#1
I have new pickups i want to put in my strat copy, how much do music stores usually charge to install them?
#2
you can do it yourself if you have a soldering iron, some electric tape and half a brain. even i pulled it off.
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#3
Around $40-$50 possibly. Maybe more, maybe less it just depends. I did it myself since it is very easy since ther is only 2 wires per pickup to solder and soldering is really easy.
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#4
There is no reason why anyone can't do it themselves. Practive soldering with some scrap wire first, and just be very careful and take your time. It is a simple job.
#5
I dont have acess to a soldering iron, and if it was cheaper than going out and buying one, i would just have then installed, that is all.
#6
soldering iron.

17.99 for a 25w Weller

solder

2.99 for a medium sized roll.

$22-ish dollars compared to $40-50? I take doing it myself.
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#7
Do it yourself. It's too easy. In fact any serious electric guitarist should pull the pick guard and take a look what's back there.

I'm sure that 99% of computer geeks know exactly what's in that computer case and most have built their own systems. The same with serious guitarists, they should know how those wires relate with the pots, switch, and pickups.

I have modded every strat I have by myself by replacing most of the electronics and pups. It's quite easy. What type of pickups did you buy?

Heck, I once got a solder iron at a dollar store and the solder at Radio Shack is $1.98. If you are smart enough to play a guitar, replacing pickups should be a breeze.
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#8
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Do it yourself. It's too easy. In fact any serious electric guitar pull the pick guard and take a look what's back there.

I'm sure that 99% of computer geeks know exactly what's in that computer case and most have built their own systems. The same with serious guitarists, they should know how those wires relate with the pots, switch, and pickups.

I have modded every strat I have by myself by replacing most of the electronics and pups. It's quite easy. What type of pickups did you buy?

Heck, I once got a solder iron at a dollar store and the solder at Radio Shack is $1.98. If you are smart enough to play a guitar, replacing pickups should be a breeze.


Please no more talking at all.

I build computers and audio equippment. Both are practically opposites, any soldering iron less than $10 is total crap.
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#9
guitar centers charge $40 USD, PER PICKUP. ouch.
$20 USD at local shops.
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#10
man just get a soldering iron and some solder, youll need it again at some poin to work on your guitar again
#11
do it urself, much cheaper and then you dont have to worry about changing them in the future.
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#12
Google it, you should be able to find some directions on how to install them.
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