Curious about this for some time: In which situation would you use either one of your pickups (supposing you only have two!)? Or why, or what do you achieve by chosing a certain configuration?
For clarification: I'm talking about adjusting the output of your pickups on your bass to either use the neck, bridge or both depending on the situation.
In my case: I play a J-bass (Am. deluxe, so active) and I really dig the tone I get when using both pickups equally. so in this case the pickup knob would be in its middle position. I always stick to this configuration. However, I vary my hand position from neck position to bridge position often, depending on several parameters. This sort of mimics the effect (up to a certain degree) of turning the pickup knob, I guess, without reaching for it.
So, how do you use the pickup knob? Am I missing something?