Re: First pup replacement...need a pep talk...
read the dimarzio ones...the coloring of the wires are all different for all pups
so just use the 5 way switch as a refrence, make sure u got the spring side properly identified, and the prongs on the pots.... use dimarzios diagram its actually really easy and perfect, but make sure your runnign the same comfiguration as u are runniing now
then solder the tip of the wire, just a 1/8 inch needed....and clean ur solder tip with a wet rag, use a small 5/10 wat iron, if u use a hot iron not meant for small soldering you will destroy and melt the conductor inside the pots...those mechanism are sensitive and you can ruin them, that is why they make special non corosive cleaners to clean pots.....
then take you wire, and put it NOT in the hole of the lead on the pot of switch, and just lean it on the prong
then dap a tad but of solder(flux core in this case(try not to use lead becasue it attracts buzzing and stuff--use silver solder)) and then with that dab of solder then move it over to the prong with the wire, and it should roll right over on the tab - nd heat it up, fast enough for the whole thing to be covered in solder--then remove it, and blow on it with ur mouth to cool it quickly because the wire can still not be secured-this is a easy way, you dont need alot, you want to keep the pots as cool as possible...and dont use a very hot iron
did i miss anything..oh yeah in between coatings, always use a moist rag to clean off alllllll solder on the iron....make sure its clean everytime u solder...this will transition to the clarity of the sound as if the soldered part is "unclean" it developes lots os resistance