I was always under the impression that linear taper gave a very quick roll-off of tone which was hard to control, but log/audio taper pots spread the change out over the whole of the pot's range, so you get more control over adjustment.
It's the inverse. With a log pot, you have a quick roll off of high frequencies at the end of the course, so less control. The use of log pots are for the volume because our ears have a logaritmic behavior in volume intensity. In an eq section it's better to have a linear behavior for better control.
There are a lot of questions about what's the best for tone/volume, log or linear.
I think that it's personal. Someone prefer one as the other.
With a log pot you have more control in the first 50% of the course, but
drammatical roll off after. I think that if you need few changes in tone
and don't need to darken it too much, the log is preferible.
For example, in my semi-hollow body, i prefer a linear pot because i need
an accurate control in the high cut off when need jazzy warm sound (and that it's possible, because of cap i mounted, around 50% of the pot course).