My guitar has an H/S/H setup. Im putting an emg-81 in the bridge and a split coil humbucker in the neck and leaving single coil. I have a 5 way switch with 1 tone and 1 volume. In order to for the new setup to work i need to install new pots for the emg and leave the single and neck pickup wired for my current pots right? I know mixing active with passive generally kills the tone of one, but if i wire the switch so that the emg is never running with the passives, i should be fine. I would just like to know if this will work. thanks.
It will work.
The wiring will be really really messy, there MIGHT be feedback, and you might want to bring it to the pro to wire it if you still want it.