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Old 01-12-2005, 04:15 PM
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3. ORIENT YOURSELF WITH WHAT'S WHAT AND WHERE EVERYTHING IS.

Figure out which pot is which, where the selector is, where the jack is, and look at how the wires go from one part to another. To make it easier, do as I've done in this pic and use the needlesnose pliers to gently pull all the wires out a bit so it's easier to see and work in there. DO NOT PULL ANY WIRES COMPLETELY OUT, you will not only screw up the wire, but, you'll also screw up the components inside.

4. TAKE YOUR NEW PICKUP AND PULL EACH COLOR WIRE OUT AS SHOWN.

NOTE: do not strip all the black wire coming out of the pickup off; just strip off about an inch or so. Then pull out each indiviual wire so they are obviously apart from one another.

5. FEED YOUR NEW PICKUP'S WIRES INTO THE CAVITY (not necessary on top-routed guitars)
There should be enough space to fit the wiring from the new pickup into the hole routed through the body into the electronics cavity. Push it into the cavity and then use the pliers to pull them out so they're easy to get to.
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