Guitar Wiring Upgrade Harness Gibson Epiphone ES175 ES295 Orange Drop Caps
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This harness is for Gibson or Epiphone ES175, ES295 and other full holly body guitar styles. Must not have any wood bracing between the two f holes that will obstruct the 3 way switch from being fed through. Check layout measurements below.
Our Classic Kit uses Orange Drop tone caps for improved overall performance with more warmth, body and fuller tone. You will hear the difference.
What's In The Classic Kit:
- Bourns 500K Potentiometers - Short-Split-Shaft Coarse 18 spline, Audio Taper, Coarse 18 Spline
- Switchcraft 3-Way Short Toggle Switch with black tip
- Vintage 22awg Braided Cloth Push Back wiring all wrapped high quality shrink
- Orange Drop tone caps for great classic tone. Your choice of tone cap value
- Switchcraft ¼ inch Output Jack
- Assembly Template Hard Board
- 50's wiring diagram with step by step easy to read instructions
- 50's wiring for the best vintage tone.
- Every kit goes thru our Performance and Accuracy Testing before being shipped out. Our kits work
Tone Cap Options – Select from the Tone Cap Options Drop Down Box Above
- .022uf bridge / .015uf neck
- .022uf bridge / .022uf neck - Good choice
Template component measurements center to center:
Volume to Volume 2.5" Switch to Neck Volume 15"
Tone to Tone 2.5" Switch to Jack 20"
Volume to Tone 2.5"
We add an additional 1/2 to 1 inch extra wire run between components for installation flexibility.
Wiring harness is feed thru the f holes and requires opening in the widest part of the f hole no less than 1 - 3/16 inch to be able to feed the harness into the hollow body. Pot case size is same as a quarter. Good test is to hold a quarter between two finders and see if it will fit thru the f hole.
I personally prefer Bourns potentiometers over all other brands including CTS. I have found them to be smoother, responsive and longer lasting. The very best taper available. These pots are 18 spline shaft so USA type knobs will not fit without first pinching the top of the split shaft together a little and slowly push the knob on. Epiphone and off shore type will fit fine. We do offer a line of knobs that fit.
**If you are not sure whether your guitar uses short (3/8") or long (3/4") shaft pots please check before ordering. Normally Pre-1977 Gibson Les Paul's, Epiphone's, SG's, ES Series use short shafts. If you have questions feel free to email me.
Note: If you have an imported guitar (e.g. Japan, China, etc.) you may need to modify the potentiometer holes to 3/8 inch to accommodate the Bourns bushings. Email me with questions
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Although these harnesses are pre-assembled and tested they do require some soldering to connect the pickups and the output jack. A 25 – 40 watt soldering iron is recommended. Make sure you are comfortable with making these connections or we suggest you take this to a qualified guitar tech to complete the installation. I can not be responsible if you damage a unit.
Each harness is custom built after purchase so my lead time to build your harness before shipping is 5 to 10 business days. In stock means I have the parts to build. You will receive a notice with USPS tracking number once shipped.
About Tone Man Guitar: I have been playing the guitar for over 40+ years. My passion has always been about the Tone. I have tried many different types of caps, pots and wiring over the years. I am a one man shop and do all the work myself. I have a great passion for providing only the best parts and workmanship. I appreciate you visiting my site and I look forward to helping you with your Tone or any other type of guitar modifications.
I believe in good communication. If you have questions please feel free to send me an email. I will respond as quickly as I can. Same goes when you receive your parts. I want you to be satisfied!
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