Introducing: Lindy Fralin’s Push Pull Blender Pot
We’re excited. You should be, too. Lindy finally pulled the trigger on something he has always wanted – a Push-Pull Blender Pot. This custom pot can add a load of versatility to your Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, or Gibson®. Now, you can achieve more advanced wiring customization by adding a Blender Pot and a Push-Pull configuration.
Lindy has been taking normal Push-Pull pots apart and modifying them to achieve this mod for years. He finally decided to do it right!
Our Push-Pull Blender Pot:
Our Push-Pull Blender pot will allow you to do Push-Pull Blender Pot mods within itself. For instance, you can achieve our Gradual Tap modification, or our Phase-Reverse mod, within itself. Being a Blender Pot, you can now have multiple push-pull pots on a Strat®, and a Blender. That means you can create even more modifications than before. We wanted you to get a jump start on this cool modification, so we’ve worked up a few examples of how you can achieve cool mods:
BLENDER POT WITH COIL SPLIT:
With this modification, you can use the Blender Pot, like usual, but use the Push-Pull switch section to split any Humbuckers you may like. This is a great modification when we hear customers who want a Blender Pot on their HSS Strat, but also like to use the Tone 2 as their Split.
If you have an HSH or HH Strat, this modification allows you to independently split humbuckers, as well as use the Blender function to achieve blended single-coil and full humbucker tones.
BLENDER POT COIL SPLIT (PARTIAL TAP):
Just like the above-mentioned modification, except this time, with a Partial Tap Resistor. This helps any Low-Output Humbuckers achieve a more convincing single-coil tone when split. Furthermore, you can run the Blender Pot separately to achieve a blend of Single Coil & Humbucker tone.
This is perfect for our Pure P.A.F. A low-output humbucker, our Pure P.A.F. sounds pretty wimpy when split. If you use the aforementioned Partial Tap Resistor, you’ll achieve a more convincing single coil tone when you split the humbucker.
BLENDER WITH PHASE REVERSE:
This modification allows you to reverse the phase of one pickup, then use the Blender Pot to blend between fully in, and out-of-phase tones! Lindy uses this on a custom Telecaster with 2 P90s. He will pull up, giving him an out-of-phase tone. Then, using the Blender Pot Element, he can dial in just the right amount of Phase Reversal – pretty cool!
NO-LOAD PUSH PULL POT:
Our Blender Pot element takes the pot completely out of the circuit when it’s on “10”. This means that you can use this Push Pull Pot as a No-Load pot! A great example would be a No-Load Tone Pot. Simply wire the pot section like a normal Tone Pot and the Blender Pot as needed!
Also, this Push-Pull Pot’s Shaft is 1/2″, long enough to go into Les Pauls. So…let the modding begin!