How to install humbucker pickups

How to install a humbucker pickup
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You know how it’s acceptable to have loads of guitars? We all know that’s because they all feel, look and sound different. So maybe swapping an old guitar’s pickup out would be a great way to rejuvenate and cure guitar acquisition syndrome for at least a while... 

What you will need

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New pickup
Pickup springs
Pickup bolts
PH1 Screwdriver
40 Watt soldering iron
Soldering iron tip cleaner
Wire cutters
Soldering handy helper clip
Camera Phone
Wire strippers (for other wire types) Shrink tubing (for some pickup types)

Skill level: Medium

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Jack Ellis

Jack runs an independent guitar setup and guitar repair service in Manchester, England. He serves the musicians of the Northwest of England, working on electric guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars and more. Jack has been writing the Fix Your Guitar column in Total Guitar Magazine since 2017.