I've been on a HUGE modding streak lately, yanked the electronics on every bass I have and mixed, matched, bought new stuff, and generally made frankensteins out of every bit of electronics I can get my hands on, and I've (so far...) been very successful in getting the sounds I want with my random tinkerings. The thing is... I don't really know how it all works. I know what goes where, and I know it's a good idea to solder this wire to this spot and not that one, but I have no idea why... I got curious and opened up a volume pot just now, that's what brought all this on. So. Why is it that when you turn a volume pot, the volume increases or decreases? How does that little capacitor on the tone pot color the sound going through it? Just in general... Why do the electronics in a bass do what they do?