We’re proud to offer the most versatile customization options for prewired harnesses and harness kits available anywhere. We wire in-house to your specs and can create unique combinations to meet your needs. Check out the possibilities and upgrade information below. As always, let us know if you have any questions.
Each harness offers a variety of combinations and provides multiple options to personalize and enhance your build with component selections, wiring upgrades, onboard effects, and more. We don’t mass-produce the same boring builds and know you’re not a cookie-cutter player either. Note that different pickup styles and overall systems will have dissimilar tonal variations, volume output and overall results from wiring options available. Outcomes will vary based on the pickup style, system components, and many other factors.
We look forward to building a wired set-up that’s just what you want and need for exceptional performance. For a complete prewired harness kit, you can select the Dragonfire Pickup(s) you want in the same order and we’ll integrate the pickups with your new harness!
Keep reading for a basic outline of some of the choices available for prewired harnesses. Your selections will determine ultimate layout/functionality. Contact us prior to purchase with any questions or if you can’t find what you want.
In general, you have the choice of right or left-handed design, pot style (CTS or Standard in a variety of sizes, styles and pot values) and pot control number/style (up to four pots in your choice of volume and/or tone combinations) for your harness design.
Solderless Connection upgrades offer the option to install without any soldering by using a specially designed Dragonfire quick-connect wiring box for your pickup wires (you must know your pickup wire color codes). Adding a jack to your harness is recommended with this option and you must have an existing trem/bridge ground for installation.
For switching, we offer your choice of switch control types.
Standard 3-Way Switching (Fender & Upgraded Dragonfire Blade & Toggle Styles Available)
Position 1 = Full Bridge
Position 2 = Full Bridge + Full Neck
Position 3 = Full Neck
Tele 4-Way Switching in standard Tele switch configurations or with specialized two-pickup Strat applications.
Standard Strat 5-Way Switching (Fender & Upgraded Dragonfire Blade & Rotary Switch Styles Available with Additional Wiring Options)
Position 1 = Full Bridge
Position 2 = Full Bridge + Full Middle
Position 3 = Full Middle
Position 4 = Full Middle + Full Neck
Position 5 = Full Neck
7-Way Switching is a wiring modification for three-pickup builds available with push-pull or push-push style volume pot replacement or a mini toggle switch addition. With the 7-Way disengaged, you will have your standard 5-Way Strat selections. 7-Way Switching provides two bonus selections to give you a total of seven different switching position options.
Position 4 (7-Way Engaged) = Full Bridge + Full Middle + Full Neck
Position 5 (7-Way Engaged) = Full Bridge + Full Neck
Other switching styles, such as blend, concentric dual, and switching upgrades are also available along with 2-way or 3-way mini toggle switch controls in on-off, on-on, on-off-on and on-on-on styles for a variety of wiring functionality.
For controls, select the number and style of your pots. Control pots are available for volume or tone in a variety of values, styles & performance options including audio & linear, small, short, long & extra-long shaft lengths, CTS, brass shafts, push-pull, push-push, mini / dime, large / quarter, sealed, LP styles, dual concentric, blends, 25K, 250K, 500K, 1 Meg values and more.
For harnesses used with humbuckers, we offer Coil Splitting and Series Parallel wiring in a variety of ways and with different engagement types. Coil Splitting (aka Coil Tapping) essentially provides options to split humbucker performance to be more like a single coil to increase your playing variation and sound.
Variable/Gradual Coil Split provides humbucker coil splitting via pot control (1 per pickup - up to 3) with the effect amount controlled by pot knob rotation with 0 being full split/single coil and 10 being no split/full humbucker.
The Series Parallel wiring upgrade changes how your 4-humbucker coils work together, maintaining humbucker performance while providing alternative sound and playing options.
Wiring Upgrades are available and offer a variety of guard performance-enhancing capabilities.
Blend Pots are small, dime-sized tone replacement pots that can help blend the volume from different pickups, providing additional volume balance control and response to manipulation.
Bridge Tone Upgrades use a tone pot mod to allow your neck tone control to also control the bridge tone.
From master kill switches in mini toggle or momentary arcade button styles to individual pickup kill switches, a variety of options are available to interrupt or cut signal to your amp for individual pickups or all pickups in a build simultaneously.
Treble Bleed volume pot wiring modifier allows volume roll with significantly less high frequency loss, subtly allowing a more constant tone throughout the volume range. This mod helps address loss of high-end signal and dark muddiness experienced in the lower range, thus keeping more of your highs while maintaining volume adjustability.
A variety of tone cap styles and values are available to meet your preferences.
Vintage Cloth Wiring upgrades to cloth covered wiring for vintage authenticity and performance. Other wire style enhancements are also available.
For Phasing options, we offer your choice of four-wire humbucker or two-wire single coil phasing via mini switch or pot control for in-phase and out-of-phase performance.
Onboard Effects are replacement control pots designed to provide a variety of performance effects, including boosters, drivers, shapers, controllers, chorus and more.
Most builds offer the option to add a jack in a variety of styles including standard mono, stereo, Switchcraft, barrel and Pure Tone styles. Installation requires that you unsolder the connections, feed your jack wiring through your channel and then resolder. Keep notes prior to unsoldering if you want a reference to reconnect the jack properly. Jacks work with standard cables only and jack sockets accept standard ¼” plugs.
Tech work may vary in accordance with personal style or preference. Any substitutions made will be equivalent or upgraded versions of your selections.
Orders are processed quickly so please be sure of what you’re ordering before purchase. Some custom items are non-returnable and non-refundable. Be sure to contact us with any questions and read all item descriptions carefully when selecting options. Inspect your order upon receipt. If you have any concerns, contact us immediately to report any shipping damage or other issues. Any removal of protective coverings, use, modification, or other alteration negates any return possibility.
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