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Blender pot mod for Strat

Blues Jr

Member
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357
Hey guys, I'm thinking of having a blender pot installed in my Strat.
I guess it blends the neck pickup in with the bridge, or can have all 3 pickups on at the same time right? I've read that it comes either as a pot that replaces the bottom tone control, or a mini toggle. Which works better in your opinion?

What im wondering is if it alters the stock sound of the guitar at all when I have the knob at say 0. I love the sound of my guitar, but i wouldn't mind it having a little more when i want it.

Thx!
 

Drew816

Silver Supporting Member
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5,506
The unit I have is a Pot that goes in the 3rd position, you just setup your #2 Pot as the tone control for all three pickups and you're covered there. My Blender does a Bridge and Neck Blend only and it works great, I used it to cool off my neck pickup a bit and give it a bit more depth of tone. I don't mess with it all the time, but it's there if you need it and it gives you some additional tonal options for only a few bucks and minutes of time.

Good luck!
 

rabbuhl

Member
Messages
2,884
I called AcmeGuitarWorks earlier today to ask about options for a new loaded pickguard. The wiring options include vintage, modern, and blender. Is blender a good option to take?
 

subendo

Member
Messages
243
I like the blender wiring a lot. I find that when blending the neck/bridge (no middle) on my strat i get a great funk rhythm sound - similar to pos 2 on a tele. I play in a funk band, and its been working great for me. Another cool thing that has already been mentioned is that you can blend in as much of the other pickup as you like. Great for leads and melody lines. You can add just the right amount of "bite" to the neck pup or "smooth out" the bridge pup depending on how much blend you use.
I prefer a master tone on my guitars anyway, so the blender pot made a lot of sense for me.
 

subendo

Member
Messages
243
Oh yeah - it's a "no-load" pot, so it shouldn't affect your tone at all when it's turned all the way down.
 

geetarman

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
2,116
I have Acme blenders on both of my Strats and they're great no effect when turned off adds nice roundness to bridge or presence to the neck.
 




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