I'm looking to swap out the EMGs in my Epiphone 58 Goth Explorer with a 496R/500T set. Figured Gibson has a reason to put those in all their Explorers, right ? I'm one of the few persons to like the 490R/498T set, but I need a little more oomph, and those seem the way to go. Anyway, all of my Les Pauls have linear 300k volume pots in them, and all of the are plenty bright for me. Especially the 498T in the Studio / Custom is cornering on harsh, but it sits in a mix quite well. But all the Explorers come with 500k pots, at least according to Gibsons website. So, the big question is, what volume pots do I use in the Explorer ? Keep in mind that it is a naturally dark guitar, which is the reason I'm changing out the EMG Hetfields that are in there now. I need something more bright and cutting. Thanks !