|I was browsing through a back issue of Vintage Guitar from 1994 that I picked up the other day, and ran across this letter to Seymour Duncan that was so precious I had to share it with you folks. This one ranks right up there with the urban legend of the help-desk call about the computer "beverage holder". If the writer of the letter is an AMPAGE reader, my apologies, and my admission of even worse gaffs is hereby admitted....(I just won't tell you about them).
The letter, as printed, is this:
" A repairman told me to use two 50k pots into my guitar, and now that I did that, the tone is mushy with no clarity in the high end. What did I do wrong?"
Once he stopped chuckling (which I'm sure he didn't want to admit in print), Seymour politely responded that what the repairman *probably* meant was 250k pots, and he then proceeds to explain about loading down pickups, etc.
I suppose the moral here is: Make sure that you say things in a way that *everyone* will grasp, even the newbies (and maybe *especially* the newbies).