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    Default volume & tone pots different values-- any benefits?

    Are there any specific advantages to having the tone and volume pots be different values in a single humbucker setup?

    i.e.

    500K vol/250K tone
    250K vol/500K tone

    I know that the 250K bleeds more treble to ground, and a 500K bleeds less to ground, but is the range/sweep of the different value pots more ideal for volume versus tone? Does a 250K tone pot have more control over the range of tone roll-off than a 500K?

    I noticed the latest EVH Wolfgangs have 500K vol/250K tone and it got me to wondering if there's a specific reason for them not both being 500K.

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    Default Re: volume & tone pots different values-- any benefits?

    i would assume that they wanted to tame a touch of treble

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    Default Re: volume & tone pots different values-- any benefits?

    but couldn't that be done by just using 500K vol/500K tone and turning the tone knob down a hair?

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