I have been starting to tinker with certain instruments again. I just finished a cleaning and setup of my 2000 LP std. I have been debating replacing the 300k pots on the neck pickup with 500k to brighten that up a bit. I have been debating the possibility of removing the plate, shielding the cavity and rebuilding it in a more traditional manor without the plate. I am not sure gutting it and such will really make any tangible difference. How many have done something similar to their LP and what did you think of the results? I have shielded pretty much all of the strats I have kept long term and now may way around that process but single coils in a strat are a very different thing than a LP which is pretty quiet as it is.