advantages, when it comes to its controls, are numerous. And with just
three knobs and three switches, you’ll be amazed at what you can do with
As said before, the blend control mixes between the two coils (North and
South polarity) selected by the two three-way switches.
Coil Selector Switch
includes three North polarity coils and three South, six coils in all.
The switch closest to the bridge selects which North coil is used, and
the one next to it is the switch for the South coils; both are in close
proximity to each other for ease of use, either separately or together.
In essence, you can get any North coil combined with any South coil,
nine selections in all. From there the two switches’ different outputs
head straight to the blend control where they can be mixed. With very
little time logged on a
you’ll be getting around these switches with ease.
Next is the phase reversal switch, a very useful tool in the player’s
The tone control is typical, a variable low-pass filter which cuts the
knob is not at all typical. The beginning half of its rotation (from
wide open to its center detent) is continuously changing the value of
the pot, lowering its resistance. After detent, it becomes a regular
volume control. Why lower the resistance? The less resistance there is
between the pot’s output and ground, the more the highs are attenuated,
making the sound softer, with no loss in volume. This does not cut the
highs in the same way that the tone control does. It really has to be
experienced to understand its value. Players who like a darker sound
will enjoy this subtle feature.