Wanted to try converting my SSS American Performer an HSS for a little more versatility and "push over the cliff" when needed, (never use the bridge single), but as it's more of an experiment I didn't want to spend a bunch for right now. I ended up buying an MIM loaded pickguard cheap - with Alnico 2 Bumhucker/Alnico 5 Singles. I had test driven a Player with this config and was surprised at the sound, didn't feel like there was that much in it between them and the Yosemites, and the humbucker obviously added a new dimension. Anyway, we'll see how I get along with this setup once it arrives. Anyone else ever downgrade their pups from American to MIM and like em as much or better?