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I feel your pain. I've followed Symour Duncan easy enough but as soon at it turns to schematics I'm scratching my head. That's why I ordered this book last week:

The Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics ...

http://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Reading-Schematics-Robert-Traister/dp/0830676325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225497182&sr=8-1

I don't have it yet, but I'm looking forward to make sense out of that stuff.