So. a little while ago I posted a thread on creating my own Eric Clapton-ish Strat. I have to admit that I am in no way experienced in electronics, have never cut a nut, and am only barely fluent in multimeter usage. I have a strong feeling that not knowing what I was getting myself into was what allowed me to try. Several months back, I got the neck (Classic Player 50's), roughly cut the nut (I ended up with a nice set of nut files), and used an emery board nail file to shape the nut. I strung it up to see how to proceed with the nut, and to see what I needed to do to get the proper relief. That done, I ordered the electronic parts, and tried to finish the mod. I learned plenty on these mods, most of which was along the line of taking my time to get things right. I had lots of interruptions along the way, due to work and family commitments, and I made a mid-mod decision to power the mid-boost circuit with a Fishman Fluence rechargeable battery pack, instead of a battery. It was frustrating at times, but I managed to learn enough to get the job done (even had to reverse the polarity on one of the pickups). The guitar finally came to life today, It sounds great, and it gives me a Strat with some really unique tones. I'm still fine tuning the nut - slow and steady will get me where I want to go - and there are no strings hang up in the nut, so I feel pretty good about what I have accomplished there. It doesn't look like much of a difference, but after playing it for a bit this afternoon, I can say it's a huge difference in feel and sound. Needless to say, I am totally excited about my N-ishGD! Not too bad for a total modding newbie. I'm really happy about what I have accomplished, but I honestly think I'd rather play 'em than mod 'em from here on out.