Gunstreet Starcaster Wiring Harness



Our kits are a perfect drop-in replacement for your Starcaster style guitar, whether you want to change how your instrument sounds, or just want to improve the durability we have something perfect for you!

  1. Red 50’s Wiring (Vintage High Pass Filter) This wiring was found in the first gen of electric guitars. It features a transparent sound as you roll off the volume at the cost of a steep volume taper and an on/off tone control that interacts a lot with your volume position
  2. Blue Modern Wiring: (Low pass Filter) This comes standard in most instruments and is what most people are familiar with when it comes to functionality. This style is what you call a low pass filter, meaning as you roll the volume down more highs will disappear.
  3. Green Volume Bleed (Modern High pass Filter) Often called a “treble bleed”, this circuit changes the modern wiring into a high pass filter. Get this kit if you like to use both your volume and tone control a lot and want more highs at lower volumes.

Part Info

Switchcraft Toggle Switch Specs

  • Body cavity depth 7/8th (22.23mm)

  • Mounting hole diameter 1/2" (12.70mm)

  • Thread height 11/32" (8.74mm)

Metric Control Pot Specs

  • Knob type = coarse knurling

  • Taper Style: Audio

  • Shaft diameter 6mm

  • Thread type: M8 x 0.75

  • Required mounting hole diameter 3/8" (9.52mm)

  • Base Width- 24mm

CTS Control Pot Specs

  • Knob type = Split shaft, fine knurling

  • Taper Style: Audio

  • Shaft diameter: 3/8th (9.52mm

  • Thread type: 3/8th x 32

  • Thread height:

  • Short shaft: 3/8th (9.52mm)

  • Required mounting hole diameter 3/8" (9.52mm)

  • Base Width- 24mm

Bourns Control Pot Specs

  • Knob type = Split shaft, Coarse knurling

  • Taper Style: Audio

  • Shaft diameter: 3/8th (9.52mm

  • Thread type: 3/8th x 32

  • Thread height:

  • Short shaft: 3/8th (9.52mm)

  • Required mounting hole diameter 3/8" (9.52mm)

  • Base Width- 24mm

Capacitor Specs

  • Brand: CDE

  • Model: "Orange Drop"

  • Value .022uF -/+10%

Neutrik Output Jack Specs

  • Mounting hole diameter 3/8" (9.52mm)

  • Thread 3/8 x 32

  • Threaded portion height 1/4" (6.35mm)

Pot Value Changes

  • Classic Widerange: 1Meg

  • Humbucker:500k

  • Single Coil:250k

Requirements (must read)

  • Fender and Squier guitars can fit a full sized 24mm pots but please note that not all Starcaster style guitars are made alike. Check the F width to insured you can install one of our kits.
  • Converting an Import brand like a Squier to US spec
    • US spec pots like Bourns or CTS will require you to enlarge the stock pot holes to be 3/8th
    • If swapping to CTS you will need new "Fine Knurled" knobs
  • Choosing Bourns or Import Versions will require an 18th tooth "Coarse" Knurled knob
  • Choosing a CTS Version will require a 24 tooth "Fine" knurled knob

Our Gunstreet Promise

We take our quality very seriously. That's why we only use real trained technicians who hand build each kit, and then send it through our proprietary testing process where we audio test every control, switch, or option to make sure that when you received the item its free of any hums, crackles, or pops!


  • How to install a 50s wiring kit into a hollowbody guitar
  • How to install a Modern or Volume Bleed wiring kit into a hollowbody guitar

Tips & Tricks

  • Even though there is no sound difference between a Metric and US spec pot. From a durability standpoint converting your guitar to US spec is worth the mod. US spec pots are rated to last a minimum of 15k spins where an import is not rated. It could last your lifetime with the guitar or it could not. You just don’t know
  • Stock you have a Modern Filter circuit if you like how it sounds at lower volume, we would suggest you keep that style of filter circuit. If you want to change it to a high pass, we would suggest 50s if you use mainly your Volume, and Volume Bleed if you use both volume and tone controls.
  • If hiring a “Pro” to install this kit. We recommend that you find one that has real experience with electronics as some techs may not be experienced enough to correctly install a kit, or can damage components during installation.
  • If installing a Widerange. Fender recommends 500k (Humbucker Pickup Option), Where purest suggest 1Meg. (Classic Widerange Pickup Option) We recommend Fender’s opinion if you want to stay safe, or 1meg if you want to try an uncompressed sounding pickup.  
  • Make sure when installing this set up to test the controls outside the guitar before installing it into your F hole. This will make your life a little easier then having to fish it in and out of the F hole to troubleshoot things

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