The Fralin Blender Pot gives you the ability to blend your Neck and Bridge Pickups, as well as get all 3 on single-coil guitars. This is a great product for those who love to “tinker” with wiring, like Lindy!
The Blender Pot only works on Strat and Tele installations. It features a 1/4″ bushing, suitable for pickguard and control plate installations only. For Archtop / Les Paul installations, check out our Push-Pull Blender Pot.
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Blender Pot INFO:
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Blender Pot FEATURES:
One of our favorite and most powerful mods, the Fralin Blender Pot is an easy way to blend your Neck and Bridge pickups to achieve new tones. Achieve Telecaster tones on a Fender Strat by blending the Neck and Bridge together. Blend all 3 pickups together by choosing either position 2 or 4 and playing with the pot. It installs easily by replacing your tone pot 2 (closest to output jack).
The Blender pot includes the following hardware for mounting: Hex Nut and Lock Nut.
Installation Note: The Blender pot’s wires must be installed into the same terminals as the pickups, otherwise, this modification will not work correctly.
With this mod, you can Coil-Tap Humbuckers, Blend 2-Pickup Guitars, and forget 2 Volume Knob wiring.
Follow the instructions here to wire it up in a Standard Fender Stratocaster, utilizing a Master Tone.
*Value doesn't matter when installed as a Blender Pot | **Turning Blender Pot Down rolls in opposite pickup
Blender Pot Questions And Answers:
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Does the blender pot work symmetrically? E.g. Blender pot @ 25% Bridge Selection => 75% bridge, 25% neck Neck Selection => 75% neck, 25% bridge?
Q Does the blender pot work symmetrically? E.g. Blender pot @ 25% Bridge Selection => 75% bridge...... Read moreA
Yes, it takes into account what position you are on. So, if you're on the Bridge position, dialing the Blender Pot to 25% will bring in 25% of the neck position. If you were to keep the same blender pot position and switch to the neck, you'll have 75% Neck and 25% Bridge.
Can I install a blender pot with humbuckers? If so, what are the appropriate pot #s?
Q Can I install a blender pot with humbuckers? If so, what are the appropriate pot #s?A
Hey Wayne, you can - you don't need to worry about 250K / 500K, and you would only need one blender pot. Take a look at this diagram here for an example.
What brand is the pot? Is it CTS? And is it no load? Thank you!
Q What brand is the pot? Is it CTS? And is it no load? Thank you!A
Hey Kevin, yes - CTS makes this pot, and it is a no-load pot.
i have a fender player series strat,i swapped the stock pickups with a fender fat 50s loaded pick gaurd,and i love them. what would i have to do to my guitar to get the bridge and neck to work together like a blender pot
Q i have a fender player series strat,i swapped the stock pickups with a fender fat 50s loaded pick...... Read moreA
Hey Rick, purchase and install a blender pot per our instructions.
I just purchased a Fender American Pro II and want to swap out the push-pull tone nob #2 for a no load blend pot, like I have on my other Strat. Do you see any issues, before I dig in? Thx - Joe Jabon PS. I can't understand why Fender opted for the push-pull pot instead of a simple no load blend pot and a single tone control.
Q I just purchased a Fender American Pro II and want to swap out the push-pull tone nob #2 for a no...... Read moreA
Hey Joe, I don't forsee any issues with swapping your push-pull with a no-load tone pot (blender pot). - Tyler
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The only way to go on a Strat.
Volume, Master Tone, Blend. Absolutely the best option for any 3 pickup Strat and easiest to wire !!. This enables you to blend the bridge in with the neck and vise versa as well as blend in on 2 and 4 or have all 3 pickups on. No downside whatsoever.
Used in a Strat Partscaster
Works great, still getting used to it, but it makes more sense than 2 tone controls to me. This is in an HSS setup.
Greater Blender Pot!
It does exactly what its supposed to do for my strat. However at the time of installing this I also installed new pickups and needed a new selector switch. The switch was a 8 pin import switch (all 8 pins on one side). I couldn’t find a diagram for the life of me for an import switch. So, I got a regular American Fender switch and wired it according to the diagram! Case-in-point, I’d recommend ditching the import switch as the pins are very small and hard to solder to wires to one pin.
I installed this on my ’92 MIJ Fender Strat and couldn’t be more pleased. This guitar had a set of Lindy’s Blues Specials but I wanted a thicker tone when in the bridge position. Like so many players, standard Strat wiring of the bridge pickup does not have a tone control, so your tone can emphasize too much treble on the output. I tried a wiring mod that provided a separate tone control (Premiere Guitar Tone Split Mod by Dirk Wacker) for the bridge pickup before ultimately settling on the blender pot. The blender pot gave me the flexibility and tone I sought. I don’t think you can go wrong with this modification. If you have a guitar that tends to emphasize more treble, possibly feeling frustrated by the no tone control stock bridge pickup sound, or if you want more flexibility with the overall tone of your guitar, give this a try. Thanks Lindy for offering this tone changing product.
Installed the Blender Pot in my Strat and love it! Many tones to be had with the switch set to the bridge pickup as well as set to the neck. Blender offers variations in both settings and all-on in position 2.
Blender pot for Strat
Game changer for me! I’m a middle position guy on everything: Tele, Les Paul, This made my Strat useable for me…it’s been in the closet for 16 years! Bravo Lindy Fralin!
Lindy Fralin is as good as it gets!!!!
Professional and consistent with an incredible team.
Since installing the blender pot circuit in my American Stratocaster it has become my go-to instrument. I absolutely love it. Always had a great neck and was very playable, it just sounded like crap. Not to mix reviews but, I also dropped a pair of your P90’s into my Gibson Melodymaker and boy do I love the sound of those pickups. I had tried several other top-rated pickups and these blow them all away. The third time was the charm.
Works great! What can I say? Works great. Someone needs to make a ‘reverse’ version. Then the blend would be off on ‘1’. (I made one; it works great too.)
Works great. Adds a lot to tonal possibilities. Received very fast, all around great experience