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ID: 057 — Albert Lee HH Upgrade

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Upgrade Bare

T4 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 HH Guitar 68 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 68 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. You must use two 4-wire humbucker pickups. This upgrade gives you 68 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 68 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 T4-Switch to give your pickups Hammond B3 drawbar versatility. It gives you control over each of the four pickup coils to give you an amazing 68 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 68 pickup tones now available to you.

Using The Upgrade

Here is how you use our T4-Switch.

It gives you two groups of three mini switches. One group controls each of the Bridge pickup coils, letting you turn each one On (either in normal phase and reverse phase) and Off with all combinations in either a Parallel or Series circuit. The other group controls each of the Neck pickup coils, letting you turn each one On (either in normal phase and reverse phase) and Off with all combinations in either a Parallel or Series circuit. 


























(rear)  SW1  S5B  SW2  SW3  S5N  SW4  (front)

There are really two "groups" of switches:

   (SW1, S5B, SW2)         -and-         (SW3, S5N, SW4)
  (control bridge coils)                       (control neck coils)

Here is how the switches are used:

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 the two pickup coils into a Series circuit when in the Up position. When Down, the pickup coils are in a Parallel circuit. Pretty simple, don't you agree?

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 coil 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.)

The various combinations of all of these switches will give you 68 pickup tones.

You can hear the difference

This page (https://www.awesome-guitars.com/0-media-lp68.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 68 pickup tones. Requires you to install two 4-wire humbucker pickups.

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.

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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.