1 smokebreak 2 months ago Hey there, first post. I entered into Gretsch-land 6mo ago, and started with a 5127, one of the beautiful lavenderish ones, with the 2000 pickups. I gigged with it for a while, but it just never sounded great, almost muffled, dull, uninspired. A set of TV Jones popped up used, a classic bridge, tarmond neck, in Dyna mount, so I've got those on there now. Same deal, just not great. I've played the tarmond in a vintage starfire that was one of the best sounding arrangements ever, for western swing/hillbilly jazz/rockabilly, etc, which is what I'm into.I put the 2000s from the Gretsch on an M75 Guild/Dearmond $300 guitar, and they sound great in there, with 500K pots. I might put the 2Ks from that one on an old archtop! But anyways, I'm looking for some guidance on how to get this guitar sounding great. I've adjusted the poles one too many times. I went down to the local vintage shop and played some prolines, and was surprised that my electromatic really kept up with them, playing/feel wise. I called TV Jones, and they said def 500K pots for both of those pickups.Then I started thinking, well, with the MV arrangement, that pot is always in parallel with the volume pot, effectively making the load 250K. However , I don't really see any instances where people are changing out the pots to 1M all around, to get to the recommended load for TV jones pickups, (as well as Dynas, I'm assuming). For instance, the Setzer hotrod that I played the other day, had a single 500K pot. So i guess my question is twofold: Am I correct in my wiring assumption? Is the one of the gretsch website accurate for MV, Vx2,T? Any other ideas to get this thing sounding alive?