yes it was wired like a traditional strat, Except it had a preamp buffer. i believe it was an alembic stratoblaster modded for always on with a switch to toggle the gain on or off. wickersham noted that while he may have performed this mod, he cannot recall do to time. he did note that the SB will buffer without the gain portion on. and after my experiments it does work as i stated, and strongly believe that is how he used it. before wolf, alligator had a stratoblaster modded for always on and might have used a little to no gain, also noted by wickersham. he also stated that jerry loved the increased clarity with the cable capacitance issue negated.
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