Just got done soldering in the volume pot and my god, there is an audible difference in tone and response compared to the RS pots I had installed in there; its like Pandora's tone box just opened up. I had installed a Centralab in the tone position of the bridge last week and noticed a change, but I had also installed some Lux Bees so wasn't quite sure. I wish I had taken a recording before to show what had happened, Ill break down what I'm hearing and what the values of the pots were and are now. Its a 2012 Gibson R8, I've got a vintage correct nylon nut, Faber locking bridge and tailpiece, Grover tuners and a Wolfetone Legend in the bridge wound to 8.3k with an A2 magnet. The pickup was always incredible, it has that bloom older PAFs tend to have, and the guitar itself is very resonant. What surprised me the most about this change is that I was expecting a much darker sound, as the Centralab volume pot read at 507k (the RS pot was reading 558k or something). What happened was that the highs were cut down a little bit, probably because of the -50k, but the whole sound became translucent. It was murky and thick before, but now its very clear and woody sounding. You can crank the amp and the treble up, and it will become thin but not ear piercing, if that makes sense? Before chords tended to mush together with overdrive, but now they bloom together. Buying some quality PAF style pickups got me pretty close, the Faber upgrades and the nut really balanced the acoustic sound of the guitar, but these pots have blown me away. I had a hard time believing that pots would affect the tone chain; I heard a few players say that 50% of the 50s Les Paul tone is in the control cavity, but after actually playing with the parts, its more like 60% guys if you factor in the caps. I had only seen a couple threads really break down the tonal changes these pots can have, so I'm leaving this here just as a reference. They are not cheap, if your looking for 50's Centralabs they are now $200+ on ebay, the 60's Centralabs are around $125-150. For reference it was a 1962 Centralab in the bridge that made the difference, and a 1958 Centralab in the tone control. Considering what I've spent on pickups alone, and considering what difference these pots made, I would say its worth it, even if they are over priced. I'm going to try and get a good recording of the guitar soon, and will post it here so you guys can hear it for yourself.