So I was up late last night, playing my G3900 in a Daylight Saving Time fog, when the tone pot started shorting out. My addled brain hadn't gotten used to the time change yet, and it still felt like it was an hour earlier than it really was, so off I went to the workbench with the guitar and my trusty soldering iron in hand. While I was at it, I decided to replace the original mini-pots with some CTS pots from my box of spare parts. I wired everything back up and discovered that I now had a grounding problem somewhere in the circuit. Sigh. Tonight, I went back down to the workbench to redo all the soldering. Halfway through the job, it occurred to me that I'd never used the tone pot on this guitar anyway, so I decided to leave it out of the circuit altogether and just go with an ultra-simple hot rod setup: one pickup, one volume, nothing else. I've just finished wiring it up, and holy cow! What a difference. This guitar has always been warm and rich, but removing the tone pot has really opened up the twang. I'd expected it to be a subtle change. It's anything but. I'm now trying to talk myself into going to bed instead of staying up all night learning the "Wicked Game" solo. So far, "Wicked Game" is winning.