This is my first post on the forum, so please forgive me if these are stupid or obvious questions!
I'm planning to replace the stock pickups and pots on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard (great guitar, but muddy and dull sounding). I'm pretty much decided on the A2Pn and CCb combo, which seems to come highly recommended on these forums! (Or possibly a set of 59's, since that would be quite a bit cheaper. Any thoughts?)
My question is about replacing the pots, since this is not something which I have done before. From searching on the forum, Allparts CTS 500k pots would seem to be a good option. Would I need long shaft or short shaft (presumably split shaft) pots for a Les Paul STD?
Also, do you get different types of pots for volume and tone, or would you get 4 identical pots?
Previous posts also mention replacing the tone cap, which is something I have not heard of. What sort of benefits would this give, and would it be worthwhile? If so, any suggestions as to make/specs?
I will be grateful for any advice or suggestions on what I should be doing to get the best out of this guitar. I play mostly rock and blues through a Marshall Valvestate 100 amp. I love the GnR SLash type tone, but I'd like to keep the guitar versatile.
Many thanks for your help, and a merry christmas to you all!