Tone Switch Wiring Harness

  • Tone Switch 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

    Tone Switch Wiring Harness: One pickup selector, one tone switch, one master volume, two independent pickup volumes, 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 16 reviews
Falcon harness

Great craftsmanship but the threading on the switches would not fit the top. Clearly Gretsch uses a 3 ply top on their Proline guitars. I had to wire in the original switches myself which meant swapping the ground scheme around. I bought this to avoid having to rewire everything. It’s like building a ship in a bottle as it is

Excellent quality parts and construction!

I replaced the harness on my heirloom 1965 Gretsch Anniversary. After 54 years the old pots and switches began to fail almost all at once! I find the TV Jones harnesses to be of excellent quality and at least as good as the original. The pickup connection are in a different place but was able to retain the old pickup connection system with a little modification to the old harness parts which were still in good condition. My guitar hasn’t sounded this good since I can remember.

Tone Switch Harness

Thank you very much.
Jan Cerny

Wiring harness.

My son got glasses, finally. I imagine the difference is similar to the difference with the new harness.

Tone Switch Harness

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't tell you about tapers of the pots yet, but the workmanship looks top notch. The threads on the switch are longer then the Gretsch switch tips, so there is a slight gap. I guess I could cut them down if it really bothered me.I don't foresee any problems installing the harness.