'allo me Droogies... today I want to hear all of your opinionated thoughts on the venerable P-90 pickup, and the amps and f/x that you like to use with them, and I have a couple of questions to throw down. I never had any interest in P-90 pickups until I started reading posts on this forum, way back in like 2007 or so. The first time I read a member's statement that an SG with P-90s had a tone to die for, I was like... "Really?... aren't those from the 40s, like the Spitfire and the Messerschmitt and the TBF Avenger?" Then I started listening for them, and I realized that: "Oh, that's the sound of the early Who recordings that I like so well, and it's the sound of Lennon's guitar after he gave up on that little Rick that he played his early hits on... and more and more. I realized that FZ used them to make some of his sounds, as did Bob Marley, and then I saw Pat Metheny using them to play Jazz, and I listened more and more and more. It's been an interesting Odyssey, learning stuff. The P-90 seems very versatile to say the least, and clear as a bell when dialed in that way, and rude and growly when called for, and jangly and bright at will. So I've been absorbing wisdom from this site for eight years now, and developed a hankering in my craw for a P-90 guitar of my very own. I finally bought one a few months ago, when all the sturm und drang about Gibson's 2015 models was at its height. My vote in the debate was to buy a brand new Epiphone ES-339 P-90 pro when M/F marked them down to an irresistible price. I've only made cosmetic mods to this blonde beauty so far, wanting to grok the P-90 vibe in fullness as we used to say. First question: If I was going to replace the wiring harness, would a set of Gibson 300K pots be a good idea for these single coil p'ups? I have the original wiring harness from my 2007 SG special, which I removed intact to replace with high quality 500k components, and this opens up the sound of the '57 Classic humbuckers. I was wondering if the 300k pots would be more appropriate for the P-90s. Also, I have them just sitting in a box, along with some other components. I have another harness with 500K pots that I could use. Which to choose... Second question: I want to hear opinions on the Chinese made P-90s that came stock in my Epiphone. They sound ok to me, and I've played this guitar for several months, getting to know them. If I were going to start ripping into it, I'd put a new wiring harness in first, and then play some more and listen. While I was doing that, I'd watch for Gibson P-90s to go on sale, and I'd also consider getting a set of Lollars, or Lindy Fralin's, or maybe Golden Age. I'm not in a hurry to do these mods, just wondering if guys here who have more experience with P-90s would have an opinion. Is a pickup upgrade worth considering for this Epiphone, or are the Chinese made p-90s just as good? What improvements in tone would come with the boutique pickups, if any? And of course, I want to hear all about the amps and f/x you guys use with P-90s and why.