Hi guys, I have mostly owned classic designed jazz basses with one volume knob controlling the neck pickup and another for the bridge pickup. Recently, I have also got my hands on a Lakland 55-02 and a Sadowsky Tokyo, and they both have a master volume and a blend knob. First, I have sometimes been frustrated that if I wanted another tone than both pickups at max on my classic J-basses, I could no longer turn down the master volume on the fly as I would have to cut both knobs, which would totally change the tone as well in 9 out of 10 cases, which means that i need to turn to adjust the master voume of my amp instead. You don't have that probem with a blend knob and a master volume. So, why is it that so many seems to prefer the classic V/V design? I have read threads here about loss of volume when the blend knob is dead center, but I have never experienced that on any of my basses with blend option... That being said, it is not a big issue for me as a play with both pickups at full voume 99% of the time - it just made me wonder... Oh, and we shouldn't forget that with a master volume, you can make some nice 'whale song' too...!