Guitar Wiring Mods
I DO WIRING MODS ! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE SOUNDS FROM YOUR CURRENT GUITAR, TALK TO ME ABOUT SOME OF YOUR OPTIONS. WIRING MODS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS CHEAPER THAN NEW PICKUPS AND CAN ALWAYS BE CHANGED BACK.
Some cool options:
Treble pot cap mod--$20 reduces the amount of high frequencies removed from your signal when turning down the tone knob. Many players don't use the tone knob on their guitar due to the removal of so much treble the signal becomes muddy. This mod provides a useful, noticeable change in tone while still retaining enough high frequencies to be pleasing to the ear. It's a very reasonably price, effective mod that most players will really appreciate.
Blender knob for strats--$20 Allows more pickup combinations on strats. Volume pot and first tone pot effect all pickups all the time. The second tone pot becomes a blend pot to blend the neck pickup into the bridge pickup setting and the bridge pickup into the neck pickup setting. This also effects positions 2 and 4--you can get a combination of all 3 pickups together in these settings.
50's wiring--$20 changes the way the volume pot reacts, and the overall tone gets stronger and more transparent - more "in the face," you could say. There is much less of the typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back the volume and the tone control reacts smoother and more linear without the typical hot spots.
Treble bleed on volume knob--$35 (includes price of electronics*) reduces the treble loss that occurs when you turn down the volume knob.
The fat tele mod--$50 the two outside switch positions on the Tele - which select the bridge or neck pickup individually - stay the same. But the middle position (both pickups together) wires the pickups in series rather than parallel. This produces a thicker, meatier sound, while still retaining the recognizable characteristics of a Tele. This is a trade-off of the hum-cancelling combination of the pickups wired in parallel for the increased power of a series link--you will have some 60 cycle hum with the pickups wired in series. If you want to add this sound to your tele without losing the two pickups in parallel sound, you will need to add a 4-way tele switch.
4-way switch fat tele mod--$60 (includes cost of switch*) gives you all of the traditional tele sounds plus the fat tele mod sound using a 4 way switch.
Passive Treble and Bass Controls--$75 (includes price of electronics*) This is a variation on the two-band tone circuit that Leo Fender created late in his career for G&L guitars. It employs two tone pots: One cuts highs like a conventional tone control, while the other filters out lows. If you have issues with high gain sounds getting flabby, removing some bass from your guitar signal can tighten it up.
This mod requires that your guitar has spots for 2 tone pots. It's great for strats and les pauls and any other guitar with 3 or more knobs. If it is necessary to add a pot to your configuration (ex.: telecasters have only 2 knobs), there will be added cost.
*there will be tax added for the parts for this mod