I was at rehearsal on Thurs. night and had a couple of my guitars on hand. One of my favorite players is a 65 ES335 (not 100% original). When I compared it to some of the other guitars I had, the tone was dark and somewhat lifeless compared to the other two solid bodies with humbuckers in them. I have no idea what pups are in the 335, I bought it back in 1991 and I knew that it wasn't 100% original. I love the feel (and weight) of this guitar and looking for replacement pups that can bring it back to life. I have searched the threads and maybe I am just missing it. But if any of you with experience with older ES335's can make some recommendations on pickups, I would be greatly appreciative. I need to bring this baby back to life. My playing style is clean, with a bit of overdrive. I like some brightness and warmth......a nice balanced tone that will revive my baby. I have read about PAF style pickups with many recommendations, but as we know , they sound different in various guitars, so I am looking to focus on the 335, any advice or steering me in the proper direction would be very appreciated. I am also considering having it rewired or new pots.... my volume controls are not smooth (minimal linearity in volume increase or decrease, it either jumps up in volume, or drops real low, need more control over it) and was wondering what/if anything can/should be done about it. Thank you!