I have had two audere preamps in the last 1/2 year and I've noticed something about them when doing some wiring modification. My center dent is quieter with both pickups connected than I would expect. When I blend to the neck or bridge solo, the output is WAY louder, enough of a change to cause a hard clip if I'm riding the light blended 50/50. Passive electronics make a phase cancel volume change when blending between pickups, but always seem to make the treble and bass louder. The audere seems to go quieter when blended in the middle regardless. I wanted to do some experimenting with the preamp to see what makes it work like that and i've discovered something very interesting, when you unhook the bridge pickup and blend to the neck 100%, blending backwards causes a volume drop on the neck. Meaning, output drops when going to the center regardless of what else is going on. On a normal blend pot, you do not have a signal drop when blending to the middle position. On the audere, it seems to taper anywhere from 6-10db going from the neck to the center dent. I am not sure if this was by design to balance the pickups. To further experiment, I decided to wire both the neck and bridge to the neck input and see if the bass sounded better. I should record a reference track and use the waveform to make a better determination on this, but I can notice a HUGE difference in both pickups connected to the neck from both pickups run individually. I'm now not sure I agree with audere's active blend circuit anymore. I think the traditional way of using 250k pots and feeding a passive blend into an active pre works better. I asked Dave about this pre-sale because i noticed it with an older audere and dave answered with this: I would be interested in the mod. I love these preamps because they are modifiable, but to limit the volume when blended in the middle is limiting to my tone. Both pickups connected to the neck input sounds GREAT. Both pickups connected normally blended center sounds quiet and different. Interesting isn't it?