I have two Roadworn Teles with CTS log 250k and the volume pots will operate over about two thirds without going "dead" but they do drop a fair bit of treble. I have a Vintera 50s Tele - log CTS 250k and everything goes off just over half way with such a drop off in treble that I've fitted a treble-bleed cap and resistor. I've got a "Vintage" Brand import tele where the no-name pots work wonderfully and bright over the whole range and I've got two cheap Squier Affinity teles where the cheap pots also work over almost a full range. Same regarding the tone pots. The question - why don't expensive CTS pots work over the whole range without the sudden drop off? I have read it's because pro players like to reduce volume quickly when playing at high volume to reduce noise???? But most of us are home players mostly and we'd like the pots to work properly. Maybe it's something to do with the frequencies single coil pots put out because Gibsons tend to work well with their pickups. Surely Fender could specify a custom taper? My Fender Teles sound great flat out but I like to be able to adjust my stage volume without too much treble loss and to have a bit in reserve but I haven't found the answer yet. Has anyone found the ideal pot for a telecaster - or has anybody experimented with linear or reverse taper pots?