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ObsidianWire®

ST Custom HSS G2

Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2

Regular price
$213.00
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$213.00

Super Easy, Solder-less Install
Key Features:

  • For HSS & HSH Strat® (Switchable Modes)
  • Intelligent Switching
  • 500k for Humbucker Clarity
  • 250k for Single Coil Warmth
  • '7-Way' Switching (Gilmour Mod) Upgrade Option
  • Fits Fender® HSS & HSH Strat®
  • Fits Squier® HSS & HSH Strat® 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. 

 

Premium HSS Strat Wiring Harness - Now for HSH Stratocaster® too

Our all new 'Gen2' HSS Strat wiring harness incorporates intelligent switching to give you the full clarity of your humbuckers AND tame your single coils, more useable tone and volume controls, greater clarity and an on board 'Mode' switch to allow you to switch between HSS & HSH modes. For ultimate versatility, we also offer you a 7-way switch upgrade option. 

INTELLIGENT SWITCHING

Optimized for humbuckers & single coils. When building an HSH or HSS Stratocaster, there is a toss-up between choosing 500k controls to retain the life of a humbucker, or 250k controls to balance brighter single coils.

We use Obsidian® Intelligent Switching to give you the absolute best of both your humbuckers and single coils with a wiring harness that will automatically switch between the two.

AUTO SPLIT

A balanced humbucker & single coil combo. Achieving the right balance between your humbuckers and single coils is an important part of hearing the full dynamics of both pickups together. With Obsidian® auto split, your humbucker automatically splits into singlecoil mode when matched with your other singlecoils on the selector switch.
- Requires split coil compatible humbuckers

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.

7-WAY SWITCH // GILMOUR MOD - UPGRADE OPTION

The sweetest bell like Strat® tone. The Obsidian® 7-Way Switch allows you to play your neck and bridge pickups together for the sweetest bell like tones, or even all three pickups together. The switch is built in to your tone control by use of a push/pull pot, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.

CONTROL LAYOUT - INCLUDES 'MODE' SWITCH

HSS Mode: For Humbucker Bridge Pickup + Two Single Coils

5: Neck (250k)
4: Middle + Neck (250k)
3: Middle (250k)
2: Bridge humbucker in split mode + middle (250k)
1: Bridge humbucker in full mode (500k)

* Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

Wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSS (Including Gilmour mod Push Pull

HSH Mode: For Humbucker Bridge & Neck Pickups + Middle Single Coil

5: Neck (500k)
4: Middle + Neck in split mode (250k)
3: Middle (250k)
2: Bridge in split mode + Middle (250k)
1: Bridge (500k)

* Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSH wiring including the optional Gilmour mod

Tone Controls

Control 1: Master Volume (auto splits 250 for Single coils & 500k for Humbucker)
Control 2: Tone Control 1 (Neck & Middle) 250k No Load Pot & 0.022uf Capacitor
Control 3: Tone Control 2 (Bridge) 500k Pot & 0.022uf Capacitor

Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2
Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2

Custom HSS & HSH Strat® Wiring Harness

The Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2

  • For HSS & HSH Strat® (Switchable Modes)
  • Intelligent Switching
  • 500k for Humbucker Clarity
  • 250k for Single Coil Warmth
  • '7-Way' Switching (Gilmour Mod) Upgrade Option
  • Fits Fender® HSS & HSH Strat®
  • Fits Squier® HSS & HSH Strat® 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. 

 

Premium HSS Strat Wiring Harness - Now for HSH Stratocaster® too

Our all new 'Gen2' HSS Strat wiring harness incorporates intelligent switching to give you the full clarity of your humbuckers AND tame your single coils, more useable tone and volume controls, greater clarity and an on board 'Mode' switch to allow you to switch between HSS & HSH modes. For ultimate versatility, we also offer you a 7-way switch upgrade option. 

INTELLIGENT SWITCHING

Optimized for humbuckers & single coils. When building an HSH or HSS Stratocaster, there is a toss-up between choosing 500k controls to retain the life of a humbucker, or 250k controls to balance brighter single coils.

We use Obsidian® Intelligent Switching to give you the absolute best of both your humbuckers and single coils with a wiring harness that will automatically switch between the two.

