Thursday, May 8, 2008
The Blendy Pot Modification
Here's a great mod we can do for your Strat! Below is our blurb explaining the how and why.
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Triple Your Strat’s Tone Options (without ugly switches)
The basic Stratocaster wiring harness offers five pickup combinations. With a “Blendy” potentiometer (pot) added, you have the ability to mix the Bridge and Neck pickups together, as well as being able to have all three pickups on at the same time. A Blendy pot is installed in the bottom tone pot position of the standard Stratocaster array (when the Blendy pot is installed the middle tone pot becomes the master tone pot for the entire wiring harness). With the Bridge pickup selected using the 5-way switch, rolling down the Blendy pot from 10 to 0 brings up the level of the Neck pickup to combine with the Bridge pickup.
The opposite is also true.
With the Neck pickup selected using the 5-way switch, rolling down the Blendy pot from 10 to 0 brings up the level of the Bridge pickup to combine with the Neck pickup. If the middle pickup is selected alone and the Blendy pot is on 10 (all the way on) the Blendy pot will be out of the circuit and have no function. All three pickups are on simultaneously when the 2 or 4 position of the 5-way pickup switch is selected and the Blendy pot is on 0 (all the way off).
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