In all bassdom, I think the most worthless thing is the blend knob. I've never had any use to have the neck pickup on 84.3% and the bridge pickup on 15.7%. For me, it's either neck, bridge, or both full on; no pussyfooting around with in-between settings. Same thing goes for basses with dual volumes (one for each pickup). It's all the way on, or all the way off for me. I'd rather just have a 3 way switch and be done with it. Am I mad? Apparently alot of bass players use these things, otherwise the builders wouldn't make them that way. Do you guys really use your blend knob, or just set it at the extremes?