26 jmkoeln 3 weeks ago I apologize for misunderstanding your question jmkoeln, I nearly steered you in the wrong direction. My esteemed colleagues, TP and Proteus set things straight. Thanks guys for interpreting his question correctly.I plugged in my 5422 and examined how the PuVolPots worked. The way mine is wired, in the middle position of the 3 way switch, if I roll off either volume, I get a reduced volume from that particular pickup. If either is zeroed, then no sound is produced. If I remember correctly, my Gibson guitars do pretty much the same thing. It's actually a good feature, as I don't have to zero both PuVolPots, to silence the guitar. It doesn't seem to have the symptoms that jmkoeln is writing about. Is mine somehow different than the Streamliner? I'm still a bit confused by reading his description of the problem, because I don't appear to have any guitar that exhibits those symptoms. No need for excuses sir! Amongst so many shepherds it's almost impossible to loose the right path The funny thing is, i had a 2655T, a 2655 and a 5655TG to test and only one of them (alas i don't remember wich) worked the way i thought it should be: You could control the Volume of each pickup independently.Both others would rapidly decrease their volume to almost zero, as soon as you started turning either pickup-volume-knob. I didn't really examine this issue further, because i thougt it was just badly treated showroom-pieces. Later i found some forum-threads with a number of complaints concerning the same phenomenon.But now i relax and wait until my guitar arrives and let the dealer do the right fixes - if necessary.....Though i would love to find out WHY so many Gretsches are wired in a way that irritates the consumer so much. Since the fix seems so easy.......Has anyone ever talked to Gretsch-staff to try to get a comment on this?