1 MacStevenXIII 2 years ago (A continuation from my question on this thread, but I wanted to start a new thread dedicated to my wax potting question)I know this has been discussed on these pages before but with the crash I'm finding a lot of empty threads so I figured it couldn't hurt to get a new thread going again. That, and I'm also wondering more specifically about the Setzer Signature pickups.In my 6120RHH I have a TVJ Classic in the bridge and a T'Armond in the neck. I've wanted to get a Setzer sig for the bridge since they were announced and now I'm ready to order one this week but I'm wondering if I should order it un-potted.I've have read a few opinions (Tavo, Don Butler) about un-potted filtertrons, including the Setzer sigs, and how they sound more vintage correct, and that they are cleaner and have more string separation on the lower wound strings than the classics and are also smoother on the unwound strings, or that they just sound better in general.I've also read that the differences to some people are so inaudible that it's not worth the price of feedback/squealing resistance that wax potting provides.The music I play is at the very least mildly overdriven and on a few songs I'm hitting the fuzz pedal or getting into that Horton Heat psychobilly freakout high overdrive almost distortion territory hard. I don't really play clean at all. I play through a 67 Bassman 2x10 combo. With my current set-up I don't really experience any feedback or squealing issues. Every now and then when holding out an A it starts to run away from me and feedback. I play at stage volume usually not mic'd.Do you think ordering the Setzer sig in a very light wax potting is the best option for me?WB replied to my question in the other thread; "Mac, I think TV Jones pickups come with light potting stock, I don't think he triple-vacuum dunks them.Filtertrons are not very microphonic pickups even unpotted, because of the way they're constructed and wound.That said, if you play with overdrive/distortion pedals a lot, and you play loud, a pickup that's been potted is handy, and not as evil or toneless as some people make them out to be."