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TK3 Goodbye-Soldering Harness

Chris Kinman invented the angled switch in 2002 and applied for a Patent. This and the bent lever avoids interference of knobs and looks cool too.

3 sounds for Telecasters* with two pickups. Gen-2 upgrade model is now shipping.

Accepts non-Kinman pickups also. The pickups now connect to the green screw-down connector block shown here.

Screw-Down connector block

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

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.

The TK-3 Goodbye-Soldering Harness is for those who want a basic harness using a regular 3-position switch without additional switching functionality. Two improvements over stock factory wiring are ….

  • the popular switchable High Definition Tone control /Normal Tone control.
  • the volume pot has the famous Kinman treble bypass filter so you won’t lose highs when you turn the volume down.
  • Shipped with pots set to normal torque but convert easily to Easy Turn pots (right hand only) for easy finger rolling (violinning).
  • The Tone pot is the No-load type (without detent). The Volume pot for Strat pickups measures 250K+.

Upgrades Dec-2017: re-designed circuit board to mount the pickup sockets away from the selector switch so it’s not so squeezy in the control cavity. A miniature slide switch changes the volume pot resistance between 250k for throaty sound and 500k for thinner sound. The Volume control has been moved 8mm further away from the selector switch further improving the separation of these controls. This and the slanted switch is clever ergonomic design at it’s best.

The second mini slide switch selects one of two different tone cut capacitors. The Hi-Def setting has a subtle effect on the highs, not nearly as profound as the Normal .022 setting, and at first, you might think it’s not working. But once you get it you may just like it a lot.

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.

Soldering is eliminated 100% with this ingenious harness when Kinman pickups are included in the order. Even other brand pickups will connect without soldering.

  • OAK Grigsby lever switch (USA)
  • Switchcraft Jack socket (USA)
  • High-quality pots with accurate value & low turning torque specially made for Kinman (3/8″ bushing)
  • New feature – user-adjustable Lo and Normal torque pots.
  • Green-colored (Orange Drop) polyester capacitors
  • Brass dome knobs, Chrome plated
  • Top-Hat switch tip
  • Warm Nickel look polished stainless steel control plate with Kinman’s famous slanted switch (invented by Kinman in 2002)
  • Soon to be available in Durable Black (March-2021)

NOTE: Fits USA-made Fenders and many MIJ and MIM models. The control cavity must have a width of not less than 25.4mm (1″). Control cavity depth must be 36mm deep at both ends, cavities with a step in the floor where one end is 32mm deep are not suitable. This step can be removed but the cavity shielding should be restored (Navigate to >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding)

Available for Right and Left hand.

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

Technical Stuff

Under the hood of a Gen-1 TK3 …. Gen-2 picture coming soon

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