Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul 1950’s “Bumble Bee” Vintage Style Wiring Harness
This Les Paul Harness is wired to the vintage 1950’s wiring schematic.
This pre-wired Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Style Wiring Harness is designed for replacing old electrics or upgrading the electronics of imported models or for use on DIY Kits. We take a massive amount of care and attention when putting our Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul harnesses together. Everything is fully tested before being posted to you.
Read about our Vintage Wiring Harnesses here >. We use our Les Paul vintage wiring harnesses in our workshop for our clients guitar upgrades and also for our Axeify guitar upgrading services, read more here >
Choose Between a Matched Pair or Woman Tone Bumble Bee Capacitors
Each cap is hand wound on a 1932 Sprague Specialties Co. Winding Machine replica using exact vintage spec foil and paper film. They’re hand soldered, hand cast in oven-proof thermoplastic, hot vacuum impregnated with pure castor oil and hand-painted. 9 years in development, these are brand new, made in the U.S.A. in the Luxe Radio workshop, to Vintage Specs. These parts are fresh from the time machine and authentic inside and out.
1956-1960 Matched Pair of Luxe Oil-Filled 0.022mF Bumble Bee Capacitors.
Woman Tone Capacitor Kit Oil-Filled 0.022mF & 0.015mF Bumble Bee Capacitors
The Woman Tone Mod using a 0.015 value capacitor in the neck position gives a very balanced response and more gentle tone roll off making it much easier to dial in that Woman Tone.
Premium 500k CTS Potentiometers x 4, short or long split shaft with vintage audio taper (fitted with additional nut for height adjustment on the long shaft pot).
Luxe Bumble Bee Capacitors
20AWG Tinned copper ground.
You are welcome to contact us with your custom requirements.
Long or Short Potentiometers? (Pots)
If you are unsure of the pot length required on your Les Paul guitar, then please order the Long Pots as they will fit all models and can also be adjusted in length due to the extra nut fitted, where if you order the Short Pots they may not be long enough.
Short Pot threaded bushing height: 9.52mm.
Long Pot threaded bushing height: 19.05mm (supplied with 2 nuts for height adjustment).
Volume 1 – Bridge.
Volume 2 – Neck.
Tone 1 – Bridge.
Tone 2 – Neck.
Will this fit my guitar?
Our pre-wired Les Paul Wiring Vintage harness is wired to fit genuine Gibson / Epiphone models. If installing into an imported model or a DIY guitar kit you will need to ensure the Potentiometer holes will take CTS pots (approx 10mm). This can be done using a round file or carefully with a 10mm drill.
Centre to centre measurements between components
Centre of neck volume pot and neck tone pot – 63mm.
Centre of neck volume pot and bridge volume pot – 50mm.
Centre of neck tone pot and bridge tone pot – 50mm.
Centre of bridge volume pot and bridge tone pot – 61mm.
Measurements can sometimes vary slightly on some Les Paul Models, so we allow plenty of movement in wire lengths between components to allow for a comfortable fit. If your measurements are different from the above, please let us know and we will build your harness to your specifications.
Installation, Documents & Support
Please see our Support Page for wiring diagrams and fitting instructions.
We have made it as simple as possible to install your Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness. We offer full support should you need it.
We make everything to order and the turnaround time for a Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness is 3 to 4 days.