Hi folks. I have Gibson v98, which has a modern Flying V form factor, but the controls are laid out like a 58 V. I've replaced the hot pickups with a Seth Lover bridge and neck, and I'd like to get some feedback on some other planned mods.
(1) The throw of the toggle switch bothers me, and I'd like to rotate the pickup selector switch so that the throw is at a 45 degree angle (similar to a Strat) as opposed to up/down (vertical). Unfortunately, the switch is one of the shallow 90-degree Switchcrafts, and there is no room underneath the pickguard to rotate it.
Currently, it has a switch like this:
Would one of these shallow Switchcrafts fit?
(2) I kinda feel silly about asking this question, as I feel I should know the answer. I'm adding a push-pull pot and it *just* barely fits (height-wise). I was planning on shielding the control cavity with copper foil, and I was concerned that it might be a problem if the bottom of the pot touched the copper tape. I suppose I could put a piece of electrical tape on the bottom of the pot if this would be a problem, but would it be a problem (let's assume I'm grounding to the pot chasis)?