The Chromacaster and FAT-O-Caster!


NOTE! Due to the COVID 19 virus, I am unable to ship switches at this time.
I have disabled the order page.
When the self-quarantine edict has been lifted, we will again be able to ship switches.
Thanks your for your patience during this crisis.

Remember to maintain social distancing and WASH YOUR HANDS!

As always, I am still available to answer questions (and give sage advice).
Please E-MAIL me if you have any problems, questions, or comments.
Be sure to put something in the subject line - guitars, wiring, switches, or some such...


Yes, this is the place to buy the kits I have developed for the discriminating Strat hot-rodder.
The kits include a pre-wired switch and printed instruction booklet, with text and drawings.
Even the novice hot-rodder can succeed with one of these easy-to-install upgrades.
Take yer Strat from mild to wild!

HOW?

These kits replace the middle tone control with a rotary switch (you wire the lower tone as a master).
ALL of the kits allow you to get all seven possible parallel pickup combos,
as well as some series combos for humbucker-ish tones.
Some of the kits also feature out of phase (series and parallel) combos,
to help your Strat "sit in the mix" without making it muddy...

The Chromacaster

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Wanna hear some of the tones?
CLICK HERE for a page of sound samples

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Some unsolicited youtube demos from happy customers:

Squier with Tex-Mex pups and a Memphis Mods M-3 Jersey Mod...

Tokai Strat with Texas Specials and Fat-O V.2 - the very British "how to"...

Demo of (above) guitar...

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SOME TESTIMONIALS...

Here's the lastest and most unusual testimonial so far - Rex installed a Chromie in his Burns DoubleSix!
Yes, it's a new day: the Chromacaster - not just for Strats anymore!

I now have a famous customer - Peter Stroud, the guitarist with Sheryl Crow!
He also writes a column for Premier Guitar Magazine,
and wrote a nice little blurb on the Chromie in his column of December '06.
Click HERE for that webpage/column in PDF file format.

Here's another testimonial from long-time FAT-O user Sean with The Detonators (follow that link to his band).
BTW, Sean proposed the idea that became the Jersey Mod...

"For the past several years I have used your switches in the guitars I gig with,
and now a Strat feels weird to me without a FAT-O in it!
I have a couple of others that I put blender pots in,
but I like the Fat-O-Caster switch way better...

Here's an easy answer to a couple of common questions...
It's a quote from recent e-mail I got from a FAT-O owner:

"I got my Fatocaster & installed it in my American Standard Strat "project guitar."
It works great with the 57/62 Strat pickups in neck & middle & Fralin Steel Pole 43 in the bridge.
Hard to believe Fender has not made this
[the FAT-O] standard equipment!
Tone combos are more useable than those with Fender's S-1 switching on my American Deluxe.
Installation of the switch was pretty "idiotproof" thanks to your excellent directions & drawings.
Sounds are everything I wanted. Totally satisfied!
"

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Confused about which kit is which?

CLICK HERE for a page with tone charts for the Chromacaster,
FAT-O-Caster, the V.2 and the V.3

CLICK HERE for a page with tone charts for the Memphis Mods

AND, for H-S-S guys! Got a Fat Strat, with a full-sized humbucker in the bridge?
Check out the FAT-O schemes for your for Fat Strat!

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The two most common questions:


What if I don't have stock Fender pickups in my Strat?


Do I have to replace the neck's (middle knob) tone control,
or can I replace the mid pickup's (lower knob) tone control?

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