After fighting with ground issue on the passive pickups I tried said go back to what you know and ordered this amazing @emgpickups 81 like I used in all my stuff before. Installed in minutes and sounds amazing. Never should have tried anything else. Debating on whether to put S/SA in neck which I rarely use neck pickups or wait for other single humbucker pickguard to get here and go that route.
"Mother Pearl" guitar build coming along just installed @gfs_guitarfetish kwikplug trucoil II in neck position and veh in bridge. Still plan to add hipshot locking tuners, hipshot fixed bridge and trem blocker and roller string trees.
New @gfs_guitarfetish kwikplug pickups and wiring setup arrived can't wait to install. Love these pickups(and I tried almost every major pickup company out there over last 35 years) gradually installing gfs Kwik plug sets in all my guitars.