I have a jazz humbucker and a single coil jazz pickup.
The bass I have was a yamaha with splits in front and jazz in back.

I am looking at wiring it like a jazz bass with a volume for each pickup, and one tone control. I have a set of jazz bass pots.

is there anything that i need to be aware of before I wire it up, or can i just jump in?

Is there special wire I need, or can I just use whatever I have lying around?

should I solder the earth wire to the bridge?

thanks, This is the first time I have wired from scratch.
I have a couple of wiring diagrams.