HOAGLAND CUSTOM – Stratocaster Fat ’50’s w/Half Blender & Greasebucket Circuit Wiring Harness


You bring the talent. We’ll supply the kick ass wiring…

SKU: HA-Strat1-HalfBlender Category:


Hoagland Custom located in sunny Fernandina Beach, Florida, has specialized in custom guitar wiring and pickup making for over 25 years…

& we love what we do!

This is a Stratocaster wiring solution with the famous “Greasebucket” tone mod & a “half blender”. What’s a “half blender” you ask?

Well, it blends the neck pickup with the bridge and middle, but the blend happens on P1 & P2, thus the half blender.

It is built with high quality parts and crafted by hand. This wiring harness will give you great service for years!

It is built to the famous Fender® “Greasebucket” spec.

There is a great article on the Greasebucket circuit mod in Premiere Guitar Magazine. Here is a link to it: Premiere Guitar Magazine article

This tone & half blender mod is unique. According to Fender: “The Greasebucket tone circuit adds a a new dimension to your tone, the effect is that when rolled down, the tone pot reduces the high frequencies, but does not add bass.”

This mod is a GREAT tone mod and a really good way to roll off the highs and lows without getting muddy sounding.

HARDWARE:  (incl. dress nuts & washers, & switch mounting screws)

  • chrome (standard)
  • black (available at a slight additional cost)
  • gold  (available at a slight additional cost)


  • Sprague “Orange Drop” .1mfd value tone cap


  • P1 – bridge pickup with neck blend
  • P2 – bridge & middle pickups with neck blend
  • P3 – middle pickup only
  • P4 – middle & neck pickups
  • P5 – neck pickup only


  • 1 CTS or Bourns Pro Series volume control, 250k value, audio taper
  • 1 CTS or Bourns Pro Series tone control, 250k value, linear taper
  • 1 CTS or Bourns Pro Series tone blender control, 250k value, linear taper
  • Sprague “Orange Drop” .1mfd value tone cap
  • Greasebucket Circuit – a Sprague “Orange Drop” .022mfd cap & a 4.7k resistor (this tone circuit functions in all switching positions)
  • 5-way lever style switch
  • Switchcraft mono output jack
  • Gavitt vintage style, cloth covered wire
  • easy to follow wiring diagram
  • tech support phone & email

While all of our wiring solutions are built to be installed rather easily, we always recommend that you have a guitar professional at your local guitar shop install it for you. There are a lot of variables (pickup brands & types, shielding, grounding, etc.) and your local guitar tech is well equipped to solve any installation problems you might have and get your guitar sounding it’s best!

Contact Hoagland Custom with any questions regarding this wiring solution, our custom, handcrafted Hoagland Custom pickups, or any other guitar wiring solution that you might need.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in

chrome (standard), black +$10, gold +$10

Output Jack

Switchcraft output jack +$0, "Pure Tone" premium output jack +$6