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So, i own a Yamaha Pacifica (appart from ap couple of other guitars)

Strat style shpae with S-S-H stock pups.

I bought a couple of cheapish Squire Single colis and a Shadow Humbucker,

Which would you keep replace?

Ie;

1) Keep all the Yamaha stock pups

2) Replace all the stock pups

3) Only Replace the Humbucker

4) Only Replace the single coils

5) Other....

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Replace 'em all. If you're gonna be going through the trouble of opening her up anyway, might as well try out all the new pickups. If you don't like the Squires, no big loss, just put the originals back in.

Yeh that's what i thought,

I was going to open it up anyways to shield it

Another question,

To put in new pups, i just cut the current wires and re solder them to the new ones right?

(i guess i cut the wire from the part close to the pup or from the control cavity?)

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Just heat the solder joint with your solder iron, it will melt and come free, then solder the new pickup wire to where you just removed the old pickup from.

Won't the heat from the solder damage the pup/melt the plastic?

I know i should heat up the iron as much as possible so i can just go in and out as fast as possible but i thought i would still damage the pup.

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Won't the heat from the solder damage the pup/melt the plastic?

I know i should heat up the iron as much as possible so i can just go in and out as fast as possible but i thought i would still damage the pup.

:D

Just in case you're thinking what I think you're thinking: DO NOT UNSOLDER THE WIRES FROM THE PICKUPS.

1. Draw a diagram of the current wiring

2. Unsolder the pickup wires from the switch and pots.

3. Remove pickups from the pickguard assembly.

4. Install new pickups in the pickguard assembly.

5. Solder pickup wires to the switch and pots using your diagram as reference.

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Won't the heat from the solder damage the pup/melt the plastic?

I know i should heat up the iron as much as possible so i can just go in and out as fast as possible but i thought i would still damage the pup.

:D

Just in case you're thinking what I think you're thinking: DO NOT UNSOLDER THE WIRES FROM THE PICKUPS.

1. Draw a diagram of the current wiring

2. Unsolder the pickup wires from the switch and pots.

3. Remove pickups from the pickguard assembly.

4. Install new pickups in the pickguard assembly.

5. Solder pickup wires to the switch and pots using your diagram as reference.

Phew, thanks, I though there was something wrong about putting my 25 watt iron next to my new pups :D,

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