I know you unscrew the thing, but how do you get the rest of it off the pickguard?

Also, is there any way to take a pickguard off with the pickups? I was looking inside my guitar once and all the little screw springs fell in... And to make it worse I couldn't move around much because my strings were still on and so was the pickup selector...
take it from experience...take off the strings, it makes things A LOT easier!
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Quote by apak
My G string keeps slipping when i bend it.
Any suggestions?
for the switch tip you don't take the strings off.

get a towel and wrap it around the switch. But a pair of pliers on it and pull slowly.
OK thanks.

I'm putting a killswitch on my Strat and I need to take all this stuff off for some room.

Thanks again.