I've had my Fender Blacktop P bass for almost a year now. It's a great bass for cost and I like it a lot. I find it a bit more versitle in tones than my MM StingRay. Like many others with the Blacktop P and J basses, I too dislike the volume pots. The usable volume is in the last 10% and that is being gernous, almost to the point of being unusable. I have read here on TalkBass that others with the Blacktop J have replaced the volume pots with 250k pots instead of the 500k pots to allow vor better volume control. Since the Blacktop P has humbuckers I'm wondering if anyone else out there has swapped the pots out for 250k? What about the tone pot? Leave that at 500k? I have not looked at the pots in my Blacktop P but I am guessing they used the same 500k pots as they used in the Blacktop J basses.