazing. I replaced a PCB that came in a Les Paul this went in easily and it really transformed the 57 classic in the neck. It was muddy before and now it’s clear and wonderful.

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Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
David Randall (Edmond, US)
Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Incredible

In about 20 minutes, I had a guitar that sat dormant and is being used quite heavily again. Thank you so much.

Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)

Custom Shop: Loaded Control Plate for Tele®

It sucks....

...that i now don't know what to do with my other guitars that don't have this upgrade!

Just kidding, i love them! The overall tone, 7-way switch and included treble bleed mod are exceptional and a lot of fun! Installing was incredibly easy!

Absolutely recommend it!

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ObsidianWire for Jazz Bass®
Rob Curcio (Tucson, US)
Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
awesome product

simple, EZ to use and install, fantastic design and tone. Highly recommend.

Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Absolutely Perfect

Just what I needed and very easy to install.

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ObsidianWire for Precision Bass®
Frank Seneriz (Dallas, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Wonderful!

I got it for a G&L tribute bass. The holes were not designed for it. I just widened the holes and done. It feels and sound so much better than the stock electronics. Can’t wait to put a different pickup. It will be a breeze.

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Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Ricardo Cruz (Greenville, US)
Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Great product!

I replaced the electronics and added a humbucker to an SSS Squire Strat. This made the process very easy! These are excellent quality too. I would buy Obsidian products again.

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ObsidianWire for Precision Bass®
Andres Contreras (Mexico City, MX)
Install Time: 0 - 10 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Best upgrade

My second one so far, and I'll buy it again if I get a third p bass for sure

Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Incredible upgrade for my Strat

Previously, my Strat was wired with a super switch and an S1 so that it could switch between Strat switching and PRS switching. It never quite worked right. I stumbled upon this and decided to give it a shot. I took my time with the install, just to be safe. But it was easy enough to do.

Wow - the guitar sounds absolutely incredible now. So much clarity. I love the Gilmour mod; the extra tonal options are great. I can’t recommend this enough. If you’re on the fence, go for it!

For reference, the guitar is an American deluxe with DiMarzio pickups (Steve’s Special neck, Evo middle, and Breed bridge).

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Custom '7 WAY' for Strat® Gen2 // Gilmour Mod
Frank McCarley (Cartersville, US)
Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Always easy

This is my 6th or 7th ObsidianWire harness and I love the ease as well as top notch customer service. This is my second 7 Way and both are great. One was HSS and this one which is SSS. Gilmore on both. Beautiful! Can’t go wrong. Thanks guys fo a great product.

What I didn't like is the wires don't stay in the slot like their suppose to....

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Vintage '3-Way' for Tele®
Steve Vrlenich (Anaheim, US)
Install Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Guitar player’s dream

What a great product! Easy installation and improved sound quality. Changing pickups no problem. Thank you mate, you New Zealander’s pride and quality workmanship make me want to move there.

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ObsidianWire for Precision Bass®
David Fox (Seattle, US)
Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
The best I’ve ever tried

Ease of installation aside, the range of the tone knob on my P bass now is a thing of beauty.
This is easily the best harness I’ve found and I’ve used a few.

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Custom Universal for Tele®
Charles Bandla (Rochester, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Very pleased with The Custom Universal for Tele purchase

I'm very pleased with my Custom Universal for Tele purchase. Installation was very straight forward, though I wish the included instructions had been updated with the current shipping product. No bother though as I figured it out easily. The unit was installed in a Fender Telecaster Professional II with a TV Jones Powertron neck pickup and the original single coil bridge pickup. The results exceeded my expectations. The pot smoothness were superior to another brand of prewired solderless control harness I previously bought for another Telecaster. I'm very happy with my purchase!