I have two strats and they both have gold lace pickups in them. They sound almost identical, which is what I was going for, but now I want something different. I've decided to save some cash and instead of buying an HH strat, I'm going to take the DiMarzio Freds out of my Squier Jagmaster and put them in my 98 American Strat, which has a swimming pool route. Not only would I then have two unique sounding instruments, but I get to whip out the old soldering iron and get away from these 4 rotten kids for a few hours. I just bought the HH pickguard on eBay, so there's no turning back now. I know I'll need 500k pots and maybe a capacitor or two. I'm considering going to a three way switch. Would that make wiring it all up any easier or more difficult? Ive soldered a few strats and feel pretty confident about doing that now, but I have very little experience with humbuckers.