Hello all! I've recently acquired a 2010 Gibson Melody Maker, non-P90 model. It looks like this: I've opened up the guitar to suss it out, and after stringing it up, I felt the pickup was way too bright, and I had to dial back the tone knob quite far down before I was ready to use it. I must admit, I'm not a fan of ANY bridge pickup wide open, so that's my tastes penned down. So what I did was replace the stock 500K tone pot with a 250K CTS replacement, used a 0.047uF WIMA cap, and even added a 200K shunt resistor between the hot wire and ground to bleed off some highs as well. As of right now, the tone is very usable wide open, while retaining that spank, twang and almost telecaster-like gutsiness; but I wonder if I should shop around for a replacement pickup, maybe something with a bit more low-mid oomph. From comparing a strat pickup that happened to be lying around, the pickup pole-piece spacing matches that of a strat single coil; furthermore, the screw holes line up as well. Does anyone out there happen to have the same guitar, and maybe could shed some light on any pickup mods you did to your instrument?