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Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster with 4-way Switch

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Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster with 4-way Switch

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Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster with 4-way Switch

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Complete kit for wiring a Tele with a fourth "fat tone" switch position.

This special kit features an Oak Grigsby 4-way switch: the extra position combines the bridge and neck pickups in series for a fatter tone. You get all the parts you'll need to wire your pickups into your Tele®, plus a diagram to show you how.

Premium components include cloth-covered push-back wire—the right stuff for Fender and vintage-style guitar circuitry. CTS pots give longer life and smooth, accurate response.

    The kit incudes:
  • Switchcraft output jack
  • 250K CTS solid-shaft control pots (2)
  • Orange Drop® capacitors: .047uF and .001uF
  • Oak Grigsby 4-way lever switch with mounting screws
  • Switch knobs: black barrel and top-hat
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back wire: 22 AWG white, 12" long
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back wire: 22 AWG black, 24" long
  • Braided-shield push-back wire: 22AWG, 12" long
  • Wiring diagram
CTS control pot specifications
Shaft diameter 1/4" (6.35mm) solid shaft
(requires a set-screw knob)
Thread 3/8" x 32
Thread height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    3/8" (9.52mm)

Oak Grigsby switch specifications
Body cavity depth required 1-7/16" (36.51mm)
Mounting screw spacing 1-5/8" (41.28mm)
Lever stem .050" x .190" (1.27mm x 4.82mm)
Pickguard slot required
(for the lever)
1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.59mm x 26.99mm)


Instructions

Product Instructions

Oak Grigsby 4-way 2-pole Lever Switch Instructions

Installation and wiring diagram for the Oak Grigsby 4-Way 2-pole Lever Switch.

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5.0

4 way switch convertion tele GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

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Verified Buyer


I've written a review already and they are fantastic 'BUT'...this one was a Mexican tele and the control plate needed widening an extra 2mm to accommodate for bridge position 1 or it won't go into 1st position at all, it looks ok but I am going to buy a fender control plate just to make it more professional, So as a few others have stated the squire,copy or Mexican control plates aren't wide enough for the switch, you will need a fender one here from stew mac or you will have to increase the switch cavity by 2mm closest to the volume knob, 1.5mm to be precise.

5.0

4 way switch tele conversion...

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Verified Buyer


Just read some of the reviews here, a few have suffered from grounding issue, the instructions clearly state to run a ground wire from the volume pot to the underneath of the bridge if your neck pickup doesn't have a metal base plate. There is also a very good instructional video online which does everything except the extra ground/bridge wire and the extra capacitor on the volume knob.
EASY TO INSTALL AND WHAT AN AMAZING SOUND!!! gives way way way better tone than standard and the extra position sounds like twin humbuckers, money well spent absolutely worth it. Thanks STEW MAC! Legendary......

5.0

4 way switch

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Verified Buyer


I am glad I decided to add the 4 way switch . It opened up another world on my Telecaster . Installation was straight forward with no issues. You just have to pay attention to the diagram.
I had a little buzz when I first installed this kit. The solution was to solder ground wires across the pots . Ground everything.
That solved my hum issue. The new added 4th position makes the 2 pickups sound a lot like a humbucker.
Very cool sound. Strong and clear .
Just make sure you have a good solder gun and the correct solder . The rest is easy .

5.0

Instructions and diagrams are excellent.

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Verified Buyer


Gives my Tele more versatility. Adds the Humbucker growl for lead and some types of blues rhythms. Instructions and diagrams are excellent. Took my time doing the soldering and wiring it came out perfect first attempt.

1.0

Too much humm

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Verified Buyer


I wired the kit exactly as instructed and the hum was unacceptable. I understand single coils have hum, but this was 10 times as much as with a 3-way switch, which is what I went back too.

5.0

Perfect kit for upgrade or build!

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Verified Buyer


Everything is fine! Very good components and nice feature of serial mode. Yeah, serial mode on Telecaster it's just a new dimension of usual Tele's tone! Exactly 5 stars!

But... It may be even 5+ stars with minor kit improvement (my two cents suggestion to StewMac):
1) add into instruction electrical schematic, not only diagram how to wire components.
2) add into the kit a resistor for treble bleed schema (or make it as an options with diferent resistance values and with diferent schematic solutions - serial/parallel with capacitor)

5.0

Telecaster 4 way switch, electronics kit

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Verified Buyer


Good modification , good components...different sounds. No complaints.

5.0

Great retrofit kit

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Verified Buyer


I installed this kit as part of a pick-up swap on a MIC Squire Tele. This is a considerable improvement over the MIC POS components. I am neither a luthier nor an electronics tech... just a guy with average mechanical aptitude. The installation was straight forward and progressed as described in the instructions. All in; A little more than a hundred bucks (this kit, pick-ups, new jack mount and strings) and this guitar sounds very good. And the four way switch offers a sound spectrum you cannot find on any $120 Squire.

One note, if working on a Squire, the old chrome knobs will not fit on these potentiometers- you will need to buy the 1/4" Knobs for an American Telecaster.

5.0

Great kit...

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Verified Buyer


I have used Stew-Mac's standard Tele wiring kit over the years with no issues. Decided to change my Tele with the Fender Texas-Specials in it over to a 4-switch design to get the at 'series' tone in the 4th slot....this kit does the trick! Easy to follow instructions/diagram is supplied. Quality components (even though the pot I used for the tone was defective from the factory - replaced at "NO CHARGE" by the folks at Stew-Mac) that I honestly say helped make the TS Tele pickups come alive! Highly, highly recommend it!

5.0

Another Great StewMac Product

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Verified Buyer


I'd built a tele from a kit and the included electronics (pickups and controls) were of poor quality and sounded awful. This kit has made a world of difference.

I was a bit overwhelmed when I first realized what I'd gotten myself into, but as usual with StewMac they provide excellent instructions and quality materials. There are cheaper alternatives out there, but StewMac has always been worth it in my experience.

A tip, pull up the online guide and print out the wiring diagram full page - it's much easier to read enlarged.

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