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Jimmy Page guitar wiring harness

$115.00
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BLCJP-00
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Big Leg Circuits wiring harnesses are the only truly plug and play harnesses available.  You will not need any tools or special skills to install this, just plug it in.  This wiring mod, popularized by the great Jimmy Page, gives your Les Paul or SG style guitar a multitude of new tones not available with the stock wiring including the normal 3-way humbucker switching, strat-like single coil tones, out of phase tones, and the huge sounding broadbucker tone.  All made possible through coil splitting, series/parallel switching and phase reversal.  Push-pull potentiometers make this switching possible without the need of drilling any new holes in your guitar.   Now your knobs will each have a dual function; adjusting volume or tone when twisted and providing switching options when pushed or pulled.   Installation process takes about 20 minutes.  Simply insert your pickup wires into the screw terminals, tighten the screws with the included screwdriver and plug the volume control, tone controls, pickup toggle switch and jack into the main circuit board.  Only the highest quality parts were used here, Switchcraft toggle and jack and Bournes Pro Audio Guitar Series potentiometers.  installation instructions

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  1. Hands Down, BLC Makes The Best Jimmy Page Wiring Harness! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2018

    Over the years, I've wired up maybe 10 or so guitars - 2 of which were my own - with the Jimmy Page wiring. With a background in computer science and computer engineering, I've designed a fair number of PCBs and assembled more circuits than I can count so I'm no stranger to a soldering station. With that said, wiring up the Jimmy Page circuit by hand is an arduous task. By the time you procure the pots, switch, jack, tone caps, treble bleed caps/resistors, wire, build a template to hold the jacks temporarily so you can solder everything together, cut the leads, tin the tips and solder everything up, you're looking at half a days effort at minimum.

    Yes, this kit may seem expensive, especially when you consider that all the parts (pots, jack, switch, caps, etc.) can be purchased for ~$50; however, any money you'd save by doing this yourself you'll spend in grief and frustration trying to wire things up on your own. If you've never wired up the Jimmy Page scheme, it's tedious because you're working with such fine gauge stranded wire and doing your best not to overheat the pots/switch terminals. Once you've got it all wired up, you've got to do your best to fit the pots and all the wiring into the control cavity without breaking any of the connections.

    This kit is really well designed, uses high-quality components (switchcraft jack & switch and Bournes pots) and is one of the only truly solder-less kits available that works with any aftermarket pickups. No joke, you can have this kit installed and ready to go within 30 minutes, saving you tons of aggravation and headache.

    As great as this kit is (and believe me, it's the best one on the market), there were a few minor niggles I had with it:

    1.) My kit showed up with a Switchcraft Stereo #12B jack instead of the usual Switchcraft #11 mono jack. This presented a problem because the stereo jack is too large to fit into the jack cavity in my guitar body. Fortunately, I keep a bunch of Switchcraft #11 mono jacks in stock so I simply desoldered the jack harness from the stereo jack and soldered it to the #11 jack, which fit perfectly. This isn't a huge deal and I suspect when the kit was assembled that they were either out of #11 jacks or accidentally just picked up a #12B jack. Again, not a big issue but if you were buying this kit expecting to not have to solder at all and you ended up with a stereo jack that was too large to fit into your guitar, this might be an issue for you.

    2.) Documentation - I might be mistaken on this but the only instructions I could find for this harness were contained in a YouTube video that was linked to on the product page (I looked high and low for a PDF or some such document but was unable to fine one.) Maybe I'm getting old but I'd find it far easier to have a single page PDF that showed the PCB of each pot that clearly labeled what each interconnect connected to. I was able to decipher this by closely examining the silkscreen print on the neck pot's PCB but nonetheless, it could have been made easier with a single page diagram. I found the YouTube installation video to be less than adequate as it showed the general installation process but left out what I felt were important details when it came time to connect everything up (showing the correct orientation of the switch in the switch cavity instead just mentioning it would have been helpful.)

    One tip for those installing this kit into an import guitar - The Bournes pots have a larger diameter threaded bushing than most of the pots that come factory-installed in import guitars. The correct tool to enlarge the holes for the pots is a hand reamer and NOT a drill/drillbit! Ream the holes a little from the guitar top and through the control cavity with the hand reamer and you'll be left with the perfect holes for your pots! You can pick one of these up cheap at harbor freight for a few dollars and believe me, it's worth every penny if you work on guitars.

    Minus those couple of minor niggles, this kit is the best there is and is worth every penny! If you're looking for the JP wiring scheme for your guitar, look no further. I've got a hollowbody that I would have never dreamed of trying the JP wiring with but now I'm considering putting one of the BLC kits into!

    Hats off to Steve on a great design/implementation!


  2. Attention All Brother-in-Jim: GET THIS! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2018

    Does the job nicely. Made my 2016 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul Classic all the better. A sensible upgrade anyone can do.

    Top shelf components.


  3. Excellent Prouduct! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2017

    This kit arrived in three days from Montana to New York exactly as advertised. The quality of the components & craftsmanship are incredible. I will buy again!


  4. Easy to install, sounds great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Sep 2017

    Just a note, make sure to ground everything like crazy in your guitar, if you do that this thing sounds great. I found without enough grounding care the pots made noise, kinda odd that the grounding fixed it, but it did.


  5. Sounds Great 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Sep 2017

    Relatively easy to install and worked as promised. Great sounds with Seymour Duncan 59 neck and JB bridge. Only problem was the small screwdriver shown in the demo was missing. Found a small screwdriver for eyeglasses that worked ok. Otherwise, would have rated it a five.


  6. great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jul 2017

    2nd transaction and the same high level of service and quality. Thanks!



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