Okay, the deal is that I have a Stingray that has sentimental value to me, so I will never sell it, and I don't want to drop a grand to buy a Sterling. However, I'm pretty tired of the sounds I'm getting with my 'ray and I really like the sound options of the Sterling with its pickup switch. So I was thinking of buying a Sterling-type preamp and another control plate and drilling a hole in the plate between the mid and bass knobs for a small 3-position switch (instead of drilling the body). Has anyone done this type of mod before? I'm not very knowledgable about electronics so I don't even know if something like this would even work. Any ideas/suggestions?