For my 30th bday, my grandparents passed down my dead uncles bc rich st3(superstrat with 2 s.c. and 1 hb, schaller trem) to me. I grew up playing this guitar and have always wanted it because of sentimental reasons. I am beyond honored to have it and I really want to rotate it into my usual arsenal of guitars. I love the feel of it, but I'm not so sold on its stock pickups. They just aren't my style. I was thinking about swapping pickups out to help make it a 'utility' guitar. Something that my p90 equipped guild and jazzblaster(wrhb) won't be able to cover. Here are my ideas for it: 1.) I love danelectros and that middle strat pup sound. I was thinking about putting a lipstick in the neck, but I'm not sure if they can be put in this type of guitar? for the middle position, I was thinking about the glassiest, chimiest type of strat pup, something along the lines of dire straits. Thoughts on that? 2.) I'm not sure what to put in the bridge humbucker spot. I was thinking about a gretsch style pup like a filtertron. Again, not sure if it will fit into the guitar because of the schaller trem system. I'm not very familiar with the trem system besides I hated changing strings on it when I was younger. It hasn't had a string change since I last did it, prob when I was seventeen or so. haha. They are def. gross feeling. 3.) Can I lock the trem so I don't have to use the locking nut at the top? I don't ever plan on using the trem system on it. 4.) I'm also open to any other ideas for pickups. Like I said, I love the feel of the guitar. I was playing it yesterday and it brought back a bunch of memories of sitting in my grandparents basement, learning early Metallica records note for note. I really would like use this guitar on a record I'm slated to record in June and give a copy of it to my grandparents. I also would to note, I don't want to have to mod the body, in case one day I would like to return it to stock. Thanks for reading and look forward to the replies!