My guitar is of the HSS configuration (hum sing sing) and I want to upgrade all three pickups.
Would I have to get another switch or two installed if I wanted to split the single-sized 'buckers (i.e. in the middle of a song, or for the next song, you know how it goes)? I understand that splitting means making it go from two to one... but that requires switching? Hope that ain't a dumb question... I'm a bit unclear as to how that works.
My main concern is adding significantly to the price quote the guitar tech gave me for doing a simple swap-out for an HSS guitar. The cost of the new 'buckers plus 70-something bones to do the job (I have no idea how to do it myself, though if I went back to L.A. to visit the homeland I could probably have a buddy help me) is already a heady price to pay, as I'm floating below the poverty line and living on a research assistant's meager pay. :D Ahhhh... but in three to five years from now (knock on wood) there will be a "Dr." in front of my name, and after going through all this madness that will take all of my twenties to get through... I'll be making... uhhhh... forty thousand dollars a year! WooHooo!!!
Out of curiosity, does any other pickup maker make such interesting doohickeys? Or is that purely an SD thing?