Controls Kits Configurations


Controls Kit #1

Standard Wiring

This controls kit consists of 3 500k audio taper potentiometers and enables standard Strat® wiring with a master volume knob and two tone knobs. Tone knobs may be allocated a number of ways, but we recommend wiring the middle tone knob to the neck pickup and the 2nd tone knob to the bridge.

Specs

(3) CTS 500k audio taper pots

Recommendations

Recommended for: Higher output Z-Series Sets, Legacy Series, Vintage Sets

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Controls Kit #1A

Standard Wiring

This controls kit consists of 2 500k audio taper potentiometers and an audio taper no load pot and enables standard Strat wiring with a master volume knob and two tone knobs. The audio taper no load pot is for the middle tone. We recommend wiring it to the neck and middle. This allows for minimal loading of the neck and middle pickups, and especially the “in between” 2 & 4 positions.

Specs

(2) 500k CTS (audio), (1) 500k CTS no-load (audio)

Recommendations

Recommended for: Higher output Z-Series Sets, Legacy Series Vintage Sets

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Controls Kit #2

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend

This controls kit consists of 1 250k linear taper no load and 2 500k audio taper potentiometers. Use the 2 500k pots as master volume and master tone and the 250k no load as a neck/bridge blend.

Specs

(2) CTS 500k audio taper pot, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Higher output Z-Series Sets, Legacy Series, Vintage Sets, Hybrid Sets and Signature Set (both Z-Series and Legacy)when no Silent Split capability is desired.

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Controls Kit #2A

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend

This controls kit consists of 1 250k linear taper no load, 1 500k audio taper potentiometer and 500k no load audio taper potentiometer. We suggest using the no load pot as a neck/middle tone pot.

Specs

(1) CTS 500k audio taper pot, (1) CTS 500k no load audio taper pot, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Higher output Z-Series Sets, Legacy Series, Vintage Sets, Hybrid Sets and Signature Set (both Z-Series and Legacy)when no Silent Split capability is desired.

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Controls Kit #3

Standard Wiring with 1 Silent Split

Specs

(1) 500k Push/Pull pot, (2) CTS 500k audio taper pots

* Note, the default for push pots is CTS push/pull.  If you want the push/push let us know by email

Recommendations

Recommended for: Hybrid Sets and Signature Sets (both Z-Series and Legacy) where only one Silent Split is needed and no blend capability is desired.

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Controls Kit #4

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend with 1 Silent Split

This controls kit consists of 1 500k audio taper push/push or push/pull pot, 1 500k audio taper pot 1 250k linear taper no load potentiometer. This set enables a master volume, master tone and a neck/bridge blend. Use the push pot to actuate the Silent Split and as either master tone or master volume. Use the no load pot as the neck/bridge blend.

Specs

(1) 500k Push/Pull pot, (1) CTS 500k audio taper pot, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

* Note, the default for push pots is CTS Push/pull.  If you want the push/push let us know by email

Recommendations

Recommended for: Hybrid Sets and Signature Sets (both Z-Series and Legacy) where only one Silent Split is needed and no blend capability is desired.

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Controls Kit #5

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend with 2 Silent Splits

This controls kit consists of 2 500k audio taper push/push or push/pull pots and 1 250k linear taper no load potentiometer. This set enables a master volume, master tone and a neck/bridge blend with two Silent Splits. Use the push pots to actuate the Silent Splits and as master volume and master tone. Use the no load pot as the neck/bridge blend.

Specs

(2) CTS 500k push/pull pots, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

* Note, the default for push pots is CTS Push/pull.  If you want the push/push let us know by email

Recommendations

Recommended for: Hybrid Sets and Signature Sets (both Z-Series and Legacy) with blend capability where 2 Silent Splits are required. 

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Controls Kit #5A

Master Volume, Master Tone, with 2 Silent Splits (enables proper loading for Convertible Sets)

This controls kit consists of 2 500k audio taper push/push or push/pull pots and 1 250k audio taper no load potentiometer. This set enables a master volume, master tone and a neck/bridge blend with two Silent Splits. Use the push pots to actuate the Silent Splits and as master volume and blend. Use the audio taper no load pot as Master Tone.

