Has anyone used one of these wiring harnesses?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by benjammin420, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. benjammin420

    benjammin420 Squier Talker

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  2. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    You get what you pay for, usually. No experience with this specific harness but what do you have to lose at 15 bucks? That’s the same price as a Switchcraft toggle. The reviews aren’t promising though, buyer beware.
     
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  3. Personally. I wouldn't waste my time. I prefer to buck up for quality. Hey, but that's me.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  4. Jmv668

    Jmv668 Squier-Meister

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    Soldering is easy and good ;)
    Buy beers with your 15 bucks LOL
     
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  5. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

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    I bought a harness for SSS a few years back from some ware in the orient. It was similar but with an Orange Drop cap. Alpha pots are usually decent but it's a soldered set up so things can go wrong. Like destroying the pot or bad/cold solder joints etc. Mine was fine and worked great. The thing is quality control at these foreign shops is next to none if any, so you take your chances. However $15 is nothing compared to some I've seen being sold with better US made parts for 3-4 times the price. It's your call, good luck.
     
  6. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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  7. mtjo62

    mtjo62 Squier-Meister

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    920D Custom Shop does very nice pre-wired harnesses. I upgraded my Epi Dot with a 50's style harness and the workmanship was steller, almost a work of art. I hated to install it because it was such a nice job.
     
  8. howserx

    howserx Squier Talker

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    I bought one similar for my strat. I don't know if the make was the same or not, it's been a few years now. Quality wasn't the best, but I had no problems with the pots or switch. everything just worked fine.
    Actually, I did have one problem. I did some other mods later and the wiring for the switch was non-standard. I spent about an hour before I find the right pin layout. I found it here too. Thanks everyone! In your case a 3-way toggle won't have the problem.
     
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  9. Ghostlyone

    Ghostlyone Squier-Nut

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    I used the GFS ones on two guitars, both worked as advertised. Very happy.
     
  10. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

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    Most of the parts themselves are OK. I’ve bought that 3way toggle from Kmise before, and it was fairly rugged. The Alpha push/pull is identical to the one used in the Squier ‘51, and as already mentioned; Alpha’s are a given.
    Just make sure you want the black switch/jack threads/nuts vs chrome/nickel.

    I’ve used the Kmise 3 and 5 way Fender kits, I had one 3 way that had a cold solder joint, but no other problems in the others. My Bullet Strat has their 5 way kit in it, and has been fine.