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Pre-wired 3-Way Telecaster Compatible Control Plate


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Telecaster Compatible Fully Loaded Control Plate - USA Standard

Our pre-wired Telecaster control plate (USA Standard) consists of some of the best components available, and is perfect for improving the overall tone and performance of your Tele, whether that be a genuine Fender® model, a Squier or an import style guitar.


The loaded control plate is a direct replacement for genuine Fender guitars, and is also compatible with Squier/import instruments (but it's worth checking the dimensions of your existing control plate if you have an import style Telecaster). 

We've taken care of all the intricate wiring here, so all that's left to do is hook up your existing pickups. As each pickup typically has only 2 wires (Live & ground) even those who arent too confident with a soldering iron can have this piece of kit up an running in under 20 minutes. For an in depth guide on how to install the fully loaded Telecaster Compatible Control Plate lease refer to our video guide on wiring a USA Telecaster.

The Telecaster Comaptible Control Plate includes:

  • 2 x 250k or 500k Matched audio taper pots (10% tolerance)
  • 1 x Capacitor (Orange Drop)
  • 2ft Gavitt black cloth push-back wire
  • 2ft Gavitt white cloth push-back wire
  • 1 x CRL USA 3 way switch
  • 1 x Switchcraft USA 1/4'' jack socket

Orange Drop Capacitor

Orange Drop capacitors are often described as ’bright’ sounding and their primary benefit comes from their reliability, they essentially never go wrong. For a professional guitarist, stability and consistency is what you need in an instrument that has to play shows night after night, which is exactly why Orange Drop capacitors are so popular amongst guitarists and guitar builders.

CTS Audio Taper Pots

CTS pots are typically used by higher end guitar builders and techs but this is not due to any difference in tone. The main reason cited for using CTS pots is that they will last longer due to a more sturdy construction, and for that reason you’ll often find them used in USA-made guitars and guitar gear.

We supply audio taper pots for both volume and tone as these produce a smoother and more rounded sweep. All pots are metered and matched to ensure a perfect balance of tone and volume across all switch positions.

Switchcraft Mono Output Jack

Large guitar manufacturers will very often cut corners by using cheaper components, particularly on the input jack. Switchcraft have a great reputation for using only the highest quality materials in their components, providing a significant durability and performance upgrade over cheaper parts. 

Cloth Push Back Wire

Push back cloth wire features regularly on high end and vintage guitars, providing easy usability for neat and tidy wiring jobs. It's double insulated to prevent you burning through the outer wire and there's no need for wire stripping thanks to its push- back design.

Paper-in-Oil Cap Upgrade

Want an extra vintage tone upgrade? Add Paper-in-Oil caps instead of Orange Drop. Paper in Oil (PIO) capacitors are an older technology, highly sought after primarily due to their use in many vintage instruments such as 50s era Gibsons. The capacitor is literally filled with paper and a special oil before being sealed in thermoplastic, delivering a darker, warmer and smoother tone.

Heastshrink Tubing 

An excellent and inexpensive way of keeping your wiring tidy. You will need a heat gun or the shaft of a soldering iron to shrink the tubing once fitted!

Treble Bleed Upgrade

This 0.001uF capacitor together with a 130k resisitor are soldered to your volume control, resulting in a more uniform sweep from 1-10 and preventing treble loss at lower volumes

Will this fit my guitar?

This pre-wired kit is compatible with USA, MIM and Japanese Telecaster models. It will also fit the majority of import style Telecaster models, although we'd recommend checking the dimensions of the control plate first, as some import models have a slightly fatter control plate. 

All of our kits come with an easy to follow wiring diagram. For help on installing the fully loaded Telecaster compatible control plate please refer to our video guide on Wiring a Telecaster


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