Opinions wanted on knob layout...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rllefebv, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I'm currently working on a plain vanilla fretless four-string bass and I'm a bit torn on knob layout... Yesterday, while contouring the body, I did a quick visual mock-up, (using the plywood neck pattern for a stand-in)... I'm okay with both looks, but would welcome any opinions...

    Do you prefer the 'standard', 2-pot volume/tone...


    or a more 'economical' single concentric volume/tone...


    (Okay, I realize it's only a single knob, but it's just to illustrate... :) )

    Thanks for your thoughts,

  2. I like the 'standard', 2-pot volume/tone
    but it's also what I'm used to looking at!

  3. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    I like the single volume better of the two, but both look great.
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike TTRPG enthusiast, Happy, Joyous, & Free. Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    yeah concentric volume knobs can get confusing and offer more room for error
    nuthin wrong with the volume/blend tone either, but i dont know how well blend works in a passive setup
  5. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Thanks for the replies so far... Anyone else??

  6. callofthebow


    Oct 19, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    I would guess to put the 2 pot volume/tone just so you can mix your sound up more. One second you might need more blended, rumbling notes, in another, you might need quick crisp highs. But don't listen to me, do whatever fits your style and feels good.
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