#2
it's easy. diagrams are included in pickups, and online at the website for whatever pickups you have. if your switching to EMG's i'm pretty sure they have quik-connect ****'s that are easy.
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#3
yeah its easy. just gotta know what you are doing, like he said about the diagrams, they make life easy. i always keep one around when im soldering just for reference even though ive done it 10000 times,
#4
It's dead easy. Just keep a diagram around and interchange them with the old ones wire by wire.
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#6
It's easy. When I changed the pickups on my guitar, I hadn't touched a soldering iron in ten years. I had never modded a guitar before, and I was assisted by a friend who is rather incompetent. And it actually worked fine with no complications, coil-splitting set up right and everything. I just followed the diagram that came with the pups.
#8
Yep, it's not hard at all.

Another good idea is to make yourself a drawing of the existing wiring, or take a few pictures with a digital camera. When I replaced a pickup in my tele copy I took about a dozen pics of the wiring from every angle, it was well worth the 10 minutes to take pics and load them onto the computer.

I can do some basic soldering.


I'm assuming you mean a little, and you're not great at it...that's not an insult, I've met very few people who actually know how to solder correctly, I was taught by a guy who soldered calculators together for Westinghouse for 8 years.

One of the best soldering tips I ever got is to make sure you always have a bit of solder on the tip before you touch it to the wires/contacts. It makes the solder flow rather quickly because the already melted solder transfers heat super fast. Just a tiny blob is all you need, a ball the size of a pinhead is sufficient. Get in there and out QUICK, and you'll get a good solder job. I use flux, just a little makes a huge difference, I hate flux core solder.

Also, tin the wires and contacts first. Just melt some solder onto the iron and touch it to the fluxed wire or contact. Soon as a little solder flows onto it you're done, and the final soldering job will go much quicker, solder will flow better and you have a much better chance of a good solid solder joint. I never ever solder without tinning first...and I have guitar cables I've used for 10 years without re-soldering...I think the patch cords on my pedalboard are older than that. (But they don't get stepped on)
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#9
^good tips
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#11
I guarantee there are videos on youtube on how to change pickups
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#14
I looked at the title and thought you were talking about changing the pickups via the p-up selector. I need some sleep.
#15
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I looked at the title and thought you were talking about changing the pickups via the p-up selector. I need some sleep.

So did I...
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I looked at the title and thought you were talking about changing the pickups via the p-up selector. I need some sleep.


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