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  • HSH Strat with Blender Pot

    Hello Forum, First Post!
    I am looking to set this up:

    Bridge - SD SH4
    Middle - Fender American Standard single coil
    Neck - SD Cool Rails

    5 way switch

    1 - SD YJM 500k Volume
    1- SD Smooth Turning 250k pot Tone
    1- Blender Pot? I have a few options firstly I have 2 of the SD 250k pots.

    Bridge no tone hooked up.

    Blender for middle or neck I am not sure.

    Also I am not looking to split coil the humbuckers.
    I keep reading about using Duncans with the Strat single coil.
    Thanks

  • #2
    What is your question? The only issue I would forsee is that the outer pups will be way louder than the middle single coil.

    I use blender pots a lot. To bring in neck when in bridge position and vice versa. You must NO LOAD the blender pot otherwise it will always be a slight mix of the 2 pickups.
    Originally posted by NegativeEase
    I'd wager that Clint can best GuitarStv at Wat and WAAAT... but not Watts.

    I think in the International System of Units (SI) a "WAT" is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint besmirchment per hour

    and WAAAT is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint kilojoule of described Nirvana transgression per post.

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum!
      Also remember that the Fender will be out-of-phase with the Duncans, so you will have to adjust the phase on either the Fender or the SDs. I am not sure what you want the blender pot to do, as the switch already combines the pickups.
      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      • #4
        One way is to use the Standard HH 5 way schematic with the automatic split in the 2 and 4 Position and blend in the Single Coil Pickup.
        I get the feeling the A8 will blow your skirt up more so - Edgecrusher

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        • #5
          The way I wired this up was to use 3 mini-switches instead of a 5-way switch along with master volume tone. Dragonfire can custom cut a pickguard with this option. Here's a partscaster where I did this using a SD StagMag, JB Jr clone and SD Jazz.

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          • #6
            I want to be able to blend the neck with the Bridge. Wiring with SD pickups becomes different when you use a Fender Single Coil in the middle yes?
            That is where I am at a stump. Position 1 and 2 of the 5 way do not have access to the neck pickup.
            Also wiring the SD Coolrail and the SH4 the same(red and white - green and ground)? with the Fender single coil? Phase Issue...correct wiring?
            Thanks I hope that makes it a little clearer. Rock on Forum
            Also I am not looking to coil split just run the humbuckers and no tone on the bridge.
            Last edited by OceanTurquois; 09-21-2020, 08:59 AM.

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            • #7
              In order to run the SD pickups with the Fender single, find the 2 wires on the Fender- one is the hot, the other is ground. Reverse them.
              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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              • #8
                Thats what I thought but I read that is not the solution. Have you done this?

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                • #9
                  Yes, he knows it's correct which is why he's telling you.

                  Here's the diagram for a neck/bridge blender. You have to use a no load pot or make one yourself.

                  https://images.app.goo.gl/mJ96yhDSpUoKYuFG6
                  Originally posted by NegativeEase
                  I'd wager that Clint can best GuitarStv at Wat and WAAAT... but not Watts.

                  I think in the International System of Units (SI) a "WAT" is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint besmirchment per hour

                  and WAAAT is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint kilojoule of described Nirvana transgression per post.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OceanTurquois View Post
                    Thats what I thought but I read that is not the solution. Have you done this?
                    Yup, many times.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                    • #11
                      thank you all. I'm excited to get this together.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                        Yes, he knows it's correct which is why he's telling you.

                        Here's the diagram for a neck/bridge blender. You have to use a no load pot or make one yourself.

                        https://images.app.goo.gl/mJ96yhDSpUoKYuFG6
                        This diagram is for single coils and not Seymour Duncan HSH. Should I wire the Duncans red/white and green/bare and black to 5 way? Does this also mean the humbuckers when blended are in parallel? Thank you,

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                        • #13
                          Red and white from the humbuckers get soldered together and taped off. That's the series connection between each coil of the humbuckers. Black goes to the switch, that's the signal. Green and bare go to ground. Green is the ground side of the pup and bare grounds the baseplate and coaxial shielding. Yes, this blender puts the outer pups in parallel.
                          Originally posted by NegativeEase
                          I'd wager that Clint can best GuitarStv at Wat and WAAAT... but not Watts.

                          I think in the International System of Units (SI) a "WAT" is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint besmirchment per hour

                          and WAAAT is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint kilojoule of described Nirvana transgression per post.

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                          • #14
                            very cool thank you. I will reply again with my finished project

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bgmacaw View Post
                              The way I wired this up was to use 3 mini-switches instead of a 5-way switch along with master volume tone. Dragonfire can custom cut a pickguard with this option. Here's a partscaster where I did this using a SD StagMag, JB Jr clone and SD Jazz.

                              Click image for larger version

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                              where'd you get the JB Jr clone? Is it any good?
                              "New stuff always sucks" -Me

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