AAAHHhhh! Getting buried in parts paralysis. Been looking around on the various guitar parts websites and getting confused by the plethora of parts with sparse details. Starting to think it may be simpler if I just have someone build the durned thing. And cost about the same, factoring in the costs/time/effort on my part to put it together. Found Parker Rhoad of The Rhoadhouse who does custom control plate builds that seems interesting. I've been emailing with him on a control plate setup. Settled on a simpler setup: reversed setup with a master volume at top, push/pull master tone at middle, then the 3-way switch at bottom in normal neck up, neck+bridge middle and bridge bottom orientation. The masters affects all 3 pups. Balancing will be done via pup height adjustments. The push/pull add the middle at any time when pulled out. This setup should be easier to deal with while playing with minimal fuss. He will mod my plate to fit the controls, so as soon as it arrives, I'll send it to UK for him to work his magic on it. Looking forward to getting Kakaha done! EDIT: Forgot to mention that it will also be solderless, which will be good IF* I get the urge to try different pups in future. *Probably will happen, LOL!