I have been “lurking” on The Fretboard for a very, very long time and never had the confidence to dive in and get involved with the forum.
Having chatted to a few of the guys on the FB stand at the Birmingham Guitar Show in Feb, it’s time I got stuck in.
My name is Ed and I run Six String Supplies - what started as hobby has evolved into a business. Six String Supplies deals in Guitar electronics - wiring kits, prewired harnesses and individual components.
Very niche I know but I can’t compete with other suppliers who literally sell every single guitar part imaginable under the sun.
May as well stick to what you know eh?
We sell high quality individual electronic components, unassembled wiring kits and prewired kits for those without the confidence to solder themselves.
we have a range of wiring guides and video tutorials on our website with the aim of showing others how to wire the kits themselves (it saves me having to solder them!) and most of our organic website traffic comes from people searching how to wire a particular guitar.
Yes, it’s ultimately a business - but our website has a lot of free information.
The business started out just from pure passion and has been growing steadily the past few months.
i don’t believe in snake oil as sadly this
industry is full of it but ultimately believe that good quality electronics can make a big difference to your guitar. Switchcraft/CRL etc...the normal jazz.
I’ll periodically update this thread with photos of my work and bits and bobs.