Another popular Strat wiring setup is to make use of a blender pot. Using a blender pot allows you to blend in different combinations of pickups using a blend control. This setup uses 2 standard 250k audio CTS pots and a blender pot which allows us to have a master volume, master tone and a blend control.
The blender pot acts similarly to a no load tone pot - when fully open at 10, the pot is taken out of the circuit, acting as a bypass for the signal. This removes the load of the pot from the circuit.
This circuit is a favourite here at SSS. The use of master volume, master and and the ability to blend in pickups enable you to achieve the extremely cool neck + bridge pickups combination.
Switch and blender function:
Blend control on 10
(Plays like a normal Strat)
Blend control on 0
- Position 1: Bridge with neck faded in
- Position 2: Bridge and middle, neck faded in
- Position 3: Middle
- Position 4: Middle and and neck, bridge faded in
- Position 5: Neck with bridge faded in
Refer to our detailed Step by Step Guide on how to wire a Strat with blend control using our blend wiring kit.
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