#1
i read two instances here
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Fender/American+Vintage+62+Custom+Telecaster+Reissue/100/1
that they changed the wiring to modern wiring.what exactly does this mean and how does it differ tonally from the original wiring

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#2
it has to do with the order of tone/volume control wiring.

google is your friend: http://guitarnuts2.proboards45.com/index.cgi?board=wiring&action=display&thread=1885