Oh the other thing I wanted to mention was a comment I read in one of the threads that this guy was modding up a guitar and he said, "This will be the last guitar I do modifications on, it is costing me a fortune, and I still have an X guitar" and trying to figure out what the best components are that work especially well with what the guitar he has is another challenge. Now I say that with the realization that I have new Seymour D's pickups waiting to go into my Epi LP with DuhVoodooMan's wiring giving me push pull pots on all 4 so I can go split coil, or humbucker, and also phase switch, and Series Paralell I think is the fourth one. Also I have Fender Vintage Noiseless going into my 66 with a DiMarizio DP162 which will drop right into the P90 spot that I have now. Yes it will have the split coil option as well. So am I against mods? No, but I do think that dude who said it would have been better and cheaper to try and pick something up front that is close to where he wants to go and keep the mods down. It helps if you ever want to resell it. For example an Affinity all modded up isn't going to bring the same price as something that comes with the stuff you are trying to change into. There are exceptions to every rule, and even as I say this, I desire to build a body from scracth, and learn how to do the same with the neck. I just think this perspective is one worth considering as well. Hey the more knowledge the better to help you make that one best decision that is the right one for you. Hope this helps.