Some techie question: 1) Is it possible to direct-mount (a la AVH and Petrucci) covered pickups or do they necessarily need pickup rings? 2) Also if I'm going for a mag/piezo/MIDI combo, why do I need selector switches to switch the source (i.e. from mag to synth etc?) Can't I just have 3 volume knobs onboard and trun down whichever I don't want to be audible? Additionally all these systems seem to include a momentary patch change sytem for the synth..can I make this footswitchable so I can remove a knob from the guitar? 3) I'm planning a rig like this: Guitar>VHT Valvulator>Boss GT-8 with POD XT in the FX Loop for the mag, Boss Ad-8 for the piezo, and Korg KAOSS>AXON 100>Korg Triton for the MIDI, all going into either studio monitors, keyboard amps or Bose PAS (have'nt decided). Can I set all this up with a single MIDI foot controller i.e. when I press one button I'll have a MESA Boogie with delay on the Gt-8, Martin D-28 on the piezo and some synth pads onthe MIDI and if I press the next the synth and piezo are bypassed and only the mags are working. Any clue? 4) Which pups are best for coil-tapping? I'm looking at a SD Jazz/JB combo as well as some Swineshead pickups. Also, is a coil tap with 3-way toggle the best way to go or the PRS 5-way rotary? Thanks!