OK- building on my previous thread about the pickup swap on a 1989 SG '62 reissue, I have been doing some research. Down below is a picture of my wiring harness and ceramic capacitors for reference. So I was figuring out what all the numbers mean, and assuming the value of the soldered-over numbers, it appears I have 2 CTS volume pots R13787 and 2 CTS tone pots R13788. Those numbers tell me they are CTS made (R137) and produced in 1987/88 (87/88). So far so good. Then I have the 2 tone pots with the numbers 440-70-041, and two volume pots with the numbers 440-70-028. Finally, the 2 ceramic capacitors with the values of Mp 203M , 100V. OK. Now I have sent an email to CTS (for which I think is a dead end) and searched the net about these 440 number codes. So far, I can find no information about the 440 prefix, but using the site vintageguitarsandbass.com , I can find information on the numbers AFTER 440. What this tell me is: The tone pots xxx-70-041 have a linear(?) resistance of ONLY 100K, while the volume pots xxx-70-028 have a linear(?) resistance of 300K. I am not sure if any of these numbers might be affected by the 440 prefix, as this website only references Gibbos up to 1981, and don't include my particular SG. As far as the capacitors- i have read stuff but I still don't quite understand what those numbers mean. Thank you to those of you who have recommended the 500K pots in my previous entry. My questions are: 1)Does the 440 prefix have any bearing on the actual resistance of the pots labeled? 2)Does the 300K volume/ 100K indicate a sufficiently lacking capability? 3)Should I swap out all for 500K, both Volume and Tone? (or as 1 guy did, go up as far as a 1K? 4)Linear vs.Tapered? I'd ideally prefer a smooth, calibrated roll on/off and not a big jump between an indicated 8 to 10 on the dials(unless the jump takes me to a solid "11" ) 5)It'd be easy to swap the entire harness, so any recommendations on what would give a dynamic, clear, blasting sound if I am going to '57/'57+ classics or burstbuckers 3/5....and, incidentally, im having a hell of a time deciding how to go-- angus pups seem like the same as the alnico5's..are they? 6)Capacitors... what do my crap ceramics mean? maybe it isn't relevant. If swapping to 500k+ what is DYNAMITE? 7)Buying an entire harness, CTS or someone else? I want DD **** on my girl. I hear the Martin setup is nice, any and all feedback on this is appreciated- and buying a prefab setup is nice as the entire thing is being swapped out. 8)What I'm shooting for tone-wise, pardon the profanity, I want my guitar to FUCKING ROCK!!! I think that about covers it..... Thank you Thank you Thank you for any and all responses in advance.