So this weekend I picked up my first Les Paul, and it's really cool. It's different and familiar and and fun and challenging and I'm still working out what it likes to do and what I can coax out of it, but it's fun. Pics and the like here: https://www.tdpri.com/threads/ngd-im-a-lawyer-now.1041485/#post-10025873 Anyway, aside from being my first Les Paul, it's also my first guitar with a dedicated volume and tone control for each pickup, and I've noticed that in the middle position, things don't work the way I figured they would. I thought that, with both pickups engaged, the pickups' respective volume controls would let me blend the two pickups however I liked; I could keep them even, say, or have the neck on full and brighten just a touch with a dash of bridge. I thought that engaging the middle position with, say, the bridge volume on 10 and the neck on 0 would sound just like the bridge position (alone) on 10. Turns out it doesn't work that way on my LP (relative volume changes between the pickups are not smooth, turning one pickup all the way down cuts out everything...), and turns out that's actually normal. A little Googling brought up this article, which details the what and the why and the how to change that: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21106-mod-garage-decouple-your-les-pauls-volume-controls Long story short, you can rewire an LP-like layout so that it works the way I thought it would, though this causes major treble loss when playing at less-than-full volume, necessitating a treble bleed if you're not into that. Has anyone tried this? Did you like it? Do you not see a point to it at all?