HSS Strat® with Five-Way Super Switch and 500K Pots

HSS Strat® with Five-Way Super Switch and 500K Pots
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The heart of this drop-in prewired Strat® harness is our custom DiMarzio 5-way Super Switch made by Oak-Grigsby, configured to automatically split the bridge humbucker when combined with the middle pickup (position 2), and to split the neck humbucker when combined with the middle pickup (position 4). By using parallel resistance, the single coil pickups sound like they are connected to a 250K pot, while the humbucker still sees the full resistance of the 500K pot.

This drop-in prewire harness features a combination of our custom designed 500K and 250K pots. First built over 45 years ago, we wanted the smooth feel and graduated taper found on some vintage 50s guitars. Using a 10-step rotary switch, we created a taper that works with DiMarzio pickups. It’s neither a linear nor audio taper pot -- it's DiMarzio's custom taper. To further increase reliability, we make the center shaft and threaded parts from solid machined brass instead of cheap castings.

This kit also features a Switchcraft output jack and includes both black and white switch tips for the 5-way switch.

DiMarzio wiring harnesses are all hand assembled and tested in the USA. We use the best sound-tested parts available from Oak Grigsby, Switchcraft®, Sprague®, and CTS®, and we include vintage-style cloth wire.

Ideal for the following switching configuration:

  1. Bridge
  2. Bridge Split and Middle
  3. Middle
  4. Neck Split and Middle
  5. Neck

Component List:

1x DiMarzio Custom Taper Potentiometers – 250K
2x DiMarzio Custom Taper Potentiometers – 500K
2x 470Kohm Resistors
Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor - .022uf, 100v
Gavitt Vintage Hookup Wire – 22 Gauge
Custom Oak-Grigsby Five-Way Super Switch
Switchcraft Output Jack

Treble Bleed Circuit:

1x 560pF cap
1x 300Kohm resistor

*Please note: these are direct replacements for the standard 3/8-inch (9.525mm) holes found on most Fender® guitars. Some enlargement may be required for non-standard or import-specific hole diameters.


Fender, Strat and Stratocaster are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp., with which DiMarzio, Inc. is not affiliated.

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