AUTO SPLIT

A balanced humbucker & single coil combo. Achieving the right balance between your humbuckers and single coils is an important part of hearing the full dynamics of both pickups together. With Obsidian® auto split, your humbucker automatically splits into singlecoil mode when matched with your other singlecoils on the selector switch.
- Requires split coil compatible humbuckers

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.

7-WAY SWITCH // GILMOUR MOD - UPGRADE OPTION

The sweetest bell like Strat® tone. The Obsidian® 7-Way Switch allows you to play your neck and bridge pickups together for the sweetest bell like tones, or even all three pickups together. The switch is built in to your tone control by use of a push/pull pot, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.

CONTROL LAYOUT - INCLUDES 'MODE' SWITCH

HSS Mode: For Humbucker Bridge Pickup + Two Single Coils

5: Neck (250k)
4: Middle + Neck (250k)
3: Middle (250k)
2: Bridge humbucker in split mode + middle (250k)
1: Bridge humbucker in full mode (500k)

* Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

Wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSS (Including Gilmour mod Push Pull

HSH Mode: For Humbucker Bridge & Neck Pickups + Middle Single Coil

5: Neck (500k)
4: Middle + Neck in split mode (250k)
3: Middle (250k)
2: Bridge in split mode + Middle (250k)
1: Bridge (500k)

* Diagram includes options Gilmour Mod // Neck pickup 'ON' switch

wiring layout for ObsidianWire custom HSH wiring including the optional Gilmour mod

Tone Controls

Control 1: Master Volume (auto splits 250 for Single coils & 500k for Humbucker)
Control 2: Tone Control 1 (Neck & Middle) 250k No Load Pot & 0.022uf Capacitor
Control 3: Tone Control 2 (Bridge) 500k Pot & 0.022uf Capacitor

Specs

BUILT IN HOUSE WITH

  • Potentiometers: Obsidian® Custom CTS® Pots (+/-10%) Split Shaft / 24 Spline
  • Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (+/-5%)
  • Switch: Obsidian® Schaller® Propriety Switch (Requires Metric Tip)
  • Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft® J11 Mono // OR Pure Tone® Mono Multi-Contact 1/4 in

Compatibility

MADE TO FIT:

  • Fits: Fender® HSS & HSH Stratocaster® - Direct Fit // Right Hand Guitar Only
  • Fits: Squier® HSS & HSH Stratocaster® - Widen Control holes to 10mm & replace knobs
  • Always Check: '7-Way Upgrade' Requires Minimum Cavity Depth around Push Pull Pot 29.2mm / 1.15"
  • Knobs: Requires US spec 24 spline knobs
  • Pickups: Built for HSS or HSH Loaded Strat® (Humbucker bridge pickup + two single coils or Humbucker Neck & Bridge + middle single coil)
  • Coil splitting: Requires compatible four conductor humbucker(s)

DOES NOT FIT:

  • Does NOT fit: Left Handed Guitars // Any guitar not described 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 82 reviews
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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.

A
Aran Sweeney
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).

D
Don S. (Waban, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Product didn't work, no customer service

Despite my best efforts and that of a very experienced guitar tech the unit would not work properly. Middle pickup would not come on (it was checked separately and is functional) in positions 2 and 3. Tried customer service and got no response. Very disappointing.

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Iain Pendry (Derby, GB)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
The way this guitar was always meant to sound

I've a 2012 Fender US Deluxe Strat with the S-1 switching and noiseless pickups. After a pickup swap the sound improved but discarding the S-1 switching and moving to the Obsidian Wire Gen 2 HSS harness has totally transformed the sound of this guitar. Not only is it quieter, the sound is clearer, sharper, more sensitive. You can hear each string distinctly. I just can't believe the difference this has made. I feel like this is the way that this guitar was always made to sound. I have no idea why Fender are not fitting these as stock to their US guitars.

The quality of the harness is excellent. Took a few weeks to arrive in the UK from New Zealand but no messing around with taxes.

J
Jim Mackenzie (Lewis Center, US)
Install Time: 11 - 20 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Fantastic upgrade, well though out

Super nice unit, although the Schaller 5 way switch should come with both black & white switch tips. They're not a standard fit like most all else, and really had to hunt for for one in white that would fit. It's still a bit loose but will do. Other than that, super happy with it. Much easier than a soldier job no doubt.