Got some help soldering and we went thru with the rewiring to modern 3way. Followed the schematic, removed that bass tone part(cap?) and changed the pickup wires. At first listen it sounded right, though the volume/tone rsponsiveness seem to be squeezed into a smaller area of the knob turn, which I guess I can live with. Neck position is nice and fat, middle pos. a bit more "nasal", but then there is the inevitable problem: bridge pickup is really low in volume and thin-sounding. It used to be a tad louder than the neckpup before, but now it sounds like all the "hair", body and volume has been sucked out of it. Would really appreciate some pointers on what might be the problem. I'm tempted to post some sound samples to have some new ears judge.