What do I need to install a pickup?
A basic 30 watt or 40 watt soldering kit usually contains all the tools needed to install a pickup, including the iron and solder, a small standard and Phillips (crosshead) screw driver, and a small pair or wire snips. A set of wire strippers or a single-sided razor blade is also helpful for stripping the insulation from the pickup leads. Also, some fine sandpaper to scuff the backs of the volume and tone potentiometers and some soldering flux to distribute the heat evenly on the potentiometer casings can also be very helpful. Soldering kits can be found at most electronics parts retailers.