920D Custom S5W-50 Upgraded 50's Vintage Style Wiring for Stratocaster Style Guitars
920D Custom S5W-50 50's Style 5-Way Wiring Harness
Upgrade your strat with this 920D Custom S5W-50 50's style wiring harness. This wiring scheme provides a tight, transparent tone with that classic strat quack. Unlike more modern wiring schemes, it features a reduced treble cut when rolling back the volume control. The highs seem to be clearer, especially with the volume pot rolled back. This harness effectively gives you a treble bleed kit function without adding the extra cap and resistor. If classic strat tone is your goal, look no further than this S5W-50 wiring harness.
- 3 - 920D Custom 450G Series 250K Pots by CTS
- 1 - Genuine CRL USA 5-Way Switch
- 1 - .022µF WD Paper In Oil Capacitor
- 1- Pure Tone Output Jack
- 920D Custom Signature Wiring by Gavitt Wire
920D Custom Signature Wiring
All 920D Custom products are highlighted with our signature orange wire. Gavitt Wire, a leading producer of premium guitar wire, has agreed to custom manufacture our signature cloth covered pushback wire, and we believe it is the perfect choice for hotrodding your guitar. The wire is built with an outer waxed cotton layer and an inner Celanese braid that provides impressive ruggedness while still maintaining a 22 gauge thickness. Limiting the amount of wire on each build compliments your choice of pickups by creating the perfect balance between capacitance and resistance.
920D Custom 450G Series Potentiometers
920D Custom potentiometers are used in this build. Our pots are manufactured by CTS to our exact specifications and are metered for accuracy before being used in any 920D Custom gear.
We specify a 10% audio taper, accompanied with a low rotational torque rating of 0.50-2.00 in.oz (compared to the industry standard 0.75-6.00 in.oz rating) to provide a buttery knob sweep.
We hold potentiometer tolerances to ±10%. The industry standard is ±20%. Tightening potentiometer tolerances will help you accurately shape your tone.
Pure Tone 1/4” Output Jack
We exclusively use Pure Tone output jacks in all builds. Why? Because they’re unquestionably better than the old, industry standard. Period.
We’ve all heard the crackle of a weak connection caused by pressure grounds. This is due to the old style jack only having 1 squared-off point of contact trying to meet a rounded ¼” plug. Pure Tone has completely changed that.
Pure Tone’s multi-contact ¼” output jack has 4 rounded contact points that hold the ¼” plug firmly in place. With 4 times the contact points, all of the dreaded cracks, snaps, and pops are gone for good. Trust us, the second you plug into this jack, you’ll never want to go back.
WD Blue Tone Capacitor
This 920D Custom product uses non-inductive mylar and oil caps. They use oil soaked mylar as di-electric material that produces an impressively smooth, natural sound. Dialing in these caps will greatly warm up your tone and cut back on the overly bright, ear-piercing frequencies.
CRL 5-Way Switch
Our S5W-50 is built using a genuine CRL 5-Way Switch. These switches are well known for their durability and noise-free reliability. CRL Switches are rated to last a lifetime. This switch is, hands-down, the switch you want in your strat.
Hand-Built In The U.S.A.
All 920D Custom creations are hand-built by experienced technicians at our headquarters in Conway, Arkansas. We treat your new gear like it’s going into one of our own guitars. Every millimeter of wire is cut precisely, every solder joint is perfectly smooth and symmetrical, and every bend is purposeful and direct. We hold everything to a tremendous level of quality because we know the smallest details matter and we take great pride in our work.