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Volume/Blend OR Volume/Volume ?

Most 2 pickup basses made today feature the Volume / Blend option.
But why ?
I find that most blend controls are not truly linear in operation – there is not a smooth blend as you sweep from one pickup to center to the other pickup. To my ears, as I make this sweep I hear mostly the favored pickup till center is reached, then moving to the other pickup the blend is not smooth, with the “new” pickup dominating early thru the sweep.

So, why not use two volumes ?
It seems to me this arrangement gives the player a more precise blend = more control of the bass’ voice.

Does this make sense to you ?
Is there a good reason the volume/blend set up is used most often ?

Thanks for your shared opinions.





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