1 BennytheJet 4 months ago I just swapped out the master volume pot on my g5435 with a 1meg CTS pot. I was wondering if I'd get a little more oomph from the stock blacktop pickups. I can't really say definitively if they made any tonal difference, but I now have an actual volume taper (the stock pot was basically an on/off switch!), so I'm considering it a successful mod.I've gone back and forth about swapping the blacktops for HS Filtertrons. I'd like to be able to switch between my 6118t-120 and the 5435, but there's a noticeable drop in mids and even some volume. Does anyone use an EQ pedal with their filtertron-equipped Gretsch? I'd consider using a boost pedal, but I'd like something that would make up for the difference in the mid frequencies. Thanks again!PS If it looks to anyone like I'm exhausting every possibility before just giving in and swapping pickups, they're probably correct!