Originally Posted by mikesr1963
When I upgrade I'm not looking for cheaper. I'm looking to say name brand parts from quality manufactures were/are used through out and it was done professionally and everything looks the part. If I sell one of my guitars I offer to lift the hood as well and it looks great.
Well, I got for the same parts that the highest end builders use. CTS or Bournes are the industry standard. I am talking more respected names in general than using pickup makers rebranded parts. I am not talking chasing out. I am not looking to spend more for an identical part from the same manufacturer. There are more expensive pots out there. But CTS is the gold standard so I use them. switchcraft is the gold standard for Gibson style toggles. If you want to pay more to pay more, that is your prerogative, but nobody who knows parts is going to look down on the industry standard. My rewired are professional grade and used by a couple professionals actually. I want mine to be reliable and use gold standard parts.