I've have four new Bourns Model 95 Premium pots in my parts drawer for a couple of years. I actually sent an email to the company once, and they sent me some free samples. I never had a need to use them. Until today. The volume pot in one of my Strats has been getting noisier and noisier over the past few months, and cleaning it did no good. So I replaced the volume and the tone pot today (master vol / master tone) with the Bourns 95. I expected to not like them. Not sure why. I thought maybe the feel would be off somehow, or the taper would be horrible. I've experienced the exact opposite. Folks, I'm not a snake oil guy. I use whatever wire I have around. I use whatever cable I have laying around. I'm not picky about much at all. But I gotta tell you - I heard an immediately difference in the way that guitar sounds - much, much clearer. More snap and pop. And this is a guitar that I've been playing since 1995, and had the same pickups in it since 1999. The taper is really nice and gradual. And the feel is smooth - almost like its turning on sealed bearings or something. I would never claim to be able to hear the difference between various pots of the same value. The only reason I would ever buy something more expensive would be because the turn felt better, or because it had a reputation for durability. But these particular Bourns pots made this particular guitar sound better. I have no idea what they cost. Maybe worth a try if you're inclined. Just thought I'd pass it along.