Is the neck pup alos a SD? yikes! I've tried that. once. only once. To the OP The ES's I've bonded with had to go thru a few iterations of pickups/controls to dial them in, and that's the only thing I hate about ES's - lacing them back up. I can't count the number of times I almost got a volume or tone pot thru the set hole (using tubing or wire) and then 'dropped' it, forcing me to start over again.