The ObsidianWire Custom Blender for Strat pre-wired kit - 500k CTS pots & 0.022uf cap
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
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:
2:Bridge & Middle Pickup
4:Neck & Middle 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.
ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics use the world’s best craftsmanship and components:
• 2 x ObsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) 500k (+/-6%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT
• 1 x Obsidian Select CTS Blender Pot 500k (+/- 10%) SPLIT SHAFT
• 1 x Genuine Oak Grigsby 5-Way Switch
• 1 x Genuine Switchcraft J11 Mono Output jack
• 1 x ObsidianWire Custom Select Capacitor (NOS K42Y-2 0.022uf) (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
• 1 x ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed - Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
• 1 x Pre Printed & Easy to Follow Wiring Diagram
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.