I bought a 2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard today from a buddy, but he wanted to keep the pickups. I said okay, got the guitar for $600 less than what he was asking without the pickups, and threw in a couple Epiphones... in the bridge is an Epiphone Hotch G. Now I have a problem. I can't rig this thing up to my stacks (ANY OF THEM!) without a horrendous screeching squeal coming through. Should I get new pots? Should I just rewire? Install Duncans? What do you think? I may try potting the pickups with parafin and beeswax, but I dunno.