A few months ago, I posted looking for suggestions on PUs to bring my Gretsch 7609 (335-style) to life. The problem was major muddiness in the neck position (full size humbucker).
I decided on Phat Cats. The bridge pickup is absolutely killer, as is the middle position. However the neck is STILL muddy. I can pour on the treble at the amp and get a great, crisp sound on the neck, but then the bridge is an icepick. All in all, I love the 'Cats but can't get a balance between neck and bridge.
Soooo...this is indicating to me that the problem lies in something other than the pickups. Should I look at replacing caps???
One important thing: the tone controls on this guitar are absolutely useless, which tells me the other electronics are probably for crap too.