Hello everyone! I am new to the forum. Hi to everyone! English is not my native language so my writing might sound odd once in a while. I have a Telecaster Player Series SC and I find it really comfortable to play. I like the neck profile and how it feels ergonomically although many people consider playing telecaster as something uncomfortable. I also bought a Vintera 70 s deluxe and it is supposed to arrive this week. I just wanted to share some thoughts and see if someone has the same experience. I am not technically savy but a friend of mine is a luthier so I tried different combinations of pickups and pots in different guitars. When I discovered that changing pots to a higher value could bring a guitar back to life ( brighter , livelier, and with a little bit more of volume and character ) I started doing it so , as a cheaper solution for guitars instead of swapping pickups. I had a bad result with an Affinity telecaster where i put 500k and did not like the result. Too trebly and shrill without harmonics. I must say it was not much better with 250k even tough I changed at the same time the pickups for a Fender 64 set. I ended up selling the guitar and now I am thinking of installing 300k or 500k for volume pot in my Player Series. I think the neck pickup could be really exciting with a little bit more clarity so if the guitar brightens too much I could play with the tone pot when playing in middle and bridge positions. Not that is bad as it is because I think they did a great job, but it is a little bit tamed, dont you think? It plays much better with overdrive but while playing clean I get more that feeling. I opened the cavity and the capacitor read 0.047 and i will leave it as it is because i dont want to alter drastically the sound of the guitar. Is anyone thinking similar to me? I was comparing my telecaster to a Mexican Standard Strat that has the underappreciated ceramic pickups and although they are round they have clarity and bite, even more than the neck on the telecaster. I could say that I like the texture of the neck of the tele which has that tridimensional feel but lacks a little bit of definition , character. I am not sure if I am able to convey what I am trying to. Anyone has changed the pots with good results?