No comments on the color, but I'd make 2 other recommendations as long as you're doing this work:
First, as long as you're changing the color you might as well convert the neck joint to a quasi-AANJ. The RT neck joint has no bevel to it, and it definitely gets annoying sometimes.
Second, the Viper necks on the RTs are great necks. I wouldn't change it if I were you. BUT, you should replace the Magnum locking tuners with Sperzel graduated height locking tuners. The headstocks on the RTs aren't angled, and there aren't any string trees. So there isn't sufficient downward pull on the strings as they pass over the nut. With every RT I've had (5), some of the strings either have phantom tones or tend to pop out of the nut at inconvenient moments.
Oh yeah, I'd keep the HSH, but that's entirely personal preference.