Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 5:10 am: |
Looking to customize my strat with what little cash i have. What does the stratoblaster do? Is it worth the Money? It looks great but is it reliable and does it sound good?
(Message edited by frank on December 14, 2005)
Post Number: 1484
|Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 6:21 am: |
It's an active pre-amp. It'll give you up to 14dB of gain (i.e, more output). It'll also keep the frequency response intact when using long cables and when you roll-off the volume control.
If you need more blaster info, do a search here. There are other threads with discussions of the pros/cons.
As far as reliability, we are talking Alembic here...everything is built like a tank. Ron the Wizard wouldn't have it any other way, LOL!
If all you want is to not lose your highs when you roll off the volume, just install a cap and a resistor:
IMHO, the best upgrade you can do for a Strat is to toss the stock pick-ups and go with Fralins. Ck out Lindy's site as well as Fralin dealer Griblin Engineering's site...they have custom wiring harnesses which, when combined with awesome p/u's like Fralin's, will really improve your instruments tone and tonal options: