Thank you Retrobob, That's interesting! Those pots are instantly recognisable as fifties originals, Central Labs I think the brand's called. I read somewhere that the Gibson Historics have fake Bumblebees, not even reproductions. How would you describe the pickups? How do they differ from the originals? Perhaps this is an unfair comparison, I guess that the originals were covered? I applied an aged theme to my Tokai, this was because the Seymour Duncan pickups only came in an aged finish, so they would have looked odd with bright shiny hardware. I aged the bridge and Stoptail myself, then even changed the tuners for a Fake 58 set, their Kluson shrunken button set. I think this was over the top; do you remember as a child, finding a boiled sweet in your pocket, one that had been there for a very long time, it had half melted, stuck to the paper wrapper? Well the buttons feel like that, every time I tune a string, I'm left thinking, what is that? I rubbed the buttons down to take the hard edges off them, but they still feel wrong; I think I will refit the Gotoh SD90 Relic set, they looked right with the guitar and are I believe the same set Gibson fit to Reissues. Yes, that's important, have fun, change anything you believe will improve playing and ownership, but always keep the original parts and make sure everything you do can be reversed.