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more... DIYPickups & AccessoriesApril 2009

How To: Pot Your Own Pickups




Step 1

Before potting your pickups in wax, you’ll have to take them out. To do as little damage as possible, we decided to cut them midway—instead of desoldering the pickup leads at the controls— and splice them back together afterwards. It’s a lot simpler. Make sure you tag everything. When reinstalling, don’t take the shortcut, merely twisting the wires together. Solder every wire together, and use heat-shrink wrap to seal the joints.