Don't get me wrong. Those three knobs are vital to how I work with the guitar. I'm just really unhappy with the particulars of how they behave.
First problem, the volume knob. Output goes down but the treble gets shaved off too. Well known problem, I think. Should I just add the treble bleed cap and leave it at that?
Second problem, the tone controls are only useful in a narrow range. 10 is great, 9 and 8 are great, 7 is great, 6 is okay, 5 starts to sound distinctly muffled, and it's effectively unusable from there. I'd really prefer something more linear, with less range or a wider usable range. I don't know what my options are here short of going to an active tone control stack.
I'm thinking seriously about moving to master tone and repurposing the second pot to... something (blender mod?). Thanks in advance for advice/suggestions.
(In case it matters, this is an HSS Strat with 500K volume and 250K tone pots, hot BG V60s and a BG Hellabucker. The lower tone control is a no-load pot to the bridge pickup.)