So much tone pot worship, how about those of us who don't really care for it? What's the guitar, what do you play, what pickups are installed? I was doing work on my black beauty installing a StewMac Parson's Street A2 overwound and was checking my wiring and decided to just pull the capacitor out to take my tone pot out of the signal. I love how intense and raunchy it made it, hits a good GnR tone or some of the 80s metal. So I was a lot less hesitant and got a melody maker with no tone at all, I might wire the one in my black beauty back in. Now I'm wondering what pickups to try it with. It came with an Invader which is pretty badass for the high gain stuff I play. I have sitting around in my box of pups a DiMarzio PAF master, 36th anni, Super 2, seymour duncan P-rails and Custom. I also may take the HB-sized filtertron out of my middle of of black beauty and try it too. I'm thinking of ordering a GFS Mean 90. I'm expecting the PAF master will be too harsh and the Super 2 too bright but only one way to be sure. There's always the treble knob on the amp!