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T4 Upgrade Front
T4 VT-2 Upgrade Rear
T4 VT-3 Upgrade Rear
T4 Upgrade wiring
T4 VT-3 Upgrade wiring
This Telecaster upgrade gives you (depending on your selection) either 68 pickup tones or 102 pickup tones. This EZ-Install upgrade has everything you need.
| Customer Comments: |
"After installing this upgrade in my guitar, I stayed up all night playing it." Alvin Sears
"I am SO pleased with the upgrade. The standard 5-way blade switch is an 8-pack of Crayolas when compared to the 98-pack with built in sharpener that is your upgrade. I now have colors I didn't even know I wanted. Do I need EACH of the additional tones? No, of course not; but there are many new tones which now that I have heard them I cannot live without. Thank you for answering my questions so darn thoroughly!" Branden Garner
Special Update: Our Telecaster upgrades now include Treble Bleed circuitry plus high quality polypropylene tone control capacitors (with a superior linear frequency response) for unequaled versatility. These upgrades give you "American Pro Telecaster" performance from your stock guitars.
You can upgrade these Telecasters.
1 To use the stock humbucker, get product #002.
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Which option do you want?
This upgrade uses our T4-Switch.
There are really two "groups" of switches:
(S1B, S5B, S2B) -and- (S1N, S5N, S2N)
(control bridge coils) (control neck coils)
The T4-Switch gives you two groups of three mini switches. Each group controls two of the four pickup coils, letting you turn each one on and off (both in normal phase and reverse phase) and also lets you select whether the two pickup coils will be in a parallel or series circuit. Putting pickup coils in a Series circuit gives you humbucker heavy-metal pickup tones. The other group of three mini switches lets you control the other two pickup coils in the identical way already described. Best of all, no soldering is needed to connect your pickup wires.
Switches SW1, SW2, SW3 and SW4 are ON-OFF-ON switches used to turn an individual pickup coil Off and On. The middle position of each switch is Off. The down position turns the pickup On (in normal-phase) and the Up position turns the pickup On (in reverse-phase).
Switches S5B and S5N are ON-ON (a.k.a. ON-NONE-ON) switches that are used to put select pickup coils into a Series circuit when in the Up position. When Down, the select pickup coils are in a Parallel circuit.
When switches S5B and S5N are in the Down position, you will get 29 different pickup tones from the various combinations of four pickup coils being Off or On (either in normal-phase or in reverse-phase) using switches S1B, S1N, S2B and S2N. These pickup tones are also due to the combination of pickup coils being in a Parallel circuit.
The other switches (S5B and S5N) are ON-ON (a.k.a. ON-NONE-ON) switches are used to put select pickup coils into a Series circuit. Here are two things you must remember when putting pickup coils into a Series circuit:
First, putting two pickup coils in Series circuit creates a "Compound" (i.e., Humbucker) pickup that gives you about 8 to 15 percent More output (think Heavy Metal/Jazz tone).
Second, because the pickup coils are in a Series circuit, BOTH of the affected pickup coils that are in a Series circuit MUST be On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase). Any non-Series circuit pickup can be either Off or On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase).
What Each Switch Controls
Switch SW1: Turns on pickup coil #1 (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)
Switch S5B: Puts both coils #1 and #2 into a Series circuit when Up. Both pickup coils MUST be On.
Switch SW2: Turns on pickup coil #2 (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)
Switch SW3: Turns on pickup coil #3 (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)
Switch S5N: Puts both coils #3 and #4 into a Series circuit when Up. Both pickup coils MUST be On.
Switch SW4: Turns on pickup coil #4 (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)
For product ID 003a, the various combinations of all of these switches will give you 68 pickup tones.
For product ID 003b, the Tone control push-pull pot puts coil#2 and coil#3 into a series circuit. This gives you 102 pickup tones, several of which are "fat" QuadraBuckerTM pickup tones (all four pickup coils in series). < Less
This page has MP3 audio clips to let you hear the result our T4-Switch upgrade offers you.
Select one of these options:
You need the following tools (not supplied with purchase).
We accepts all returns. You get a 30-Day Return Guarantee on all ALL your upgrade products. You can use your Upgrade for 30 days. If you don't agree this is the greatest product ever, return it for a refund no questions asked.
Our "core" (T2, T3, T4) switch products have a 30-day Guarantee. If it ever fails, we will repair or replace it (see our website FAQ for details.)
Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method less any shipping and handling charges.
Because you get a 30-day Return guarantee, you can buy this upgrade with confidence. You have nothing to lose except your lack of creativity.
|Shipping:||All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery.|
|Details:|| Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment. |
Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days.
Ask questions before purchasing. Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the installation and use of these products.
This switching system cannot be directly used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.