Replace EVERYTHING?

Telefan

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I'm gearing up for an overhaul on my '78 LP Standard. It currently has very hot pickups and a Jimmy Page wiring scheme with push-pull pots for series, parallel, phase, etc. I'm gonna pull all that stuff out (it's just not my thing) and replace it with a pair of Lollar Imperials and one of his pre-wired kits. Here is my question: as long as I am replacing those component parts, is there a good reason to also replace the jack and toggle switch? There is noting wrong with either...and I am a novice (at best) at DIY guitar tech'ing. Part of me thinks if it ain't broke, don't fix it...and the other part thinks, as long as I'm in there replacing electronics, I might well replace everything. Any thoughts on this from you more experienced folks?
 

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I would leave the jack and toggle switch alone if there are no issues with them.
 

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while i concur with above advice, it reminds me of a true story that happened to me years ago. i had just completely rebuilt a 57 chevy convertible short of a complete frame off. everything new...wiring harness, front end cap off and painted. by brother rebuilt the 283 and the parts house didn't have a fuel pump when he put it together. we chose to let it slide. everything else was replaced. guess what happened on the two hour drive back to my place......
 

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Nah, don't replace them until they are a problem.
 

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Imperials are great pickups. The whole coil taps are not my thing and I understand why you don't want it.

You could just use the existing pots to save some money or go all out.
 

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I could re-use the pots, true, but I want the cleanest, simplest signal path possible. And I'm stoked about the Imperials; I have a set of Lollars in my Jazzmaster and I love them. Can't wait to hear my '78 boat anchor with pickups more appropriate for what I play.
 

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If you do not use the switch part of a push-pull then the signal path is identical to that of a regular pot.
 

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