- Apr 18, 2016
So I ordered the vintage prewired kit for my les paul standard 50's from RS guitar works. I was expecting maybe at least a bit of improvement. Unfortunately it went the other way. I read so many reviews of people describing "like taking a blanket off my amp" with me it was like putting a blanket over my amp. Maybe a couple. Should have left well enough alone. The bridge pickup actually wasn't much different but the neck pickup is pretty much unusable now. The taper of the volume is much better. But when turning it down, it doesn't sound like it retains the highs. Unfortunately I spent a lot of money getting it shipped to Canada (Dam UPS import feets cost more than half what the kit cost) and having it professionally installed. Big let down. I hate the thought of paying more money to have my tech change it back. I wonder if I should just go all the way and get some boutique PAF pickups voiced with more highs? Actually when listening to the bridge pickup it sounds a bit warmer, it actually isn't bad. Maybe a slight improvement. But I'd definitely have to do something about the muddy sounding neck pickup.