Re: Volume and tone controls
Yes, the Gibsonesque control setup gives a wide range of sounds from the guitar. Quite handy, especially if you play a wide variety of music and/or need to use a lot of different tones.
Haven't tried it myself, but it should be easy to do... try finding for example the wiring diagram for a Strat (it has 2 tone controls), should work out. Have you ever thought about adding a direct output switch though? Personally that's my favourite addition, very useful indeed, was thinking about adding one to my RG.