(Whoops. I originally posted this in the general "Bass" forum. I probably should've posted it here first.) Here's a weird question that I was wondering if I could get y'alls opinion on. I had an idea hit me earlier today and I was wondering if anyone has ever done a passive control scheme as described below and what you cats thought the feasibility/usability of it would be? So first of all forgive the image I just needed something for illustrative purposes and the quickest thing I had handy was a quick sketch I made a year or two ago of an idea I had for a Lace Alumitone loaded, headless version of the old Fender Performer design. Obviously this idea would work better without the 24 fret neck and the pickup brand is a bit distracting. My question is just about the theoretical control setup illustrated, not about the specific details shown. The idea is just for a bass with two standard Jazz pickups and an additional humbucker at the neck. The Jazz pickups route through a blend knob and the humbucker routes through its own volume pot and then the blended output of the 'buckers pot and the Jazz's blend pot then go to a 3-way toggle and then to the tone -> master volume -> output. So what do you guys think of that. Has anyone ever produced a bass utilizing a similar setup? I've never come across one but it seems too obvious to not have been attempted. Seems like it would give a pretty wide tonal range in a not-too-complex setup. Is it technically feasible? Is it overkill? Would it yield far more unusable results than it would interesting ones? Thoughts?