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K5 Goodbye-Soldering Harness

5 sounds for Stratocaster* (SSS or HSS)

Use this ORDER CHANNEL only if you are buying a harness without pickups.  If you are ordering pickup(s), there is a provision to include a harness (same price as displayed above) after you click the BUY button for your pickup(s).  Generally, this will not increase the cost of shipping.

Harness ordered without pickups will accept non-Kinman pickups also. (Screw-Down connector block accepts bare wires as well as Kinman Harness Plugs)

Screw-Down connector block

A FREE high-quality screwdriver to tighten the small screws is included with your harness.

Soldering is eliminated 100% with this ingenious harness, even when other pickups are connected.  It provides the optimum electrical environment allowing the pickups to develop their full sonic and feel potential.

The K5 Goodbye-Soldering harness is a basic harness without additional switching functionality.   Three improvements over stock factory wiring are …..

a)  the popular switchable High Definition Tone control / Normal Tone control where you can select either of 2 tone caps, the Kinman High Definition Tone cap, or a regular tone cap if you want normal extreme treble cut.

b)  the bridge pickup is connected to the lower Tone pot, while the middle Tone pot serves the middle and neck pickups.  We did this because the bridge pickup, having the most treble, needs Tone control to avoid excessive highs.  Both Tone pots are 500k No-load type (without detent).

c)  the volume pot actually measures 250k and has the famous Kinman treble bypass filter, so you won’t lose highs when you turn the volume down.  Please read our Blog Article titled “Any old cable won’t do.

d) HSS: The K5 is compatible with the new 2n1 Gen-2 splitting humbucker.  When ordered together, the lower Tone pot will incorporate the Push/Push splitting switch, and the humbucker will have its desired 500k volume pot load, while the Strat pickups will have their desired 250k load.  Be sure to include the 2n1 Gen-2 humbucker when ordering.

d2)  The K5 can accept a non-splitting bridge humbucker too.  There is a provision for that in the Ordering Channel.

When ordering any Kinman Stratocaster harness with or for a Converge-3 splitting humbucker, we replace one of the existing controls with the Converge-3 splitting control. The rotary part can be configured as a Volume control, a Tone control, or a K7 Mix control. In contrast, the Push switch splits the coils.  And you get to choose which control is replaced, so please state your preference in the Order Notes.

Available for Left hand and Right hand.  Suits all Kinman pickups as well as other brands of pickups.

Shipped with pots set to normal torque but convert easily to Easy Turn pots (right hand only) for easy finger rolling (violinning), the Install Guide shows how.  The Tone pot is the No-load type (without detent).  The Volume pot for Strat pickups actually measures 250K+.

  • OAK Grigsby lever switch (USA)
  • Switchcraft Jack socket (USA)
  • High quality easy, turning pots with accurate value specially made for Kinman (3/8″ bushing)
  • Green colored (Orange Drop) polyester capacitors
  • Knobs & Switch tips included color coordinated with pickups.  We don’t have Parchment knobs, so use your originals or buy Fender replacement knobs. Instead of Parchment, your order will deliver with White knobs.

NOTE: Available for Right and Left hand

* Fender and Telecaster and Tele are registered Trade Marks of Fender Musical Instrument Corp, Inc.  Kinman are not associated with FMIC but they kindly permit us to refer to their Trade Marks to reference our products.

The K5 is virtually identical to the K7 shown here.  Note the fully modular construction where all parts plug together, eliminating soldering 100%.

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