The ToneShaper SW4B 4-Way Switch and Knobs for Telecaster with Two Single Coils replaces your Tele's stock wiring, quickly and easily, without soldering. It provides increased flexibility that you can... Click To Read More About This Product
The ToneShaper SW4B 4-Way Switch and Knobs for Telecaster with Two Single Coils replaces your Tele's stock wiring, quickly and easily, without soldering. It provides increased flexibility that you cannot get with any other product. Cool switching options. Customizable tone controls. Built-in solutions for dealing with treble loss that happens when you turn down. Simple installation, simple operation, top-quality components.
TELE® w/ SINGLE-COILS, 4-WAY SWITCH (SW4D - SELECTABLE 250K/500K VOLUME POT)
Switch Position Active pickups Hum-Canceling
Position 4 Neck No
Position 3 Neck + Bridge In Series Yes (assumes one RWRP pickup)
Position 2 Neck + Bridge In Parallel Yes (assumes one RWRP pickup)
Position 1 Bridge No
The ToneShaper SW4B is available in two basic configurations: conventional controls and reversed controls. Conventional controls are what you're used to seeing on your Tele, while reversed controls put the volume control at the front, the tone in the middle, and the switch at the back. Some people prefer this, as it provides more immediate access to the volume control.
Selectable Volume Pot Value
All Tele ToneShapers now have a selectable volume pot, so you can choose between 250k or 500k operation. The value of the pot affects the overall tonality of the guitar, even when the volume is turned all the way up. 250k is the traditional value used in Teles, and will produce a slightly fuller and warmer tone. Switching the unit to 500k operation will make the guitar a little brighter overall, which might benefit some guitars that are already inherently warm. It's easy to switch between the two values, so you'll be able to try both, and quickly determine what works best in your application.
This unit features top-quality components such as USA-made, 4-layer circuit boards. The two outer layers are ground planes that shield the internal circuitry from Electromagnetic Interference and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI). This is the state-of-the-art. The pots are CTS audio-taper with solid shafts, custom-made for this application. The switches used are Oak-Grigsby, just like Fender uses on their Custom Shop guitars.
Easy To Install
Mount the ToneShaper and switch to your standard Fender control plate (fits Callaham and Gotoh plates too, as well as most other brands). Your pickup leads and assorted ground wires just plug right in - quickly and easily - with press-and-release terminals. There is NO SOLDERING required. These connectors are simple to use, don't degrade the signal quality, and hold the wire very securely. Enjoy swapping pickups in and out of your guitars? Then you're going to love the connectors on the ToneShaper!
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