So, oddball question but I figured what better place to ask. I am the current owner of an SX 5 string jazz. I have an insatiable desire to turn it into a poor man's marcus miller V. This includes the obnoxiously large pickguard. However I want to keep the Audere preamp that I have on it currently. The problem is that if you look at the actual product (http://www.audereaudio.com/index.htm) the preamp is mounted straight onto the metal and not all separate pots. The question: Would I be able to remove the preamp from the metal piece and mount it straight to a custom pickguard without endangering the preamp? Note: the custom pickguard would have the proper holes drilled so the pots would line up correctly.