Upgrades

Modifying our guitars is a fulfilling and rewarding exercise, able to reap audible benefit from a modest outlay. That's my opinion anyway! I appreciate that not everyone is quite as happy to have a soldering iron in their cavities and may require a bit of assistance when it comes to the voodoo of guitar wiring. I am always willing to offer advice and tips and there are some really good sources of information out there to help in wiring-up your shiny new pickups with better pots etc... But if you want a relatively hassle free & time-saving way to get set-up without the finger burning fuss, then a Wiring Loom is the way to go.

I don't (currently) stock pre-made looms, so for now they will be made-to-order and likely subject to a wait-time in line with my Pickups.

The advantage of made-to-order is that you can tailor your loom to your requirements & budget.

I make my Premium looms with CTS Pots, Switchcraft Sockets, Orange-Drop Capacitors & Switchcraft/Oak Grigsby Switches.

My standard looms are made with Alpha pots & generic other bits.

I've used both and both work well and sound good.

Below is a rough price guide for some more common looms. 

If these are popular I might add a Buy-It-Now Option. For now, get in touch via the order page.

Stratocaster Style with proper Vintage setup: £55 Premium & £35 Standard

Stratocaster Style HSS with Partial Tap on Bridge: £60 Premium & £40 Standard

2 x Humbuckers, toggle switch, 2v2t & modern/50's wiring: £72 Premium & £44 Standard

2 x Humbuckers, toggle switch, 2v2 with Partial taps & phase push/pulls: £87 Premium & £59 Standard

Telecaster Style with standard 3 way switch: £49 Premium & £32 Standard.

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Fletcher Mods

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Wouldn't it be nice to have a simpler way to modify our guitars for maximum versatility?

The following PCBs are intended for those capable of using a soldering iron competently, but are looking for less Spaghetti in their cavities!

All PCBs come with wiring instruction & I'm at hand to help if needed.

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From £10 each - postage included

Two become One

CoilSplit

Coil Splitting takes a humbucker - which consists of two coils running in series - and dumps one of those coils to ground. (Coil Tapping is different - one single coil has an extra output tapped into the middle of the coil somewhere - I can do that too, but its a pickup mod.)

This produces a tone more akin to a single coil, without having to change guitars. Probably the oldest Mod there is.

My CoilSplit PCB has space for two humbuckers to be split on one board/switch. Or you can have one switch for each humbucker. These are colour coded as per FletcherPickups standard colours.

Each PCB is designed to have either the North/Neck-facing coil ON, or the South/Bridge-facing coil ON - just follow the colour coding.

Simply wire the pickup to the PCB, solder the PCB to the switch, connect to Ground and wire the Hot output to where you want it (typically to volume pot or to the switch, depending on wiring diagram).

 

North Coil ON.

South Coil dumped to Ground.

South Coil ON.

North Coil dumped to Ground.

Two become One & a-bit

Partial CoilSplit

Complete Coil Splitting can leave the tone a bit thin and uninspiring - especially on Vintage output Humbuckers where each coil is wound considerably less than a standard Single.

A simple solution to this is to dump only part of the coil to ground by placing a resistor between the dumped coil & ground. Leaving a bit more signal in the mix reduces volume drop & hum as well as adding a bit more life.

The Partial CoilSplit PCB has space for two humbuckers to be split on one board/switch. Or you can have one switch for each humbucker. These are colour coded as per FletcherPickups standard colours. 

Each PCB is designed to have either the North/Neck-facing coil ON, or the South/Bridge-facing coil ON - just follow the colour coding.

Simply wire the pickup to the PCB, solder the PCB to the switch, connect to Ground and wire the Hot output to where you want it (typically to volume pot or to the switch, depending on wiring diagram).

 

Resistor values for Vintage output and not set-in-stone

Phased!

All FletcherPickups are made with the same Wind & Polarity (or the exact opposite, which is the same, but isn't....) so when played mixed together they are in phase - the waveforms all wobble in the same way and all is good in the world! Some crazy people like to reverse this at the flick of a switch. Perfect reversal of Phase would cancel the signal & produce silence, but because guitar waveforms are complex & pickups are in different places, only certain frequencies are cancelled leaving a pleasant, bright, hollow tone. Peter Green was happy with it so who are we to judge!

This simple PCB has holes for the input & output of a pickup. The board output is wired to where you want it. Phase switch. Simple.

Equally useable on humbuckers or singles.

Simply wire the pickup Hot & Ground wires to the PCB, solder the PCB to the switch, connect to Ground and wire the Hot output to where you want it (typically to volume pot or to the switch, depending on wiring diagram).

 

Pickup Hot to IN

Pickup Ground to OUT

Communal Ground Hole!

SeriesParallel

Available as separate Series UP & Series Down pcbs, depending on how you intend to use your guitar.

 

Series Down can be used on a humbucker, where you pull the pot for that almost single coil, parallel sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series Up can be used on something like a Tele for the in-between position - down is normal Parallel & up for the beefier 'pickups in series' tone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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