Specs

(2) CTS 500k push/pull pots, (1) CTS 250k audio taper no load pot

* Note, the default for push pots is CTS Push/pull.  If you want the push/push let us know by email

Recommendations

Recommended for: Convertible Sets (both Z-Series and Legacy) to enable proper loading between normal and split modes.

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Controls Kit #6

Standard Wiring with 250k load

This controls kit consists of 3 250k audio taper potentiometers and enables standard Strat wiring with a master volume knob and two tone knobs. These are the “vintage spec” 250 k pots and typically run right around 250 k or a little under. With this kit, we like to dedicate a standard 250 k to the bridge tone and connect the no load 250 k tone to the neck and middle pickups. Use this kit for lower output single coil voiced pickups, or when you want to shave off a bit more high end.With most Zexcoil pickups, we recommend 500k potentiometers to minimize loading, but for our lower wind Underwound Series, the higher loading of 250k potentiometers may be desired. Tone knobs may be allocated a number of ways, but we recommend wiring the middle tone knob to the neck pickup and the 2nd tone knob to the bridge. 

Specs

(3) CTS 250k audio taper pots

Recommendations

Recommended for: Z-Core 5 Vintage Output Sets, Legacy Underwound SetsUnderwound Sets

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Controls Kit #6A

Standard Wiring with 250k load

This controls kit consists of 2 250k audio taper potentiometers and a 250k no load tone pot enables standard Strat wiring with a master volume knob and two tone knobs. With most Zexcoil pickups, we recommend 500k potentiometers to minimize loading, but for our lower wind Underwound Series, the higher loading of 250k potentiometers may be desired.  We suggest using the no load pot as a neck/middle tone pot. These are the “vintage spec” 250 k pots and typically run right around 250 k or a little under. With this kit, we like to dedicate a standard 250 k to the bridge tone and connect the no load 250 k tone to the neck and middle pickups. Use this kit for lower output single coil voiced pickups, or when you want to shave off a bit more high end.

Specs

(2) CTS 250k audio taper pots, (1) 250k no load tone pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Z-Core Vintage Output Sets, Legacy Underwound Sets

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Controls Kit #7

Description

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend and 2 Silent Splits with 250k load

This controls kit consists of 2 250k audio taper push/push and 1 250k linear taper no load potentiometer. With most Zexcoil pickups, we recommend 500k potentiometers to minimize loading, but for our Convertible Series, the higher loading of 250k potentiometers may be desired, especially if the emphasis is on the single coil mode. This set enables a master volume, master tone and a neck/bridge blend with two Silent Splits. Use the push pots to actuate the Silent Splits and as master volume and master tone. Use the no load pot as the neck/bridge blend.

Specs

(2) CTS 250k audio taper push/pull pots (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

* Note, the default for push pots is CTS Push/pull.  If you want the push/push let us know by email

Recommendations

Recommended for: Hybrid Sets (both Z-Series and Legacy) with blend capability where 2 Silent Splits are required.

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Controls Kit #8

Description

Modified Standard Wiring for Hybrid Sets featuring The Convertible for Bridge 

This controls kit consists of 1 500k audio taper push/push or push/pull, 1 500k 250k audio taper, and 1 250k audio taper no load potentiometer. Use the push pot to actuate the Silent Split™. Use the 500k pot for the middle tone. The 250k no load pot helps to balance the frequency response of the Convertible™ between normal and split modes. In normal mode, keep the tone pot at 10 to minimize loading. In split mode, kick in the 250k tone to appropriately load the lower output single coil mode. This set enables standard Strat® wiring with a master volume knob and two tone.  

Specs

(1) 500k audio taper push/pull pot, (1) 500k audio taper pot, (1) 250k audio taper no load pot

* Note, the default for push pots is CTS Push/pull.  If you want the push/push let us know by email

Recommendations

Recommended for: Hybrid Sets (both Z-Series and Legacy) utilizing The Convertible for Bridge.

