I removed the 3 way swich on my Squire Tele and replaced it with a blend pot. It works out well .I use the neck pick up with just a little bridge blended in to clean up the mud. I like the sound.
I also have an Xaviere ES-335 clone . With the switch in the middle posistion and the neck at about 7 I try to use just a little bridge but with the bridge at about 2 the volume dies Is this typical or is there somethig funky in the wiring?