I bought a really good cheap off brand awhile ago for my first project. It's strat C style body, I decided that I will put a set of Seymour Humbuckers in it, ect but what I'm wondering is do the tone pots count? Like if i keep the cheap factory switch and cheap factory pots adversed to buying new ones will there be a tone difference?
You might get a better sweep on the knobs and the connections on the switch might not be as fiddly, but they're really the last thing to look at. If you have left over money if not you should be just fine with what you have