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Hey everyone! I know this is highly subjective but I am looking to upgrade my Wildkat and am looking for suggestions on what the best "products" to do so would be. I am going to use a local highly skilled shop to do the work but I have never done anything like this and want to educate myself first! I will be swapping out the switch , pots, jack and pups tone caps, possible a new nut. I am looking to drop a little coin on this as I love my Kat and was considering dropping a lot of coin on a IBJL Casino or something similar. I figure the upgrades to something I already am familiar with and love would come up cheaper than buying something new and since space and my old lady is a bit of an issue I would have to sell my Kat to accommodate the new axe! Thanks for any and all insight [confused]

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Well, I'd use Switchcraft jacks, switches, etc., CTS Pots. I just had to replace a dead bridge p/u in my Wildkat. After my luthier doing some legwork, we opted for Lollar P90's for a couple of reasons, one of which was ease of installation, and replaced both p/u's so they'd match.

 

I'm with you. Even though the 'Kat is a relatively inexpensive guitar, it's just an awesome player and worth a few upgrades. It's one of my top 4 "go to's".

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Ok so met with the tech and here is what we decided! pair of creme Gibson p90s, orange drop caps, new wiring, jack and switch, bone nut, new cts pots with something he described as treble bleed or taper or some such thing that sounded like a great idea and a tone pro bridge, finalized with a spit, shine and polish!

 

 

ps thanks Willy for the info!

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Ok so met with the tech and here is what we decided! pair of creme Gibson p90s, orange drop caps, new wiring, jack and switch, bone nut, new cts pots with something he described as treble bleed or taper or some such thing that sounded like a great idea and a tone pro bridge, finalized with a spit, shine and polish!

 

 

ps thanks Willy for the info!

ok here are some pics from the shop!

 

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