Awesome! Not only does the Australian component please me, but the fact that you appear to be within driving distance pleases me more
Hey Scarebear, thanks for the follow on Twitter! Yup, located on the Gold Coast so if you need any wiring help just give us a shout!
Definitely a worthwhile upgrade. Cheap electronics are so annoying. Even mid-priced guitars seem to have poor quality electronics. Switches that quickly wear out and scratchy pots that start to cut out in spots, grrr. I have never had any luck with cleaning them either (nor do I understand how they could have gotten so dirty so quick in a nearly sealed housing that is in a covered chamber.) Replacement is the way to go.
Couldn't agree more, AtrumKithara. Some of the wiring I have pulled out of guitars has been appalling. Unfortunately, some manufacturers cut corners in order to increase profits and an easy way to do this is with components which you tend to not see when purchasing a guitar - all the electronics hidden inside them. As for the trouble with cheap pots, if cleaning them doesn't help then chances are the tracks inside them are damaged or wearing out - common problem with the cheap ones.
Love that Tele on your website, AtrumKithara!