Because of a nagging hum, I had my luthier take out the active electronics in my Squier DJAV & replace them with passive pots (Master volume; Blend; & tone) all at 250k a piece. I went for these lower values because the ebanal finger board makes the sound bright & brittle, & with those 250k values the timbre Is improved. The 250k blend pot is a center detente. One problem is that when I put it in the center position, with both pickups equally engaged, there's a loss of output. It's as if the wires are out of phase. I brought it back to see if that's the case but we listened with both ways & he confirmed he wired it correctly. All of this defies logic (as there still are significant hum issues as well. My question is whether or not the the 250K value contributes the loss combined pickup output? Was it a mistake not to go with a 500K blend?