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ID: 005 — Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline HH Upgrade

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T4 Upgrade With Pickups

T4 Upgrade For Standard
Open or Covered Pickups

T4 Upgrade wiring

Product Description

This 3-ply White upgrade for your standard Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline HH guitar gives you 68 pickup tones.

This EZ-Install upgrade has everything you need.

Instruments That Can Be Upgraded

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Upgrade Options

Which option do you want?

To Install This Upgrade

  1. You connect your pickup wires to the green solderless terminal strip (see picture)
  2. You connect your output jack wires to the marked wires on this product
  3. You re-attach the upgrade and start exploring the 68 pickup tones now available to you.

Using This Upgrade

This upgrade uses our T4-Switch.   More... >














There are really two "groups" of switches:
    (SW1, S5B, SW2)         -and-         (SW3, S5N, SW4)
(control bridge coils)                         (control neck coils)

How It Works

It is organized as 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 SW1, SW2, SW3 and SW4. 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 (south bridge) pickup coil #1 (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)
Switch S5B: Puts both (bridge) pickup coils #1 and #2 into a Series circuit when Up. Both pickup coils MUST be On.
Switch SW2: Turns on (north bridge) pickup coil #2 (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)

Switch SW3: Turns on (south neck) pickup coil (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)
Switch S5N: Puts both (neck) pickups into a Series circuit when Up. Both pickup coils MUST be On.
Switch SW4: Turns on (north neck) pickup coil (down is normal-phase, up is reverse-phase, center is Off.)

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You can hear the difference

This page has MP3 audio clips to let you hear the result our T4-Switch upgrade offers you.

What You Get

Select one of these options:

On some asian models, you may need to redrill mounting holes, remove pickguard material or body cavity material. Purchasing this Upgrade means that you are OK with, and accept that possibility.

Your stock instrument contains two Wide Range Humbucker pickups which are not used because they are 2-wire versions. This upgrade requires two standard 4-wire humbucker pickups.

Tools You Need

You need the following tools (not supplied with purchase).

30-Day Return Policy

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.

30-Day Guarantee

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.)

Refund Policy

Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method less any shipping and handling charges.


Buy This Upgrade

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.

(ID: 005a) Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline White T4 Upgrade, pickups not included.
Gives you 68 pickup tones.
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(ID: 005b) Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline White T4 Upgrade, includes AweSome   
standard 4-wire humbucker pickups. Gives you 68 pickup tones.
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Shipping Details

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.

Other Information

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.