After highlighting 920D as one of the 5 best aftermarket products for guitar modification, they kindly reached out to me and sent me this great pre-wired harness to test out in one of my Thinline builds! The Thinline is going to be used for a very interesting build and article soon, but in the meantime I’ve been using it as a test guitar for parts, pickups, and wiring practice. The wiring harness that was previously here was a cheap, low-quality set up that came with a previously assembled guitar kit, the tone and volume knobs had poor spread, the pickups were noisey, etc…
The pickups themselves are some no-name humbuckers made overseas, but they sounded decent enough and I wanted to hear how a premium wiring harness could really impact the tone. It’s safe to say I was blown away by the improvements this wiring harness made. The pickups and guitar instantly had less extraneous buzz and noise and the tone and volume pots worked to perfection. Cheap guitars are often associated with pots and controls that don’t work well or provide good sweep or spread. That issue was completely resolved here as I can hear and totally control the different tonal expressions of my guitar. Even the pickup selector feels high quality with a very satisfying (and easy to adjust) switch.
I’m holding off on doing any video demos until the finished article comes out for Ultimate-Guitar.com, as it will be one of my most detailed and enjoyable ones to date! But once you hear the difference these 920D products can make in your guitar, you’ll be convinced. The pre-wired harnesses are affordable, incredibly easy to install, and can even be customized to your specific needs. These are a must try for any guitar mod or building projects!
5 thoughts on “I Tried Out One of 920D’s Pre-Wired Harnesses and My Guitar Sounds Great Now”
Great write-up. I’d like to see a down and dirty shootout between 920d and emerson wiring harness kits. Is that something you could make happen!
Will definitely look into getting one of those Emerson ones and doing a tone test!
What were the measured values on the original pots and cap and those in the new harness ? Other than different resistance or capacitance values (including tolerance variation from the specified value) there’s no reason to expect a tonal difference. Resistance is resistance. Wire is wire. But you have to measure to be sure of the actual values.
I didn’t measure any of the values but what I can say is that the guitar was much quieter, with less buzz and hiss. Plus, the pots had far better sweep, meaning I could get more subtle volume/tone changes. I believe I outlined this in the article, but in the future I can certainly measure more parameters, they just werent’ really of interest to me