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ID: 056 — Albert Lee SSS Upgrade

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T3Plus Upgrade Wiring

Product Description

Your Problem: Not enough pickup tones, especially really FAT pickup tones.
The Solution: The Ultimate in Pickup Switching Control.
Wanna Give Your Albert Lee SSS Guitar 35 Pickup Tones?

Now you can Soup Up your guitar to get more pickup tone power and also increase your creativity and versatility with dozens of new pickup tones.

Your stock guitar gives you 5 pickup tones. Now you can get a Grand Canyon Wide range of 35 Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, Country and tin-canny pickup tones — plus the dozens of new and different pickup tones.

Includes Treble Bleed for incredible result from your guitar.

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR YOU:

To install this upgrade, you connect the two marked wires to your instrument output jack (along with your bridge ground wire) and drop it in. This upgrade gives you 35 pickup tones and includes our Pro Treble Bleed to keep your brilliance up-front even when you dial back the volume control. This new upgrade is for either the U.S.A. or Import guitar version, and may need minor body cavity removal for correct fit. This upgrade does Not use the "silent circuit" product.

Benefits To You

Does your stock guitar give you these incredible benefits?

  1. A pickup tone buffet of 35 unique pickup tones for a seemingly endless Grand Canyon wide range of all possible pickup tones. You get Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, Intense Country Twang, and Glass-Shattering Tin-canny pickup tones that will punch out windows at 30 paces.
  2. Advanced engineering using printed circuit boards to eliminate point-to-point wiring errors.
  3. Unequalled performance with our Professional Treble Bleed on the volume control to keep your brilliance intact when volume is dialed down.
  4. Our T3Plus-Switch to give your pickups Hammond B3 drawbar versatility. It gives you control over each of the three pickups to give you an amazing 35 pickup tone combinations. This is like an artist finding several dozen more different colors of paint to work with. Now you can be the creative player you were meant to be.

It's like having dozens of different guitars rolled into one to give you a guaranteed arsenal of more pickup tones.

You get snappy highs, snarly mids, chime, Tele twang, Fat metal and more.

This upgrade gives you independent control of each pickup to turn them On in Parallel, and in either normal-phase or reverse-phase.

This upgrade also lets you put pickups together in Series for added girth and a bump in output to highlight those riff passages or put greater focus on that killer solo. You will have pickup tones so "Fat", they're Obese!

After installing the upgrade, this will be the only guitar you will find yourself taking out of the rack.

Here's Why YOU Want This Upgrade...

Did You Know This?

We solved your inadequate pickup switch problem to give you the most Powerful and Versatile Pickup Switch upgrades. A-list players call us their "Holy Grail" of more pickup tones.

You get these benefits with our products.

You know this is true: "Cheap things aren't good, but good things aren't cheap."

Now you know what you are paying for.

Customer Comments

Want MORE Versatility?

You can do the following things with this guitar:

This upgrade gives you those Brian May (guitarist for Queen) "red special" pickup sounds because you can instantly put any two or all three pickups into series. And when you put two select pickups in series, you can turn on the remaining pickup in parallel (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) and this is something even Brian May's red special guitar cannot do. This upgrade will give you incredible pickup tones that are so "Fat" — they're OBESE!

To Install This Upgrade

Here are the simple steps to install this product.

  1. You install your pickups and connect the wires to a solderless terminal strip
  2. You connect your output jack wires to the marked wires on this product
  3. You connect your bridge ground wire to the output jack ground wire
  4. You re-attach the upgrade and start using the 35 pickup tones now available to you.

Using The Upgrade

Here is how you use our T3Plus-Switch.

It gives you two groups of three mini switches. One group controls each of the pickups, letting you turn each one On (either in normal phase and reverse phase) and Off with all combinations in a parallel circuit. The other group lets you put pickups you select into a Series circuit to give you humbucker heavy-metal pickup tones.


























There are two "groups" of switches: (SW4, SW5, SW6)   -and-  (SW1, SW2, SW3)

Using the First Group of Switches

The first group of switches (SW1, SW2 and SW3) are ON-OFF-ON switches used to turn an individual pickup 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). Pretty simple, don't you agree?

Switch SW1 controls the Bridge pickup (coil-1),
Switch SW2 controls the Middle pickup (coil-2), and
Switch SW3 controls the Neck pickup (coil-3.

When you use these three switches (while switches SW4, SW5, SW6 all in the Down position), you will get 13 different pickup tones from the various combinations of three pickups being Off or On (either in normal-phase or in reverse-phase). These pickup tones are also due to the combination of pickups being in a Parallel circuit.

The second group of switches (SW4, SW5 and SW6) are ON-ON switches are used to put pickups you select into a Series circuit. Two things to remember when using this second group of switches:

First, putting two or three pickups 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 pickups are in a Series circuit, ALL of the pickups 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).

Using the Second Group of Switches

Starting with switches SW4, SW5 and SW6 in the Down position;

If you only put switch SW4 into the Up position, this puts both the Bridge pickup and Middle pickup into a Series circuit. This means you MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Middle pickup using switches SW1 and SW2 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Neck pickup (controlled by SW3) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

If you only put switch SW5 into the Up position, this puts both the Bridge pickup and Neck pickup into a Series circuit. This means you MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW1 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Middle pickup (controlled by SW2) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

If you only put switch SW6 into the Up position, this puts both the Middle pickup and Neck pickup into a Series circuit. This means you MUST turn On both the Middle pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Bridge pickup (controlled by SW1) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

If you put both switches SW4 and SW6 into the Up position, this puts all three pickups into a Series circuit. This means you MUST turn On ALL of the pickups using switches SW1, SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. This gives you an incredible overdriven heavy metal pickup tones. Note: SW5 does not function in this case.

The combinations of these switches will give you 35 pickup tones.

You can hear the difference

This page (https://www.awesome-guitars.com/0-media-st35.php) has MP3 audio clips to let you hear the result our T3Plus-Switch offers you.

What You Get

You get a completely wired 3-ply white upgrade 11-hole pickguard that gives you 35 pickup tones.

Special Note: This new upgrade is for either the U.S.A. or Import guitar version, and may need minor body cavity removal or new mounting holes drilled for correct fit. Your purchase means you are OK with this possibility. This upgrade does Not use the "silent circuit" product.

Tools You Need

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30-Day Return Policy

You get a 30-Day Return Guarantee. Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method. See our FAQ for details.


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Shipping Details

Shipping: Your order is shipped via USPS with tracking.
Details: Ship within 3 business days of payment.

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.