Recently picked up an Ian Anderson Standard Special (Humbuckers) and I really love it, but it's a bit too bright (all mahogany, tele body, rosewood board...should be bright with that equation). At any rate, I was going to try out a set of '57 classics, but after I got the Anderson pickup out, I could not get the braided lead of the '57 classic back into the wiring channel, WWWAAAYYY too narrow for all the braided cables crammed into such a narrow channel...I'm talking No. 2 wooden pencil narrow! The 3-way toggle is wired with vintage braided wire as well, so you end up with 5-vintage braided leads crammed into a 4-vintage braided cable sized whole. At any rate, in order for me to try some other pickups (which is what I do with all my guitars...what can I say, I'm a "tinkerer"), I'm going to either have to disconnect all these fat wires and figured out a way to route out the channel, or start over and re-wire the switch with reasonably sized wire, which is probaby the easiest. And, I figured, while I'm at it, I'd swap out the pots for either 450 or 500K, if that would "un-brighten" the sound a touch. Thoughts???