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. (Note: Long Switch Harnesses now come with both nuts to ensure a proper fit.)
If you have a custom request, give us a call and we may be able to accommodate.
Tone Pot Wiring Harness: One pickup selector, one master volume, two independent pickup volumes, one tone pot, and an output jack.
**Designed for hollow body guitars**
Short or Long Switch? If your guitar is thinner than 2 1/8" then you will need a short switch. The threads on the long switch is 3/16', usually giving plenty of room for the thumb nut (no washer necessary, like seen on vintage Gretsch instruments).
Split or Solid Shaft Pots? Electromatics, Streamliners, and 1989 - 2003 (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 1989 - 2003 (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.
Thick Top Guitars: Guitars with a top thicker than 1/8", or if more threads are desired (with the use of a washer, or a switch hole with chips or splinters), a Deep Sleeve Nut is recommended and is included with the Tone Switch Harness with long a switch.
Add a Treble Bleed: Ad a treble bleed to retain high frequencies when volume is lowered and best used on the master volume of Gretsch guitars.