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Stratocaster Blend Control Wiring

blender control strat wiring diagram

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.

More Stratocaster wiring diagrams:

5-Way Stratocaster (Read our step by step guide to wiring a Strat)

50s Strat Wiring (50s Tone Pot)

3-Way Stratocaster

Super Strat HSS (Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil)

Stratocaster with 1 Master Volume and Master Tone

9-Way Stratocaster

Strat Bridge Pickup Tone Control Wiring


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