Custom Blender for Strat®

US$82.99
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

With the ability to blend your neck and bridge pickups together, The ObsidianWire Custom Blender Harness is a great way to add tonal diversity to your Fender® Stratocaster®. Wind the blender control back, and you regain the traditional five switch positions you love.

Best of all, ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for unlimited solder-less pickup changes with Plug, Play and Enjoy connectors.

The Magic of the Custom Blender Harness:

With a master volume and master tone control the Custom Blender Harness packs your traditional Strat® tones into a smaller space, leaving the third tone control free.

This becomes the blender control, adding the ability to blend the neck and bridge pickups in together. This is amazing for adding a range of musical mids to your lead tone (like the bell like effects David Gilmour gets in his signature Strat) or for adding some twang to your rhythm, just like you find in the middle position on a Tele®. When you need a complete wall of sound, you can even mix all three pickups together by flicking the five way switch to position 2 or 4.

With Blender Control On:

1:Bridge Pickup + Neck Blended in
2:Bridge & Middle Pickup + Neck Blended in
3:Middle Pickup
4:Neck & Middle Pickup + Bridge Blended in
5:Neck Pickup + Bridge Blended in

When it is time to ease back to your traditional positions, simply roll the blender knob off, and it will remove itself completely from the circuit. This returns your neck, middle and bridge pickups back to the vintage positions we all know and love

With Blender Control Off:

1:Bridge Pickup
2:Bridge & Middle Pickup
3:Middle Pickup
4:Neck & Middle Pickup
5:Neck Pickup

To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we also include an ObsidianWire Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod. This prevents tone 'muddiness' at low volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp, rather than being stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control.

We build ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics using the world’s best craftsmanship and components:

  • 2 x Obsidian Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) 250k or 500k (+/-6%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT
  • 1 x Obsidian Select CTS Blender Pot 250k (+/- 10%) SPLIT SHAFT
  • 1 x Genuine Oak Grigsby 5-Way Switch
  • 1 x Genuine Switchcraft J11 Mono Output jack
  • 1 x Obsidian Select Capacitor (150 Series Polyester Film 0.047uf or 0.022uf) (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
  • 1 x Obsidian Select Volume Mod / Treble Bleed - Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
  • 1 x Pre Printed & Easy to Follow Wiring Diagram

Compatibility:

ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics for Strat, are designed to be a direct fit for American and Mexican series Fender Stratocasters. We cannot guarantee that these will fit any other guitar.

These are also excellent upgrades for Japanese Fender & Squier Guitars with some adjustment. In the least you will need to widen the holes in the pick-guard out to around 3/8" or 10mm & get new US spec control knobs for the higher grade electronics.

At ObsidianWire we use US spec, 24 spline, split shaft controls. Using the incorrect size knobs can, and will damage your controls. We recommend that you check your knobs are the correct size and replace them if necessary. If your knobs do not press on easily, slightly crimp the top of the pots shaft together to improve the fit.

Reviews

Reviews (21)

Andrei 24th Nov 2017

It's absolutely brilliant.

Just wanted to get back with a thank you note. I received the kit last week and installed it in my Stratocaster with Texas Special p'ups. It's absolutely brilliant. Not only is the Blend control a superb new addition to the tonal options, but the pots also feel so sturdy and smooth. Feels like I have some custom build now. Just amazing, thank you! In addition, the treble bleed mod is the icing on the cake. I’m no longer afraid to roll down the volume knob.

arth maidment 4th Nov 2017

Strat blender

Fantastic bit of kit , a work of art .Very easy to install ,fitted mine to a signature model fender ,only downside had to extend pick up wires to reach the connection block , a real bargain even though H M Customs charged £17 import .

Additional Info

Additional Info

Warranty:
At ObsidianWire we use only the absolute best components and craftsmanship. We are so confident that you will experience years of trouble free use, that we guarantee it with an industry leading, three year warranty. If you feel that your Pro-Wired Electronics are not working like they should, please contact us and we will fix or replace them as soon as possible.
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