I've played a Guild Starfire for over a year, and although I generally love it, I still haven't gotten used to the Les Paul-style knob configuration, with the neck volume and tone knobs being closer to the bridge, and the bridge knobs to their right when the bass is upright (or below the neck knobs when you're playing). I'm probably going to have them reversed, so that the bridge controls are closer to the bridge, which I assume is relatively easy. Does anyone else find the standard four-knob configuration counterintuitive? Maybe it's just that I've always played Fenders in the past rather than Gibsons, Ricks or Guilds. Also counterintuitive is the fact that when the three-way toggle switch is in the middle position, turning either pickup to zero kills the volume completely. So it's not like a Jazz bass, where you can zero either pickup and you'll still hear the other. I can understand why you might want this on a Les Paul, but the Starfire has a separate master volume! Again, it's a wonderful bass, but the default knob configuration and wiring is perplexing (to me).