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ObsidianWire®

T4 Custom 250k

Custom 4-Way for Tele®

Regular price
$163.00
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Sale price
$163.00

Super Easy, Solder-less Install
Key Features:

  • Custom '4-Way' Control Layout
  • Play Pickups in Humbucker Mode (Series)
  • Fits Fender® Telecaster®
  • Fits Squier® Telecaster® with adjustments


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5 YEAR WARRANTY

ObsidianWire solderless install logo

Super Easy, Solder-less Install
All Obsidian® Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with Obsidian® Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors. 

 

CUSTOM 4 WAY WIRING HARNESS FOR TELECASTER®

Fourth Position = Humbucker Mode ~ Requires Three Wire Neck Pickup Mod

The Obsidian® Custom Telecaster 4-Way wiring harness for adds a tasty fourth switch position to make your Tele scream. The neck and bridge pickups are able to work in series to provide a more powerful humbucker like tone. You can use this position for stronger rhythm and screaming leads.

Your Telecaster will retain all of the traditional switch positions, and the familiar master tone and volume controls. 

CRYSTAL CLEAR TONE

Retain clarity at lower volumes. To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we include an Obsidian® Custom spec treble bleed mod. This prevents tone 'muddiness' at low volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp, rather than being stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control.

SMOOTH CONTROL

Even tone and volume control all the way from zero to ten. Obsidian® tone and volume controls incorporate carefully selected and custom-built components, as well as our own clever mods to smooth out the taper of your tone and volume controls, so you get a more even roll off all the way from zero to 10.

TELECASTER 4 WAY SWITCH POSITIONS:

1: Neck & Bridge in Series (Humbucking)
2: Neck
3: Neck & Bridge in Parallel (Traditional Tele)
4: Bridge

ObsidianWire 4-Way Telecaster Wiring Harness
Telecaster 4-Way Switch Wiring Harness by ObsidianWire
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Custom 4-Way for Tele®

Custom 4-Way Wiring - for SS Telecaster®

The Custom 4-Way for Tele®

  • Custom '4-Way' Control Layout
  • Play Pickups in Humbucker Mode (Series)
  • Fits Fender® Telecaster®
  • Fits Squier® Telecaster® with adjustments

Details

Description

ObsidianWire solderless install logo

Super Easy, Solder-less Install
All Obsidian® Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with Obsidian® Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors. 

 

CUSTOM 4 WAY WIRING HARNESS FOR TELECASTER®

Fourth Position = Humbucker Mode ~ Requires Three Wire Neck Pickup Mod

The Obsidian® Custom Telecaster 4-Way wiring harness for adds a tasty fourth switch position to make your Tele scream. The neck and bridge pickups are able to work in series to provide a more powerful humbucker like tone. You can use this position for stronger rhythm and screaming leads.

Your Telecaster will retain all of the traditional switch positions, and the familiar master tone and volume controls. 

CRYSTAL CLEAR TONE

Retain clarity at lower volumes. To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we include an Obsidian® Custom spec treble bleed mod. This prevents tone 'muddiness' at low volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp, rather than being stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control.

SMOOTH CONTROL

Even tone and volume control all the way from zero to ten. Obsidian® tone and volume controls incorporate carefully selected and custom-built components, as well as our own clever mods to smooth out the taper of your tone and volume controls, so you get a more even roll off all the way from zero to 10.

TELECASTER 4 WAY SWITCH POSITIONS:

1: Neck & Bridge in Series (Humbucking)
2: Neck
3: Neck & Bridge in Parallel (Traditional Tele)
4: Bridge

Specs

BUILT IN HOUSE WITH

  • Potentiometers: Obsidian® Custom CTS® Pots 250K (+/-10%) - Solid Shaft 1/4"
  • Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022UF) (+/-5%)
  • Switch: Genuine Oak® 3 Way Switch
  • Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft® J11 Mono // OR Pure Tone® Mono Multi-Contact 1/4 in

Compatibility

MADE TO FIT

  • Fits: Fender® US & MIM Telecaster® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only
  • Fits: Fender® Japan Telecaster® - Replace control plate & knobs
  • Fits: Squier® Telecaster® - Replace control plate & knobs
  • Knobs: Requires US Spec 1/4" Solid Shaft Knobs
  • Control Plate: Use Genuine Fender or Obsidian® plate only - Other aftermarket plates will NOT fit
  • Pickups: Built for two single coil pickups. Requires three wire (2x ground & 1x hot) neck pickup or a three wire mod. Wire instructions are provided, but a solder join is required.

