#1
i searched, google and UG, no luck


anyways, what are the pros and cons over having 4 pots instead of just two? this is for a double humbucker setup.

i mainly play alot of metal, but also some blues-like music.


im asking this because im thinking about converting my jackson from just two pots to two push pulls to practice wiring a guitar for homade project.
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#2
simply there's more flexibility with separate volumes and tone pots. there's also more stuff that can get in the way of your picking hand if they're inconveniently placed.

sounds like a cool idea.
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#3
Personally I'm fine with 2 or 3 pots, so long as there are 2 independant volume pots. I don't care much for the tone knobs, they stay at full
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#4
More pots = more control, but I'm even fine with just one volume, the three on my strat makes me feel spoiled.
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#5
awesome, ill do it. thanks guys
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#6
i'm a fan of 1 volume setups simply for the minimalistic-ness of it and ease of live use. no extra knobs to worry about = more time to focus on rocking out

plus i like the sound of humbuckers better with no tone pots.
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#7
Tone pots give you added control over your sound. Why anybody wouldn't want one is beyond me. With an HH set-up, you can set your tones independent of each other. For example, switching from a rolled back, thick jazzy/blues sound to a screaming lead with two tone is as easy as flipping your toggle switch, as your rhythm can be set to 6 and treble to 10 - you don't have to flip your switch AND turn your single tone pot.