I just finished completely rewiring my very naughty 2004 Mexican '72. It is much improved. This guitar kept failing on me. I got very sick of constantly troubleshooting it and putting it back together only for something else to fail. The neck pickup just started randomly failing and defied diagnosis. I decided to completely re-do all the electronics. She had to be in time-out in the corner for several months with her wiring hanging out because I was very angry with her being consistently contrary. I nearly became violent and got the circular saw. I used solid coper wire for everything except the ground wires. It is wired like a Les Paul now instead of the more complicated and frankly confusing original wiring. I think the two volume knobs interact better now. I put a Mojotone WRHB in the neck and a Fralin in the bridge. The bridge plate and bridge are from my 1999 '52 RI (I put Callaham ones in that 15+ years ago). The only thing left inside this axe that is original is one cap on the bridge tone pot. It now has CTS 500K pots, that really opened the top end of this guitar up. She also got a fret polish and new pickguard screws. I should have photographed the wiring harness before I put it back together. This thing was a royal pain to get back together in the routing channels under the pickguard despite my painstaking efforts to make the harness to fit perfectly on my cardboard soldering pattern. I won't be opening this up again unless I really have to. I don't plan on selling this, so the investment was worth it to me. It will be one of my gig axes once we can start gigging again. It inherently has that kind of plucky Beefheart-ish or Gang of Four sound (maybe a touch of D. Boon as well) that some Teles have. The guitar is MUCH improved by the pickups and wiring/component upgrades. Both pickups react very well with a Tube Screamer and my Prince of Tone.