I'd say I use the neck pickup 80% of the time and the bridge pickup 20% of the time (when I really want the bass to punch through the mix). I always use one or the other pickup full-on; I don't blend the pickups because I find the loss of volume and tone unusable (on both my Thundergun and my Mercalli). For me, a pickup selector switch would work better than the blend knob. One of these days I'm going to try getting them wired VVT and see how that works. But the two sounds I do get, full bridge pup or full neck pup, are really all I need and both sound tremendous. I also vary which pickup I place my right (plucking) hand over for additional nuance.