MSSC Prewired Dual Coil Split Harness

I ordered this prewired harness from Martin Six String Customs (no relation to Martin Guitars) because I was a little nervous about wiring the Luxe Paul myself, and the parts they use are high quality. I’ll still need to do some soldering to connect the pickups and input jack, but those things seemed like they were going to be easier.

After studying it a bit closer, I don’t think wiring it together would have been a problem, but I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have been able to make it look as nice as this.

Each harness contains:

(2) CTS 550K Premium Custom Audio Taper Potentiometers with 9% Tolerance for both volume positions. These are not your standard issue CTS pots.  These premium pots are spec’d at 550K to ensure that pots meter no lower than 500K.  These pots have a very responsive sweep and are metered for optimal placement in the harness.

(2) High quality US Spec 500K Push/Pull potentiometers w/ brass shafts (tone positions).

MSSC Vintage Series .015 / .022 Paper in Oil Capacitors made from NOS Mil-Spec PIO caps or optional Luxe Bumblebee .015 / .022 Reproduction PIO Capacitors.

Oxygen Free, Teflon Coated Hook-up Wire

Each harness is meticulously wired 50’s style and properly grounded with vintage correct 20AWG bus wire.

This harness allows you to split coils on both humbucker pickups.

 

You can read more about it on the MSSC web site. They make all sorts of prewired setups, not just in the Les Paul configuration.

Plus, how can you argue with Johnny Hilland?

Though that’s not the version I got. (It was a limited edition thing.)

3 thoughts on “MSSC Prewired Dual Coil Split Harness

  1. So, you’ve got a .022uF cap on the bridge tone, and a .015uF on the neck. That’s interesting. I’m thinking that I’m going to like .015 for both.

    1. I was thinking I might like .022uF for both, but we’ll see how that rosewood sounds. Honestly, I’ll be happy if I can even tell the difference between them once you make that tester. I wonder if anyone has ever made a capacitor pedal that allows you to switch them up live?

      Should we make that? Maybe if you had a wire directly from the pots to the pedal so you could change them in the direct signal. Hmm, need to make a new kind of guitar cable, too. But think about it… if it really does change your sound that much, we should Kickstarter it.

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