- Jul 26, 2012
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+1. I've bought two wiring harnesses from James, one for a LP and another for an SG. His attention to detail in constructing his wiring harnesses is as high as that of his pickups. And he uses high quality components for everything. For example, I forget exactly which specific CTS pots he uses, but they're super smooth...like butter.Go with James at ReWind if you want it done perfectly the first time around. I'm sure others could too, but James has done it for me several times and I'm pretty picky.
I know pots are pots, but I have played some prewired kits that just felt like trash - even though supposedly using quality components.
If I were you, I'd ask James for a vintage taper harness with some kind of PIO caps. It should help quite a bit with brightness and provide you a lot of dynamic on tap throughout the taper of the volume knob. This will be even more noticeable if you pop in a decent set of PAF type pickups.
I personally would recommend a set of older Burstbuckers if you want gritty/ratty/warm humbucker tones for cheap. Your wallet and tastes point the direction here. James could certainly knock this out of the park, too. There are so many good winders out there at almost every price point. I'm a huge vintage and boutique pickup fan and I'm really enjoying a set of Duncans that sound REALLY good.
I'm sure there are other vendors who make solid harnesses as well. But I've had such great experiences with James, that I don't know if I'll go anywhere else.