THE MAGICAL NECK & BRIDGE PICKUP BLEND
The ObsidianWire Custom Blender combines your neck and bridge pickup together that adds a new sound to your arsenal. When the blender control is backed off, the traditional Stratocaster five way switch positions will be regained.
The Custom Blender Harness has a master volume and master tone control, which pack your tones into a smaller space. That leaves your third tone control free, which can be used as a blender control, giving you an ability to blend the neck and bridge pickup together. This combination has rich mids, which is great for your lead tone and for a “twangy” rhythm sound. The Custom Blender also allows you to combine all three together for a full sound by using the 2nd or 4th position. If you want your traditional positions back, simply roll off the blender knob removing itself from the circuit.
ObsidianWire’s Custom Blender for Strat wiring is an easy to install, pop-in upgrade for your Stratocaster. Usingtheir revolutionary approach to guitar electronics, this pre-wired harness is a completely solderless solutionwith special lock-down “Plug, Play & Enjoy” connectors – simply twist your pickup’s wire and insert them into the connector slots and you’re done!
The ObsidianWire Custom Blender also includes an ObsidianWire Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod, which helps to eliminate “muddiness” at lower volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp. Without the Custom Spec Treble Bleed Mod, the frequencies would be stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control, leaving you with an unclear tone.
With The Blender Control Engaged:
1. Bridge Pickup + Neck Blended in (Bridge pickup – With Blender Control Off)
2. Bridge & Middle Pickup + Neck Blended in (Bridge & Middle Pickup – With Blender Control Off)
3. Middle Pickup (Middle Pickup – With Blender Control Off)
4. Neck & Middle Pickup + Bridge Blended in (Neck & Middle Pickup – With Blender Control Off)
5. Neck Pickup + Bridge Blended in (Neck Pickup – With Blender Control Off)
– ObsidianWire Custom Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) (+/-8%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT
– Genuine Oak Grigsby Switch
– Genuine Switchcraft Output Jack
– ObsidianWire Custom Select 150 Series Polyester Film Capacitor (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
– ObsidianWire Premium Selected Volume Mod / Treble Bleed – Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
– Easy to Follow Install Manual
American and Mexican series Fender® Strat® – Direct Fit (NOTE – The blender does NOT fit on left handed guitars)
Japanese Fender & Squier® – You will need to widen the control holes out to 10mm and get new US Spec, 24 spline knobs to fit the higher grade electronics.
Other Guitars – It is not guaranteed that these will fit any other guitar.