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Controls Kit #8A

Description

Modified Standard Wiring for Hybrid Sets featuring The Convertible for Bridge 

This controls kit consists of 1 500k audio taper push/push or push/pull, 1 500k audio taperno load pot, and 1 250k audio taper no load potentiometer. Use the push pot to actuate the Silent Split. Use 500k audio taper no load pot for the middle tone and wire it to the neck and middle. The 250k no load pot helps to balance the frequency response of the Convertible between normal and split modes. In normal mode, keep the tone pot at 10 to minimize loading. In split mode, kick in the 250k tone to appropriately load the lower output single coil mode. This set enables standard Strat® wiring with a master volume knob and two tone. 

Specs

(1) CTS 500k push/pull pot, (1) CTS 500k audio taper no load pots, (1) 250k audio taper no load  

* Note, the default for push pots is CTS Push/pull.  If you want the push/push let us know by email

Recommendations

Recommended for: Hybrid Sets (both Z-Series and Legacy) utilizing The Convertible for Bridge.

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Controls Kit #9

Description

Standard Wiring with 275k load

This controls kit consists of 3 275k audio taper potentiometers and enables standard Strat wiring with a master volume knob and two tone knobs. These pots are spec’ed at 10% above the nominal 250 k level and have a tighter tolerance than typical pots. The slightly higher value retains a bit more high end than “vintage spec” 250 k pots. Use this kit for intermediate output single coil voiced pickups, or when you want just a bit more high end compared to a standard 250 k pot. Tone knobs may be allocated a number of ways, but we recommend wiring the middle tone knob to the neck pickup and the 2nd tone knob to the bridge. 

 (3) CTS 275k audio taper pots

Recommendations

Recommended for: Z-Core 5 Vintage Output Sets, Legacy Underwound Sets

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Controls Kit #9A

Description

Standard Wiring with 275k load

This controls kit consists of 2 275k audio taper potentiometers and a 250k no load tone pot enables standard Strat wiring with a master volume knob and two tone knobs. These pots are spec’ed at 10% above the nominal 250 k level and have a tighter tolerance than typical pots. The slightly higher value retains a bit more high end than “vintage spec” 250 k pots. With this kit, we like to dedicate a standard 275 k to the bridge tone and connect the no load 250 k tone to the neck and middle pickups. Use this kit for intermediate output single coil voiced pickups, or when you want just a bit more high end compared to a standard 250 k pot.

 (2) CTS 275k audio taper pots, (1) 250k no load tone pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Z-Core 5 Vintage Output Sets, Legacy Underwound Sets

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Controls Kit #10

Description

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend

This controls kit consists of 1 250k linear taper no load and 2 250k audio taper potentiometers. Use the 2 250k pots as master volume and master tone and the 250k no load as a neck/bridge blend.

 (2) CTS 250k audio taper pot, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Vintage Output Z-Series Sets

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Controls Kit #10A

Description

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend

This controls kit consists of 1 250k linear taper no load, 1 250k audio taper potentiometer and 250k no load audio taper potentiometer. We suggest using the audio taper no load pot as a master tone pot.

 (1) CTS 250k audio taper pot, (1) CTS 250k no load audio taper pot, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Vintage Output Z-Series Sets

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Controls Kit #11

Description

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend

This controls kit consists of 1 250k linear taper no load and 2 275k audio taper potentiometers. Use the 2 275k pots as master volume and master tone and the 250k no load as a neck/bridge blend.

 (2) CTS 275k audio taper pot, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Vintage Output Z-Series Sets

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Controls Kit #11A

Description

Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend

This controls kit consists of 1 250k linear taper no load, 1 250k audio taper potentiometer and 250k no load audio taper potentiometer. We suggest using the audio taper no load pot as a master tone pot.

 (1) CTS 275k audio taper pot, (1) CTS 250k no load audio taper pot, (1) Bourns 250k no load blend pot

Recommendations

Recommended for: Vintage Output Z-Series Sets

Controls Kit Compatibility Matrix


Controls Kit Compatibility Matrix