To avoid paying a professional and to gain some valuable experience, I decided to change a potentiometer by myself. Once I received the pot in the mail, common sense went out the window and I couldn't seem to pace myself. The truth is that I have no idea what I am doing.

As of now, I am staring at a diagram and my guitars loose wires trying to figure out what goes where.

I have some pictures; maybe someone would be willing to help me. I'd certainly appreciate it.

Before pictures:

imgur . com / wElG694
imgur . com / Oky1ZPV
imgur . com / X5wCCCp
imgur . com / leIz4de
imgur . com / OvXyOdj

Present pictures:

Wire from input jack - imgur . com / leTfIQV
Single black wire - imgur . com / dDyckOf
Taped wires 1 - imgur . com / 5LWV8IE
Taped wires 2 - imgur . com / wzX7inY

Here is the diagram that I'm looking at:

dimarzio . com / sites / default / files / diagrams / 1h1virtualv1ppv . pdf
Last edited by fredherbert at Sep 20, 2013,
All of the pictures should work now. Sorry about that.

I'm just afraid to mess with it at the moment. The diagram shows where each colored wire should go—do i need to untape the red wire?
Ultimate Guitar won't let me post links. The pictures are working for me. I type imgur . com / into the address bar and then copy and paste what comes after that for each picture and it works.
The pot is currently disconnected. The last four pictures are what I am currently working with. The first five pictures were from before I did anything.