I have owned my main guitar - a Melancon Custom Artist - since the summer of 2004. The thing is a monster. Nothing I have ever owned comes close, IMHO, to the tone of this thing. I have Wagner SR/SR/Goodwood pickups. (S/S/H). The electronics are stock from Gerard. The SR's are fantastic single coils, but what gets me about this particular guitar has always been the richness of the Goodwood humbucker. I was inside the electronics looking at it, honestly trying to find out why it sounds so damn rich. Nothing fancy in there - even a ceramic cap. But then I noticed the volume pot is a 250K pot. Now I have fiddled with guitar electronics since I was a teenager, but it never struck me to use a 250K pot with a humbucker. I always just assumed 500K was it when using a humbucker and you use 250K with single coils. My question then to those who know - what effect is this pot having on my humbucker? And, since I dig this sound so much, should I just get 250K pots for all my humbucker loaded guitars to see if it sounds better? Does it make them brighter, darker, louder or what?