I've read up on all posts here, on No-Load tone pots as well as - quite recent - to go into no-load vol pots, or disconnecting all of them via a bypass switch to go directly to the output jack. But I found no conclusive answer. Like I wonder if some pickups, single coils sounds the best at 250 K pots, and HBs sounds the best with 500 K pots, and some pickups sound harsh and icepicky with anything above 250K why exacerbate the shrillness with running them direct out, with no-load pots, or switching directly to the ouput jack? Then they - may - sound very different, and more often than not, detrimental to the tone. What do you say about this? I've just asked the tech support the other day of JBE pickups (Joe Barden Engineering) and he replied that all of JBE pickups, HB and "single coils" should be run through 250K and doesn't benefit from either no-load, or bypass switching them directly to the output jack...however it's clear that some other does... What do you say?