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TK5 Goodbye Soldering harness for Nashville 3 pickup Telecasters

TK5 Goodbye Soldering harness for Nashville 3 pickup Telecasters.

Use this ORDER CHANNEL only if you are buying a harness without pickups. If you are ordering pickup(s) there is 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.

Screw-Down connector block

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

The new TK5 replaces the TK-9 but it does not have the extended switching facilities of the TK9. The 5 position switch is the same as Nashville Tele’s and connects pickups as follows ….

1) bridge
2) bridge + middle in parallel
3) middle
4) middle + neck in parallel
5) neck

We solved the annoying clash of the Volume knob and the Switch tip with our slanted switch. Now in these Gen-2 versions the Volume control has been moved 8mm further away from the selector switch further improving the separation of these controls. This is clever ergonomic design at it’s best.

Pickups connect by miniature plugs n sockets, no soldering required at any point during install.

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 values of the Volume pot can be configured to 250K for Strat and Tele bridge pickups and 500k for our Gen-2 Tele neck and some of our Tele bridge models such as the Bridge Blaster and the Kick-in-the-Arse. The value changes from 250k to 500k automatically according to the pickups that is selected.

The volume pot has the famous Kinman treble bypass filter so you won’t lose highs when you turn the volume down. Another sweet feature is a tiny slide switch on the harness that allows you to choose between my High Definition Tone control and a regular .022uF tone cap. The Hi-Def setting has a subtle effect on the highs, not nearly so 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. All it takes is 60 seconds of your time to easily reset that switch.

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 unsuitable. This step can be removed, but the cavity shielding should be restored (Navigate to >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding)

NOTE: Not available for Left Hand, Right hand only.

Available for Right and Left hand.

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