Standard Stratocaster Wiring Harness w/the G&L PTB Tone Controls (Passive Treble & Bass)


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SKU: HA-Strat1-PTB Category:


Hoagland Custom, located in sunny Fernandina Beach, Florida, has specialized in custom guitar wiring and pickup making for over 25 years…

& we love what we do!

This is a Stratocaster wiring solution built with high quality parts and crafted by hand. This wiring harness will give you great service for years!

It incorporates the G&L “PTB” circuit. Passive Treble & Bass control.

Here’s how it works:

  • You have a treble control and a bass control (just like your amp)
  • The treble control acts like the standard tone control that you’re familiar with from all your electric guitars. When you turn it down, it cuts some treble, making the tone warmer.
  • The bass control does exactly the opposite, cutting bass frequencies, which is a great option to shape the tone. This is sometimes referred to as “clarity control” because removing some bass will clean up the tone noticeably, bringing back some airiness and dynamics. This is an especially great feature when you play heavy distortion, giving you the ability to prevent muddiness.

G&L calls the P.T.B. feature “dramatically more effective than a standard tone control. Treble and bass frequencies can be separately cut with this exclusive passive style circuitry.”

The Premiere Guitar Magazine article about it:  PTB Mod

HARDWARE:  (incl. dress nuts & washers, & switch mounting screws)

  • chrome (standard)
  • black
  • gold

AVAILABLE CAPACITORS (on the .022mfd treble pot only):

  • Sprague “Orange Drop” poly capacitor, as standard & no additional cost
  • MojoTone Dijon Premium Foil/Film capacitor, $3 upgrade (From the manufacturer: “Mojotone Dijon capacitors are high quality foil/film capacitors made to our exact specification. We like to call them musical capacitors because of their good tone and transparency.”)
  • Mallory “Mustard” capacitor, $4 upgrade
  • Centralab “Royal Blue” mylar-in-oil capacitor, $13 upgrade
  • Tai Han “Blue” paper-in-oil capacitor, $14 upgrade


  • P1 – bridge pickup only
  • P2 – bridge & middle pickups
  • P3 – middle pickup only
  • P4 – middle & neck pickups
  • P5 – neck pickup only


  • 1 CTS or Bourns Pro Series volume control, 250k value, audio taper
  • 2 CTS or Bourns Pro Series tone controls, 500k value, linear taper
  • Sprague “Orange Drop” poly capacitor, .022mfd value on the treble control – a .0022mfd value ceramic disc cap on the bass control
  • 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 all of our wiring solutions are built to be installed rather easily, we always recommend that you have a guitar professional at your local guitar shop install it for you. There are a lot of variables (pickup brands & types, shielding, grounding, etc.) and your local guitar tech is well equipped to solve any installation problems you might have and get your guitar sounding it’s best!

Contact Hoagland Custom with any questions regarding this wiring solution, our custom, handcrafted Hoagland Custom pickups, or any other guitar wiring solution that you might need.


Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in

chrome (standard), black +$10, gold +$10


Sprague "OD" poly cap, Mojo Dijon poly cap +$3, Mallory "Mustard" cap +$4, Centralab "Royal Blue" mylar-in-oil cap +$13, Tai Han "Blue" paper-in-oil cap +$14

Output Jack

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