Re: Question regarding tone pots
Rule of thumb I've always heard was and 250K for tone pots, regardless of the pickup. I'd be willing to bet almost any guitar you looked at had that. It also depends on what you want to hear. I found this somewhere else.
1Meg = very bright sounding
500K = bright sounding
250K = warm, vintage sounding
1Meg = bright HB...shrill SC
500K = warm HB...bright SC
250K = muddy HB, warm SC
...the HIGHER the pot resistance value, the LESS high-frequencies are attenuated.
...the LOWER the pot resistance value, the MORE high-frequencies are attenduated.
If it were me, I'd leave the stock Fender tone pot and just replace the volume with a 500K