Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster

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Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster

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Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster

About This Item

Here's what you need for wiring those pickups into your Tele®!
All the parts you'll need, plus a diagram to show you how.

The standard kit is an economical choice for any wiring job. It has standard PVC-insulated wire and Alpha pots.

    Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster includes
  • Output jack
  • 250K Alpha control pots (2)
  • Ceramic capacitors: .047uF and .001uF
  • CRL Lever Switch: 3-way with mounting screws
  • Switch knobs: black barrel and top-hat knobs included
  • Non-shielded PVC-insulated circuit wire: 22 AWG, white, 12" long
  • Non-shielded PVC-insulated circuit wire: 22 AWG, black, 24" long
  • Shielded guitar circuit wire: 26 AWG black, 12" long
  • Wiring diagram
Alpha control pot specifications
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread   M8 x 0.75
Threaded portion height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   5/16" (7.94mm)

Switch specifications
Body cavity depth required 1-3/8" (34.93mm)
Mounting screw spacing 1-5/8" (41.28mm)
Lever stem .052" x .188" (1.32mm x 4.78mm)
Pickguard slot required 1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.59mm x 26.99mm)


Product Instructions

3-way CRL Lever Switch

Installation and wiring diagrams for the 3-way CRL Lever Switch.

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Great Switch Kit...

(Customer's Reviews)

The switch and controls needed to be replaced so I purchased this kit. All is going together fine. The three way switches wire lugs are opposite to what the instructions show, but it's just a simple issue to wire it the other way around!


Great parts but.....

(Customer's Reviews)

This is for a parts-caster project that started with an empty Tele body. As I said, great parts. The pots are smooth and quiet, the switch is top notch and the output jack is solid. However, I think you could do a little better than 26AWG shielded cable. When I tried to strip the inner conductor the entire wire pulled out of the braided shield! I upgraded to a 26 AWG shielded instrument cable and it was much easier to work with. The Tele sounds and plays great with no hum. With such great parts, why cheap out on the wiring?


Telecaster pots

(Customer's Reviews)

I had a friend put a set of your basic pots and wiring for a telecaster (volume,tone) along with the wiring into a generic telecaster copy guitar.He used the included grownd wire which was bigger than the origina.Without changing the original pickups(which are generic, usual tele pickups). This guitar sounds like it never did before. The pickups are closer in balance and the tone is great If there was a testament to using good pots this was it. Unbelievable. Thanks.

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