Hey guys, Thought I'd share, I just got my AVRI '69 Thinline back from the shop with a bunch of upgrades and I couldn't be happier with the results! Here's a list of what was done: -Stock P/U's replaced with Lollar Special T's -Stock bridge replaced with Rutter's Tele bridge -New pickguard from Terrapin (parchment) -3-way switch replaced with 4-way -Pot values changed from 250k to 500k All the work was done by Big John's Guitars in Denton, TX and let me just say first that John is a standup guy who does incredible work and great prices. I have tried most of the "big" guys in Dallas (i won't list names, but if you live in Dallas, you know who the most popular shops are) and John's work is bar none the best and he was really fast on the turn around. Let's just say I have finally found my guitar guy locally! Here's a pic of the stock '69: And here's the upgraded '69: As far as tone and feel, this thing feels and plays 100% better. The Special T's are definitely warmer than the stock, but I can still roll into the treble position to get that Tele sparkle that I need. The change in pot values makes my tone knob more useable and with the 4 way, I have such a diverse range of tones. The Rutter's feels like such a huge improvement, I was always hitting the stock ashtray with my picks and i can tell an improvement in sustain and clarity of the notes. I'm also glad to get rid of the sparkle-y tele pick guard to something more subtle. First gig tomorrow with it, I'll let you know how it goes!