Hot Rod Wiring Harness

  • Hot Rod Wiring Harness

    Electronics tend to be where guitar manufacturers save money and this can lead to faulty or low quality parts in imported guitars. This is why we provide hand-wired Gretsch wiring harnesses with the highest quality parts and craftsmanship to make sure you can get the most out of your rig. TV Jones Wiring Harnesses utilize Switchcraft jacks/switches, CTS 500k pots and Orange Drop capacitors.  If you have a custom request, give us a call and we may be able to accommodate.  Pictured: Short Switch/Split Shaft Pots/Nickel 

    Hot Rod Wiring Harness: One pickup selector, one master volume, and an output jack.

    **Designed for hollow body guitars**

  • Helpful Notes

    Short or Long Switch? If your guitar is thinner than 2 ⅛” then you will need a short switch.

    Split or Solid Shaft Pots? Electromatics, Streamliners, and ‘89 -’03 (pre-Fender) Gretsch guitars will require split shaft pots if you want to keep your stock knobs. Vintage and post-Fender pro-level Gretsch guitars will require solid shaft pots to fit stock knobs. If you are upgrading with our Gretsch or TV Jones knobs then you will need solid shaft pots.

    Fender-era Pro Gretsch: The pro-level Gretsch guitars of the current era already come with quality components like the ones we use. If replacing the harness, you will need solid shaft pots for your stock knobs.

    Metric Pot Replacement: Metric pots (like on Electromatics and Streamliners) generally come mounted into smaller mounting holes (5/16"). These will need to be enlarged to 3/8" with a reamer or small sanding bit to fit our CTS pots.

    Switch Tip Replacement: Electromatics, Streamliners, and ‘89 -’03 (pre-Fender) Gretsch guitars will require a new switch tip with a TV Jones harness. The stock switch tips for these guitars are metric and will not thread onto the new switch.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great wiring harness

Overall I'm extremely pleased with the hot rod wiring harness. It really opened up the stock filter-tron pickups in my 5420 and it works a charm. I got the install kit and while it was still a pain to wire a hollow body, the kit did make it much less frustrating.

Review of Hot Rod Harness

The harness is of very good quality. Unforntunately, the pickup selector switch does not have threads long enough to pass through the guitar top. Now a deep sleeve nut has been ordered at an additional charge. I would like to see the thread depths listed in the description section of the switches used on the harness. After speaking with customer service online, it turns out that the short switch has longer threads and likely would have worked to begin with.

Hot rod wiring harness

Hello everybody!
The hot rod wiring harness along the fabulously TV Jones Ray Butts Filter Tron pick ups, makes my old ‘93 6120-60 sounds like an original fifties guitar!
The hot rod wiring harness allow to catch the open sound of that pickups and give that super cool Gretsch sound like they should!!
Thank you mr. Jones, to you and all your stuff!, keep makes great stuff like this!
Max Panconi
Firenze, Italy