#1
Does Guitar Center do pickup changes? Do they overcharge it? Would I be able to trust that they will do a good job on it?
#2
Every place over charges. Do it yourself.
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#3
i don't overcharge. i do it for $15 + shipping to me then u.
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#5
We don't change them, we let a guy do work in our stores, and they overcharge.
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#6
i bought mine and got em changed at the same place, it was like $90.00 a pup then like $50 for them to change em and set up the guitar n everything
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i don't overcharge. i do it for $15 + shipping to me then u.

Honestly, I think that is too much too. The soldering iron costs $10, and it takes 5 minutes to do. Over half that time is spent taking off the pickguard. Plus, the shipping and handling of a guitar would probably make it more than the local shop, and twice as risky.
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i bought mine and got em changed at the same place, it was like $90.00 a pup then like $50 for them to change em and set up the guitar n everything
Holy ****!

I will do it myself if I ever get new pups.
#9
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Honestly, I think that is too much too. The soldering iron costs $10, and it takes 5 minutes to do. Over half that time is spent taking off the pickguard. Plus, the shipping and handling of a guitar would probably make it more than the local shop, and twice as risky.

lolz i know thats why i only do local guitar setups and pickup changes and crap.

btw, ur check came on the mail today.
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lolz i know thats why i only do local guitar setups and pickup changes and crap.

btw, ur check came on the mail today.

Yay! Nice doing business pal!
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#11
^Thanks to you!!! and for sure pal!
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#12
If you can find a local guitar shop it'd probably be cheaper taking it there if you don't know how to do it. Or check out the guitarcenter website. If the site doesn't say anything about pup changes, try emailing them.
#13
It's definitely cheaper doing it yourself. It took me 10 minutes looking at wiring diagrams making sure I hadn't got anything wrong, then 5 minutes soldering. Really easy. Saved myself £20 at least.
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#14
As long as you can differentiate colors and can figure out that the soldering iron *doesn't* go in your ass, you are capable of doing it yourself.
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#15
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As long as you can differentiate colors and can figure out that the soldering iron *doesn't* go in your ass, you are capable of doing it yourself.

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#16
I'll have to learn how to do it too, since I'll have to change my crappy pups one day, but I never used a soldering iron before. But I don't wanna have to pay someone to do it.
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#20
It really is almost stupid easy to install pickups. Even 4 wire pickups are easy. The only real complications arise if you want to do some crazy coil splitting.
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