Originally Posted by gary mitchell
I have a put together Jazz bass, it's a 62 reissue body Seafoam Green with a Geddy Lee older Japan neck. And I like it a lot. I would love to show you a picture but I broke my Lab top and I am on my wife's fancy iMac and I don't know how. I may have a picture on here maybe, anyway so far I am not a big fan of the concentric pots. And when I am playing a gig, I have to take my eyes off of what I am doing, and make sure I am not turning the wrong thing. Is it a stupid thing in changing to regular pots. Is there a different's in sound. I know I have to change the plate, and is it different then other plates. I know when I was buying a pickguard for my Fender Strat, they look a lot a like but were different. Again Thanks for helping this Dummie
If this offers any possible consideration, the similar format stacked-knobs on a Squier VM Jaguar have detents which help inadvertently turning the lower (tone) knob if adjusting the upper (volume) knob for each pu. Because of this simple device (a partially raised plate between the plate and the lower knob and a notched surface on the base of that same knob) the tone knob is more 'planted' and the upper knob turns freely.
So, as long as one likes and can get used to the V/T V/T system, it works pretty well. But some players just like the simplicity of the 3 knob V/V/T system. These can be found all day, plate and all, on ebay for varying prices. As far as the notched setup, you wouldn't have to change your pots, but finding these specific knobs may be harder to run down.