First the general build: Partscaster, white finish with gold hardware and torti guard, rosewood fingerboard on a maple neck, neck pickup only. Sort of an "anti-esquire" build. (Evil Esquire?) On the guitar I currently use, I have a Seymour Duncan humbucker in the neck position and rarely, if ever, switch to any other position, choosing instead to manipulate the sound through the tone and volume controls. I have considered completely removing the bridge pup and replacing the bridge plate with a whole, uncut plate to cover the existing routing on the guitar (standard Mexican body). Furthermore, I would replace the control plate to remove the unnecessary 3-way switch, leaving the tone and control. While this is a modification I plan on making, I have considered building a cheap partscaster with these modifications in mind. Therefore, the new build could have a minimized bridge zone, with no extra plate needed to cover any existing routing in the body. This might look funny with a pickguard not extending all the way to the saddle. Further, the control plate could also be minimized as far as length, with no switch, which saves a couple of inches down there. (Though there is concern that a short control plate might not exist in the retail world.) Now the real question here, with this theoretical build, would you like to see a big ol' gold humbucker on the neck side or a traditional chrome-dome single? What do you folks think about that?