DOES NOT FIT

  • Does NOT Fit: Thinline telecaster, or any guitar not specified above

Install

For install help and other resources please go to our Info Hub.

Shipping

Where We Ship

We are currently shipping direct to:

  • United States
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Switzerland

For other countries - See International Dealers

United States

Standard Orders 

Ship from Michigan, USA

Please note that due to the way in-state taxes are collected, we cannot ship website orders within Michigan state. If you are based in Michigan, please order through our Amazon store here as this is set up to collect the required sales taxes. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$)
USPS TRACKED 3 - 5 6.99
FEDEX HOME DELIVERY 3 - 5 19.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 22.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 28.99

Pro-Wired Loaded Pickguards  

Ship Direct from Christchurch, New Zealand

All ObsidianWire™ Loaded pickguards are made to order and ship direct from our location in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have an expected build time of 6 - 12 business days, and will let you know if we expect any delays.

Rest of World

Ship Direct from Christchurch, New Zealand

We ship all orders outside of the United States from our location in Christchurch, New Zealand. Get shipping cost and delivery timeframes at checkout.

Taxes and duties

Obsidian® DOES NOT pay duties, taxes or customs clearance charges.
Duties and taxes charged by your local customs agency, will be your own responsibility.
If you live outside the USA, we recommend checking with your own country's customs agency what these may be prior to ordering. 
If you are concerned, consider ordering from dealer near you 
International Dealers

  • Solderless Install

    Super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with Obsidian® Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors.

  • Pro-Grade Quality

    The absolute best guitar wiring upgrades, using custom specified parts and perfected techniques to ensure that your harness will be an upgrade for you and your guitar. Every time.

  • Greater Functionality

    Guitar electronics that will deliver a greater range of sounds from your pickups, with more switching options, and more dynamic setups to suit your guitar.

  • Improved Sound

    Guitar wiring that allows the full dynamic range of your pickups, and just as importantly, help find a harness that is matched to you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 64 reviews
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Anonymous (Los Angeles, US)
Build Quality:
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Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
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Upgrade and Mod All-In-One

I decided to upgrade the stock pots, switches and output jack for my Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster and realized that I could do the 4-way switch mod at the same time. The Obsidion "Solderless" with a new plate and knobs was the perfect solution. Easy to install, and sounds great. Highly recommended!!!

G
Greg Williams (Conyers, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
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Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
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Works great!

I got mine installed yesterday with little difficulty. I put it on my Squier Vintage 60s Custom Tele, and it works just fine. If you have a Squier, you do need the knobs and new plate to replace the factory hardware. The Obsidian hardware has different size posts for the knobs, so make sure you get the proper pieces.

New switch and knobs all work as expected. I enjoy having the extra setting of a sort of humbucker now. Definitely worth this upgrade.

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john ballinger (Los Angeles, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
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Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
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good product. difficult to install

There were no instructions relevant to the pickups I was installing which are Fender Gen 4 Noiseless Telecaster pickups. Each of those pickups has 2 grounding wires and, sans specific instructions, it took me a couple of hours of experimenting on where to attach each wire. I finally realized that I need to leave one wire uninstalled and then *voila* it works. Would've been nice to have been able to get in touch with someone at Obsidian about this. I tried reaching out but the question I asked was met with a very generic and unrelated answer. Once I got it working (the next day) it worked fine.

J
John Gossman (Seattle, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
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Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
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Amazing
Well made, sounds great

The connectors are fiddly. Other solderless kits use a system with tiny screws to clamp the wires…that works much better. It took me two hours to get the wires to all stay without buzzing. Otherwise, I love this kit

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Bill (Brampton, CA)
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
New life to a 2010 Standard Tele

I purchased this from a third party about six months ago. It was installed in my 2010 Standard Telecaster, along with Tonerider Vintage Plus Pickups. It was simple to install, I just read the instructions and took my time.

To be honest, I was doubtful there would be much difference between the series vs parallel positions, but I was blown away how different they are. For me having the series option makes it a must have.

The tone knob was hands down better than what Fender installed in 2010. There is more control.