Alright guys. I think it's time for a thread to compile all sorts of 8 string ibanez active-passive conversion info here! Pics, schematics , and other info would be greatly appreciated. A lot of these threads have to be dug up! I'm still waiting on my PK and CS to come from Nick, but here's some info i've got so far: -The tabs on the bkp's need to be trimmed 2-3 mm to fit the routes - There are emg housings on guitarjonesusa.com for like 3 dollars - fretsonthenet.com has all your pickup ring needs. Right now bucketbot and I are working on getting cavity frames rather than full pickup rings. They will fill the gap between the route and the body, and will require no additional drilling into the body, but rather long screws to go into the already existent EMG routes. - Petey G. kept the standard 3-way switch, and added a coil split mini toggle: one position standard, second position split one pickup, position splits both pickups. - Guitarwiz2k did the 5 way switch + phase inverter + coldsweat matched set in his! Here are links to some of the threads that have the info from above. It would still be great to get more info and feedback + projects in progress! 5 way switch + phase inverter+ BKP coldsweat set (Guitarwiz2k) : http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pi...ay-switch-and-mini-toggle-phase-reversal.html Coldsweats in RGA8 + pickup rings (Petey G.) http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/ex...modded-rga8-and-meshuggah-content-inside.html Passive Covers to retain that stealthy look! http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/ex...ng-bkps-with-plastic-covers-for-a-2228-a.html Bucketbot's Painkillers in an RG2228 http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/extended-range-guitars/118168-rg2228-with-bkp-painkillers.html GatesofCarnage's BKP adventure! http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pi...5-gatesofcarnages-bkp-intrepid-adventure.html 8 String BKP options. There's a good list from Nolly in here! http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pickups-electronics-and-general-tech/121350-8-string-bkps.html MF_Kittens Agile 830 with BKP Painkillers. (great example of the clarity of Painkillers on the Low F) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbnh...9A5535E1&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=10 808's to Passives: Answered by MaxofMetal http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pi...122150-from-808s-to-bkps-pots-and-wiring.html Yevetz's RG2228 refinish + passives http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/ex...s/extended-range-guitars/ext...t-started.html ShredCow's Schecter C8 with passives and rings http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/extended-range-guitars/extended-range-guitars/ext...-passives.html LeftyGuitarJoe's half passive conversion http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/extended-range-guitars/126461-schecter-damien-elite-8-half-passive-conversion.html Peteus's Agile 828 passive to active conversion http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/extended-range-guitars/128498-agile-interceptor-828-active-to-passive-conversion.html#post2108343 That's all i've got for now. I know there's much i've overlooked, but it's late and i'm getting tired! Anything else that 8 string owners can add would be awesome! **EDIT** Thanks for the contributions so far guys! And also thanks to Mesh for stickying this!