Guitar Pickup installation charges

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by death_metal_fan, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Does anyone know how much it costs to have a couple of pickups installed in Bombay or does someone here know a guitar technician who does a good job of installing pickups?
  2. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    I'll give a call to Lincoln/Stelton from furtadoes and let you know...

    by the way, are you coming to bombay? :)))
  3. shak

    shak Harrr!

    yo can install them yoruself .. all you need is a soldering iron, soldering wire, some wax and steady hand ...
  4. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    @fr: Yes, on Wednesday.

    @shahrukh: Are there any resources you can point me to on the Internet that can help with installing a pickup? I understand that the pickups themselves do come with an instruction manual but if there was an online tutorial that would be great.
  5. shak

    shak Harrr!

    sure thing dmf .. wait ...
  6. shak

    shak Harrr!

    pickup installation for acoustic guitar:

    electric guitar pots wiring schematics:

    good resource for pickup installation:

    excellent guitar modding website:

    a few pics of guitar getting new pickups ..just so you will know what lays inside the cavity:

    LOADS of links for guitar repairs and pickup mods:

    better view of wiring schematics:

    lemme know if you want more ... i have done pickup wirings myself.. if any question dont hesitate to ask me ...
  7. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    ROFL...dmf, u are changing pickups!!!!! come??
  8. h4f0n

    h4f0n New Member

    Im going to take that adventure too, on 2 of my guitars :D

    Gonna practice on the really crap one first :p

    I'll give you details soon.
  9. shak

    shak Harrr!

    its not very difficult you know ... its only what ... 3 solders to remove and three wires to solder again .. not a big deal ..
  10. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Thanks very much shahrukh. Those links were really helpful. I'm replacing the stock PSND pickups on my Ibanez RG with a Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz and an SH-4 JB Model. The instructions seem simple enough. I will grab myself a soldering iron and some solder wick and get it done myself. I'll post pictures of the installation if I can.

    Thanks again.
  11. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    which rg do ya hav ?
  12. shak

    shak Harrr!

    anytime dmf ... goodluck :)
    post me some links to classical metal stuff if you can ... thnx
  13. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    @Alfons: I have a 370DX Black

    @shahrukh: Add me on MSN and maybe I can help you out. My ID is in my user profile.
  14. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    woah !!
    how much did u get it 4 in INDIA !!
  15. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    I bought it in Canada for $440. I just returned to India yesterday night.
  16. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    in music123 a rg costs 350$ !!
  17. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    umm well that is pretty comparable to the price I paid (cheaper actually). Mind you the price I mentioned of $440 is Canadian dollars which is about $370 US. Plus in Canada we have to pay 15% tax on every purchase (which I got back when I left the country since I was taking the purchase out of Canada). So the actual cost of the guitar was about $325 US which is cheaper than the price you found on Music123. ;)
  18. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    ohh k !!......

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