Upgrade your electronics with the pre-wired, all American made, wiring harnesses for Gretsch hollow body guitars.
Tone Pot Wiring Harness
Available on back-order
Available on back-order
Upgrade your electronics with our pre-wired, all American made, wiring harnesses for Gretsch hollow body guitars.
Available with the following component choices:
– split shaft pots – for pre-Fender guitars with metric volume and tone knobs (keep your knob)
– solid shaft pots – if new/vintage Gretsch or TV Jones 1/4″ knobs are desired
– standard long switch – most common choice
– short switch – for guitar bodies thinner than 2-1/8″ wide
– nickel hardware
– gold hardware
Post 2003 Fender-made Gretsch Guitars come equipped with CTS and Switchcraft components – new harness is not necessary.
A new switch tip is necessary for all pre-wired harnesses – your old switch tip will not fit the Switchcraft switch. This applies if your old switch tip is metric – our switches use Imperial threads (8-32).
Please note: Metric pots have a slightly smaller shaft diameter. If you are replacing metric pots, you may need to open the holes with a reamer or a small sanding drum.
Please refer to this post regarding fitting this harness to a Gretsch Electromatic 54x:
We recommend using CTS manufactured 500k pots with most TV Jones pickups. The only exception is for our Starwood Series Strat and Tele pickups where we’d recommend 250k pots.
The only difference is that we will reverse the pole screw radius for a left-handed pickup. Otherwise the are constructed and mounted the same. If you need your pickups made left-handed, please leave us a note in the special instructions.
Your stock harness will work just fine. All Professional Gretsch guitars produced from 2004 to current would already have the same CTS pots and Switchcraft switches we use on our pre-made harnesses.
You can order this left handed. You’ll need to make a note in the Special Instructions when you place your order.
hey are meant to be used in hollow body guitars but that doesn’t mean you can’t install a new wiring harness. You would need to remove some pieces to feed the wires through the cavities then re-solder them.
It is not necessary to replace the wiring in a G5120, but you will get about 10% more clarity from a new wiring harness. You can replace one or both of the pickups. They have about the same volume output as the stock pickups.
You’ll need the Tone Pot wiring harness with split-shaft pots and a standard long switch. You may also want to purchase a new switch tip as well. The stock switch tip is metric and will not thread onto the new switch. The Tone Pot Tube Kit is very helpful with the installation.
The Wiring Harnesses will work with T90 pickups.
You can request that the pickups be soldered to the harness. It will be an additional $5 per pickup.
Tom uses a reamer to slightly open the holes. Here is a link to a video on the blog:
We use 500k CTS pots, Switchcraft switches, .022 orange drop capacitor and Belden wire.