I recently changed my LP Standard back to stock including the junk Gibson 300k linear volume pots that do nothing. I like the tone of the guitar but hate that the pots do nothing. I want to try and retain the tone while increasing the function of the volume and tones pots.
I had at one time installed CTS 500k audio taper pots and the sweep and swell was great but the guitar got pretty darn bright since it is already a bright and lively LP. I am thinking maybe I could replace the Gibson 500k tone pots with better quality CTS 500k pots and replace the 300k linear volume pots with CTS 300k audio tapers. I am sure, may of you feel I should just go 500k all around.
I am also going to replace the ceramic disks with .022 orange drops. I still have those Hovland caps sitting around.
I have the stock Burstbucker Pros which are already low output; so it seemed to me to make more sense to use 300k pots. No? The BB Pros are pretty low around 8.6k or so and I realize this isn't the only way to judge a p'ups output, but they are only a little hotter than 57 classics and I guess on par with Duncan 59s and PGs. I would assume guitars using stock 57 classics get the 300k treatment? I say this since lower output p'ups don't have a hot wind, hence are naturally brighter calling for lower value pots. True?
I am a very confused individual at the moment.
Thanks for any help.