You can replace it with a 3 way tele switch with no problems. However, why not wire it with the five way configuration since you have the super switch? It also looks like one of your pots is a push/pull, opening the door to more options. I believe Charvel called this the 6 pack of tone when...
Send it back. Ebay will be in your side. Your pics speak for themselves.
The $1200 estimate is likely what they might be willing to pay for that guitar. I don't think there is a lot of market info on f'd up R8s for a reasonable estimate.
EDIT: Oops, just read the last page of comments. I'm...
Does it have traditional pots or the printed circuit board? If they are traditional pots, you can use either 2 or 4 conductor pickups. For 4 conductor pickups that are not being split, you just solder two of the wires together and wrap with a piece of electrical tape.
Unpotted low powered PAF type pickups. Usually measure around 8k. Not sure on magnets. I've never played them, but they have a good reputation. Search this forum and there are a lot of favorable comments as well as recommendations for replacements if they are not to your liking.
For those of you who have ordered OX4s directly from their site and had them shipped to the U.S., what, if any, import fees, duties, or taxes did you have to pay? I am trying to figure out the true cost of getting them directly from OX4 as opposed to going through a dealer.
The pickup ring was probably over-tightened and the installer didn't even notice. If it is the same guy who put the pickguard on, attention to detail is not his strength. Neither of these can't be easily remedied. The file marks on the binding would piss me off. I've learned to live with them...
Take extensive photos and/or videos of the condition of each guitar and case before packaging. Take photos of the packages prior to shipping. I have only had a couple of bad experiences selling on Reverb, but this kind of evidence is necessary. Make sure your shop policies are updated too.
I currently own:
EHX with Tone Wicker
Mojo Hand Colossus
Blackout Effectors Twosome (1/2 is Musket)
El Musico Loco Siamese Scream
I've owned and sold:
Earthquaker Cloven Hoof
Earthquaker Hoof Reaper
Chicago Stompworks Fat Bald Guy
Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh
Mojo Hand Iron...