ObsidianWire™

Custom Blender for Strat® 250k

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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
3:Middle Pickup
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:

1:Bridge Pickup
2:Bridge & Middle Pickup
3:Middle Pickup
4:Neck & Middle Pickup
5:Neck 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.

We build ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics using the world’s best craftsmanship and components:

  • 2 x Obsidian Select Pots (Crafted by CTS) 250k (+/-6%) (Matched to +/-2%) SPLIT SHAFT
  • 1 x Obsidian Select CTS Blender Pot 250k (+/- 10%) SPLIT SHAFT
  • 1 x Genuine Oak Grigsby 5-Way Switch
  • 1 x Genuine Switchcraft J11 Mono Output jack
  • 1 x Obsidian Select Capacitor (150 Series Polyester Film 0.047uf ) (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
  • 1 x Obsidian Select Volume Mod / Treble Bleed - Improved Volume Taper & Clarity
  • 1 x Pre Printed & Easy to Follow Wiring Diagram

Compatibility:

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.

Reviews

Reviews (8)

Sefton 29th Apr 2017

Top notch service and products

This piece of kit completely removed the stress of overhauling my MIM stratocaster and adding new pickups. The solder less system works a treat and is very easy to install. And the tones that you can get out the blender feature drastically improve the versatility of the 5 way switch. High quality and responsive customer service. I couldn't be happier.

24th Feb 2017

So Easy

When they say super easy to install, they mean it - I replaced the entire pickguard on my Strat in 45 minutes, and most of that was spent fiddling with the original pickguard and fitting the new pickups to the guard. Sounds great and inspires confidence that it will last.

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