Complete Vintage Electronics Upgrade Kit - Long Shaft

Regular price $ 95.95

Who this kit is for: The Vintage Upgrade Kits offer a warmer, woody tone for anyone who is tired of not being able to use the controls on your guitar effectively. This kit is also great for those who are tired of losing tone and note-definition every time they roll their control past 8!! This kit comes with LONG SHAFT pots, which is appropriate for the following guitars: ALL production Les Pauls® made since 1977. This kit is for USA guitars not Historic® series guitars - Gibson Historics (R4, R6, R7, R8, R9, R0) use short-shaft pots.

What this is: For years, guitar manufacturers have chosen to cut corners on the electronics they have used, even in their top-of-the-line guitars. This kit is designed to utilize the best electronic components possible in your guitar. This kit is the culmination of thousands of hours of research and development into different guitar electronics and how each of them affects the overall tone of the guitar.

Les Paul Studio's use long shaft pots, but a short/straight switch. If ordering a kit for your Les Paul Studio, select the short/straight switch.

Available in left-handed orientation with correct-turning pots. Not just wired backwards, but the correct taper as well!! NO EXTRA CHARGE !!

Please Note: all guitars manufactured in Japan, China, Indonesia and Mexico use metric pots (6mm), and have metric sized holes drilled for the pots. All pots sold by RS Guitarworks use standard pots and hole diameters (3/8"). Therefore, holes in the guitar, plates and/or pickguards will need to be enlarged to 3/8" to fit properly. Also, metric knobs will not fit the RS pot shafts; most popular knobs are available on the store in new and aged versions. Please call us for details or questions about installation.

Whats in the kit:
(2) 500K RS Long Shaft SuperPots®. We designed these pots in conjunction with CTS. Used for the volume controls in the kit, these pots have a custom taper that gives you a noticeable difference between each number on your volume control. You can finally roll your volume down to 2 or 1 and not loose any clarity, even in the neck position. A smoother resistor path make this the best pot to ever be used in the guitar.

(2) 500K CTS Long Shaft Audio taper pots.

(2) Vintage RS GuitarCap Paper In Oil .022. RS is proud to bring you our new Vintage 600 volt Paper In Oil (PIO) capacitor. We have tested these against some of the best new and vintage caps on the market and we are happy to say they outperformed any cap we have sold in the past and they really hold their own against the vintage caps. Their sound is just like the caps from the 50's.

(1) Length vintage-bus wire - Used for the grounding in the circuit.

(1) 4-foot length braided wire - Used for wiring switch.

(1) Short or Long 3-way toggle switch - Manufactured by Switchcraft®.

(1) 1/4 Jack - Manufactured by Switchcraft®.

(1) Color wiring diagram.

How this kit improves your tone: All of the above components combine to create unprecedented clarity in your overall tone. This increase in clarity will also equate to an increase in note bloom, harmonic complexity, and, in some cases, sustain. Because this kit increases the usability and intuitiveness of the controls onboard your guitar, you will achieve tones that you didn't think were possible.