“Bill Lawrence” Tele Wiring Harness w/5-Way Switching – 2 Extra Tones! PLUS our Dual Cap Option

$68.00$130.00

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Description

Hoagland Custom, located in sunny Fernandina Beach, Florida, has specialized in custom guitar wiring and pickup building for over 25 years… & we love what we do!

Hoagland Custom’s “Bill Lawrence” mod designed by Bill Lawrence and built to coax the best possible tone out of your existing pickups and it gives you some GREAT options!

Whenever possible, we use all USA-made parts.  Handcrafted one at a time and not built until you place your order.
This “Bill Lawrence” Tele wiring harness has been additionally modded to work with 2 splittable humbuckers & the Hoagland Custom “Dual Cap” tone control!
Your humbuckers must have 4 or 5 wires to function correctly with this wiring harness.
If you have ever wished that you had the benefit of 2 different values of caps to roll into your tone, this is your harness! This features a .022mfd cap (normally used for humbuckers) and a .047mfd value cap (normally used on single coils) installed on the tone control. The center point of this tone control (“5”) rolls in zero amount of cap. When you roll it down toward “0”, it rolls in one cap value and when you roll it up toward “10”, it rolls in the other cap value.

 
Easy installation.
 
Bill Lawrence (his real name was Willi Lorenz Stich) was born in Germany in 1931 and became one of the country’s best guitarists of the post-WWII era. He was a busy session musician and jazz player who performed under the name Billy Lorento. Later on, he started a second career in the guitar industry under the name Bill Lawrence. He conceived many ground-breaking pickups designs as well as other musical instrument innovations. Sadly, he died in November 2013 at 82 years of age but his music and genius live on.
This Tele wiring schematic substitutes a 5-way Strat style switch in place of the Tele traditional 3-way switch, unlocking 2 new tones for the Tele!

HARDWARE:   (included as standard are dress nuts & washers and switch mounting screws)

  • Optional chrome control plate & mounting screws, an $18 upgrade
  • Optional chrome control plate with slanted switch & mounting screws, a $21 upgrade
  • Optional black control plate & mounting screws, a $24 upgrade
  • Optional gold control plate & mounting screws, a $28 upgrade
  • Optional nickel control plate & mounting screws, a $18 upgrade
  • Optional “Pure Tone” premium mono output jack, a $6 upgrade

CAPACITORS:

  • 3 Sprague “Orange Drop” capacitors, 1 – .015mfd value, 1 – .022mfd value, 1 – .047mfd values (shown with Vitamin Q “Black Candy” paper-in-oil caps), standard
  • 2 Vitamin T “Silver Barrel” paper-in-oil capacitors, 1 – .022mfd value & 1 – .047mfd value in addition to 1 Sprague “Orange Drop” poly cap with a .015mfd value, $28 upgrade

SWITCHING POSITIONS (with the push/pull in the “DOWN” position):

  • P1 – neck only, full humbucker (with 10% less bottom end – less muddy sounding)
  • P2 – neck & bridge, full humbuckers, in-parallel (both pickups but half out-of-phase with each other)
  • P3 – bridge only, full humbucker (this front position is the standard Tele bridge tone)
  • P4 – neck & bridge, full humbuckers, in-parallel (normal Tele tone with both pickups)
  • P5 – neck only, full humbucker (this position is the same as on a standard Telecaster)

SWITCHING POSITIONS (with the push/pull in the “UP” position):

  • P1 – neck only, split to single coil (with 10% less bottom end – less muddy sounding)
  • P2 – neck & bridge, both split to single coils, in-parallel (both pickups but half out-of-phase with each other)
  • P3 – bridge only, split to single coil (this front position is the standard Tele bridge tone)
  • P4 – neck & bridge, split to single coils, in-parallel (normal Tele tone with both pickups)
  • P5 – neck only, split to single coil (this position is the same as on a standard Telecaster)

STANDARD INCLUDES:

  • Bourns push/pull volume control, 500k value, audio taper
  • CTS or Bourns Pro Series tone control, 500k value, linear taper
  • 3 Sprague “Orange Drop” capacitors, 1 – .022mfd value & 2 – .015mfd values (shown with Vitamin Q “Black Candy” paper-in-oil caps)
  • 5-way lever style switch
  • Switchcraft mono output jack
  • Gavitt vintage style, cloth covered wire
  • easy to follow wiring diagram
  • tech support phone & email

While we make all of our wiring harnesses to be installed rather easily, we always recommend that you take your guitar, Hoagland Custom wiring harness, and the wiring diagram to your local guitar technician for installation. There are a lot of variables (grounding, pickup wires colors, etc., etc.) and they will be equipped to get your guitar sounding it’s BEST!

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in
Hardware

No control plate +$0, Chrome control plate +$18, Chrome control plate w/slanted switch +$21, Black control plate +$24, Gold control plate +$28, Nickel control plate +$18

Output Jack

Switchcraft output jack +$0, "Pure Tone" premium output jack +$6

Capacitors (3)

"Orange Drop" poly caps (3) +$0, Vitamin T "Silver Barrel" PIO caps (2) & 1 OD cap +$28

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