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harmonicchaos

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The hardest part is snaking the wiring down to the control cavity. I found that I was able to take the quick release terminal off of the BurstBucker by pulling gently on the wire closes to the terminal. Then I fed the P94 wires through the plastic piece and coiled them around the posts, and snapped the plastic piece back into place. When I put the BurstBucker back in, the spade terminal things popped right back inside the plastic piece. No muss, no fuss. The only part that really frustrated me was the fact that my screwdriver slipped off of the flathead screw and put a tiny ding in the top of my VM. I love it, but you can dent it with a well-placed sneeze.

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I've only swapped humbucker for humbuckers and single coils for single, but it's not that hard.

 

1. make a diagram of how the originals are wired up - what color wire goes where sort of thing along with where all the original wires are connected. Make sure you can read it and understand it.

 

2. Determine what color wires equate to the originals. DiMarzio colors are different from Seymours whose are different from Gibsons. You can find wire schemes on various sites like Seymour duncans, DiMarzio and Stew Mac.

 

3. Unsolder the old pup(s).

 

4. Take them out of the pickup mounting ring - don't let the spring fly off.

 

5. Put the new pickup into the mounting ring - for me this is the hardest part because that spring won't stay put and wants to fly every where.

 

6. Run the pup cable into the cavity

 

7. Solder the new pups in place.

 

8. Don't forget to solder the ground back in place from the out put jack.

 

Probably the hardest part is double checking the wire colors - what is hot on the new pup and getting the new pup on the mounting ring.

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The only part that really frustrated me was the fact that my screwdriver slipped off of the flathead screw and put a tiny ding in the top of my VM. I love it' date=' but you can dent it with a well-placed sneeze.[/quote']

 

The exact same thing happened to my vm. I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. I'm refinishing my vm and putting a nice thick coat of nitro on to protect the wood.

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