I'm working with a friend, writing songs in both alternate and standard tunings, so I just bought a nice-looking Trans-Blue Quilt-Top Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro so that I can have one guitar in alternate tuning and one guitar in standard tuning (and thus experience less fuss with tuning while rehearsing and writing). The trouble is that I'm not a great fan of the Epiphone Psuedo-Burstbucker four-conductor pick-ups loaded into the Epi Standard Pro. This might be because I had a hot-sounding Gibson LP (Guitar Center) Double-Cut that came with BurstBucker 2 pickups, and it called down the angels--what a guitar! (I had to sell the double-cut after the economic down-turn, so I'm now building a Frankenstein Epi LP as the double-cut's replacement, i.e., a Gibi-Phone.)
I ordered four-conductor Gibson Zebra-Coil BurstBucker 3 pick-ups, and they are en-route, so I'm queing things up for the Frankenstein conversion and hoping that Phase 1 (BurstBucker 3 installation) will prove to be fairly simple.
My question is as follows:
Is the four-conductor pick-up color-coding for the Gibson LP the same as the four-conductor pick-up color-coding for the Epi LP Standard Pro?
For right now, I intend to stick with the stock push-pull 500K volume pots that come packed into the Epi Standard Pro.
I also noticed that there is a molex (plastic) connector on both volume controls in the 2012 Epi Standard Pro, so if the BurstBucker 3 pick-ups don't also have a compatible plastic connector, there will at least need to be a little wire-cutting surgery on the pick-up wiring harness that leads to the plastic connector on the 500K volume pots. If the color-coding for four-conductor Gibson BurstBucker 3 pick-ups is the same as the color-coding for Epi four-conductor pick-ups, then installing BurstBucker 3s in a 2012 Epi Standard Pro should be a simple operation. (I don't mind damaging the Epi Pseudo-BurstBucker wiring harness, because I will likely either pitch these pick-ups in the trash or give them away.)
Lastly, if there are compatibility issues, would it be simpler to just buy Gibson 500K push-pull pots and start from there, or is dropping Gibson BurstBucker 3 pickups into a 2012 Epi LP Standard Pro a very simple operation?
Thanks for your help.