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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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how to change guitar pickups?

Hi, I wanted to change my guitar pickups, I have an SZ520qm and i want to change the pickups with Pafpro on bridge and neck, or maybe humbucker from hell in the neck, i want to change it myself coz' its so expensive in the guitar shop... the guitar tech told me its $60 an hour i was like :O.. so im thinking changing it by myself. Can anyone help me start? thanks... or is there any site with videos? or even pics?
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

Learn to solder and look at the instructions that come with the pickups.
I think the Seymour Duncan site had a video clip showng you how to do it.
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

im thinking putting Pafpro(bridge) and humbucker from hell or pafrpro(neck) on my SZ520QM.. i just bought a soldering iron and been practising already. Do you guys change your own pickups?
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

son of zion, you are ahead of me by having a soldering iron and praticising.
I would also like change out the pickups in my guitar, but i have never used a soldering iron in my life.
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

Sometimes I change my own, just on simple things like Les Pauls.
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

i saw the wiring diagram for sz520qm on ibanez website, should i just follow the diagrams? are those diagrams also works for dimarzio's pups?
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Diagrams should have come with your pickups
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

I do, but then again I had 3 years of Electronics classes in HS.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 08:45 PM
 
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

I actually wired a Fred and an Air Norton into my Floyd Classic Strat today, it was actually the most difficult install I've done. It was a mess in there.

If your OCD then prepare to get crazy on the factorys sloppy work!

Either way it's a good feeling to do your own 'tech work'.

Also, the CS at Dimarzio is awesome, email them if you run into any problems. Good luck.
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

If you're like myself and many other people on this board with a combination of GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) and an incurable jonesing for swapping out p/ups in every guitar they get, you will save hundreds of dollars by learning how to do your own guitar wiring. Good for you.
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Re: how to change guitar pickups?

i want to learn how to change p/ups, its so expensive in the guitar shop here its $60 per hr... they give installation for free when i bought the p/ups haha
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