From an engineering standponit the invention of the Telecaster and later the Stratocaster was a quantum leap.
Nothing like it has been before. Both were totally untraditional and perfect right from the start.
Somehow I believe that only a non-guitarist like Mr. Fender could invent something...
To me it seems that there is a general problem with this model: There are far too many variants around today and the old ones are quite pricy.
You want a model to feel and sound like you experienced it when your guitarist friend lended it to you in 1972.
You see a Strat in Fender`s catalogue...
I have a long love/hate relationship with Strats. And I actually used to own more than a dozen of them over the years. From original 70ies to standard modern US models, MIJ, MIM to Custom Shop to Tokai.
First problem was that I am a heavy rock player and a Strat is basically too shrill on the...
I am more and more convinced that digital amps on digital media are a good and convenient thing.
For stage - use I ave not encountered a digital amp that does the dynamics and nuanced distortion like a tube amp, yet.
I actually use the mud-switch as it is. I like it.
As to capacitor values on a treble-bleed volume-pot: You cannot imagine how long it took to find the value that I like on my Boewe Strat-models. So getting this info from you will save me a lot of time if I should look for a mod on my 6119.
That maybe a possible answer to your problem.
I would first contact the luthier who did the resets and ask him. Although he did not succeed yet he would be the first that I would ask and then decide what to do next.
I really believe that our instrument consists of a guitar, a cable, maybe some effects, the amp and a speaker-box.
Some components really shine when combined some need other components to do so.
I have never been a friend of standard Stratocasters until I discovered the right rig for it...
I always wonder who is actually buying guitars like that.
For the sake of playing it you could get a working Ibanez at this pricepoint and be happy.
If you originally wanted to show-off with a luxury instrument and buy something like that for cheap, everybody and his grandma would instantly...