Strumminsix: I see. Its a blend pot at that point, similar to the Kinmans?
I took the plunge and removed the Fralins and 5-way, then installed the Kinmans and the K-7 5 way swith with the two pots (tone & blend) and left the 25K volume pot in tact.
There is no more hum at all with the guitar to 10 and only the slightest bit of hum with guitar cranked and OD or Dist active, but at that point, no ones going to hear the hum!
I did not install the treble bleed caps that come standards with the Kinmans on the volume pot, b/c i wasnt sure if it needed it or would react badly with buffer, etc...
i do notice that the tone/blend pots dont work quite the same as they did in the original setup. Specifically in the taper down of teh tone, just sounds different. I am sure it has to do with the UGB/OBEL somehow... But, realistically, i dont play with the tone down that far and overall it sounds quite good. Atleast ill get to use this set up at this fridays show to see how it will perform live.
Thanks for all the replies and thoughts!