So I’m converting a Strat Pro HH Shawbucker into an HSS with an SD Pearly Gates HB in the bridge position along with two single coils that have not yet been determined. This will be my first HSS as I have no previous experience with this pickup combination. Consequently, I’ve started this thread to ask for opinions from those who do have experience with pickup matching using a Humbucker with 2 single coils. I could use one of the Shawbuckers or even an Onamac Top Shelf (7.4k), but I think the Pearly Gates HB (7.2k) in the Bridge is the best of the three. I wasn’t planning on coil splitting the HB. The single coil pickups available to me for this project include: Fender Original 57/62 Set - 5.6k ea. Fender Custom Shop ’69 Set - 5.25k ea. Fender Ltd. Ed. Pure Vintage ’54 x 2 Sets - 5.85k or 5.95k Fralin Blues Special Twin Blade Set - 4.83k + 5.67k Dave Vidal Custom Hot Re-wound EJ Set - 8.2k + 8.7k I have a variety of pots: 200k, 300k, 400k, 500, 1Meg, including Audio Taper, Linear, some with DPDT switches, and several no-loads. My thought at this point was to connect the Neck and Middle p'ups to one 250k no-load tone pot and the PG to a 500k tone pot. I’m not sure about what volume pot value to use. The pedals currently on my board include: Durham Sex Drive EP Booster KOT v4 with extra gain Wampler Tumnus (NPD – today) Neunaber Wet Reverb Boss CE-2 Chorus On-board Amp Delay On-board Amp Compression Amp is a Fender Mustang III V2 with about 12 different custom clean models along with 90 other various models which I don’t use. I’m thinking of getting another tube amp in the near future, perhaps something like a Princeton, DRRI, or even a Carr Skylark – I haven’t made that decision yet. I play clean a lot with a bit of boost and occasionally with some dirt. Any help from all of you with ideas about pairing single coils to an SD PG is appreciated and would help save a lot of time experimenting.