Ok, here's what I'm thinking, and wondering if it would be feasible: Let's say you take a Ric, get rid of the Ric-O-Sound, and instead wire each pickup in mono to each output jack separately. Then, would it work to go from the bridge pickup to a distortion box (for a little grit) then to a Y-splitter/joiner, and from the neck pickup directly to the Y-splitter/joiner, then into the input of the amp? Would this screw up the signal too much, or do you think it would accurately reproduce the sound of an unaffected neck pickup output mixed with a slightly distorted bridge pickup? Do I even know what I'm talking about? I'm not sure myself... lol.