#1
Ok, I'm about to install this pickup, but the instructions are so confusing. If you look at the photos, then I think you'll see what I mean. Sorry that I'm such a noob, but I can't afford to have a tech do this for me.

*I have a 5-way fender strat & I'm trying to put this thing in my neck position. Please help! Also, I can't figure out which ones to tie together & ground.



#2
Also, by Silver they mean the Bronze wire that I'm holding. I'm sorry for the big photos, but I wanted everybody to be able to see/read everything...
#3
Dude, the internals of your guitar aren't going to shock you.
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#4
take it to a tech man. theres 120 volts of pain in there.
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#6
Quote by greeny23
take it to a tech man. theres 120 volts of pain in there.

This.

If you take the cover off a strat you will DEFINITELY DIE. There's enough current stored in the capacitor to tickle a squirrel. And whatever you do, don't cut the red wire.


Also remember that the strong magnetic flux capacitance of pickups makes them extremely susceptible to lightning strikes. Always keep unused pickups stored in a makeshift faraday cage (a biscuit tin is perfect) until use, and never work on a guitar during an electrical storm.

As long as you follow the basics of pickup safety, you'll be fine!

Sorry but this is simple stuff. Red and copper wires get soldered to the top of the volume pot, the white goes to the 3rd lug down on the left of the switch. Should take you ten minutes.
Last edited by kyle62 at Jan 21, 2012,
#7
Quote by kyle62
Sorry but this is simple stuff. Red and copper wires get soldered to the top of the volume pot, the white goes to the 3rd lug down on the left of the switch. Should take you ten minutes.

Follow this man's advice and you will be playing again in no time.
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#8
This thread made my day. <3
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#9
People are goofing you in here. You won't get shocked installing pick ups in your guitar. There is no electricity stored anywhere in the circuit.
#10
There is more chance you will burn yourself on the iron, also it is prob a good idea to unplug your guitar from your amp
#11
Yeah even I find this easy to understand, why dont you piss the 5 way off and drop some individual on offs and phase reverse switchs, now thats a fun circuit...
#12
Quote by Tyler.Allain
People are goofing you in here. You won't get shocked installing pick ups in your guitar. There is no electricity stored anywhere in the circuit.

Guitar circuits contain capacitors, so technically they store electricity...maybe enough enough to stun a fruitfly.

Op, hope you got your geetar sorted!
#13
Quote by kyle62
Guitar circuits contain capacitors, so technically they store electricity...maybe enough enough to stun a fruitfly.

Op, hope you got your geetar sorted!

stun? no

it would be like touching the contacts of a AA battery with your fingers
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No, Never open your guitar! If you open it the tone will fly out!
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#16
awesome thread is awesome
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#17
I opened my Strat up once and found Peter Green making Turkish Delight in there.
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#18
I don't understand what's so confusing...
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#20
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I don't understand what's so confusing...

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