I'll look into that. Down to 1N? Don't you mean up? (1000pF). I hate the nano farad thing. It makes me do math.
OK, I know the difference now.
The "Stupidly wonderful tone control" extra resistance was somehow cutting my highs slightly.
Which doesn't make much sense since the volume control, if not at max, would do the same thing.
It is a very slight difference. I can hear my higher strings slightly better.
So this is a mystery, but in any case I changed my drawing to a typical tone control by shorting the wiper to the cw leg (or moving one wire).
Now you have to tweak the volume if you change the tone, but it sounds better. Ever so slightly, but better.
Update: Nope, I can't do it. Maybe it was my imagination.
Maybe it's the orange paint