MAKE SURE THE KITSET IS WORKING
OUT OF THE BOX FIRST!
Connect the battery and put
a guitar cord in your amp or home stereo input.
Tap on the pickups with a paper clip or small teaspoon to hear
the pickups working.
Tap on the pickups and switch the toggle switch for the overdrive
on and off and you hear the sound and noise is a lot louder
, the lower pot is setting the amount of Drive volume.
The middle pot is Tone and the first pot is Volume.
Most buyers of the Langcaster
replacement pickups like to keep the original pick guard so the
screw holes line up.
HAVING PUT THE KITSET PARTS IN THE ORIGINAL
PICK GUARD, TEST FIRST BEFORE SOLDERING!
The kitset supplied is in
working order! when you have the parts removed from the guard
supplied and placed in your own pick guard.
If you like to use the overdrive
that is incorporated on the PC board , you can place this between
the Tone and Drive pot.
DRILL A 6.5 MM OR 1/4"
HOLE to fit the toggle switch, the Yellow wire on the switch is
facing to the edge of the pick guard.
After you have replaced the
kitset in your own pick guard , TEST AGAIN! This is to make sure
no wire is loose or broken.
Now the installing in your
guitar can begin!
Open the back of the guitar
and place 2 springs on the outside on the spring claw,
Most guitars back cavities
are just deep enough to hold a 9v battery.
Some people turn over the jack plate in the front as some have
nice chrome work on the back of the jack plate. This also gives
you space for a battery.
MAKE A NOTE OF WHAT YOU UNSOLDER!
ONLY THE 2 WIRES OF THE BATTERY AND 3 WIRES ON THE JACK AND ONE
EARTH WIRE FROM THE VOLUME POT TO THE SPRING CLAW NEEDS TO BE
1: Unsolder the battery clip
wires from the kitset and place between the springs ( see photo)
and feed through the back. Most guitars have a hole for the earth
wire that comes from the spring claw anyway.
Put some bits of heatshrink tube over the 2 wires for insulating
the soldered connection later.
2: Solder the Red wire from
the battery clip to the Red wire from the PC board and slide over
the heatshrink tube.
3: Solder the long black wire
from the back of the volume pot to the earth wire from the spring
claw, you may find that you have to shorten this wire a bit and
slide a heatshrink over it first!.