All pickups are supplied with a wiring diagram and instructions. Installation requires a fair amount of patience but as long as you take your time and follow the instructions there should be no problems! The three steps to success - preparation, patience and checking everything. Over time I will be adding to this section so keep checking back.
Soldering is not a difficult task if you take time and use the correct tools. The usual mistakes are to use the wrong soldering iron for the job and not preparing the joint.
Use a 25-60w iron with a tip that matches the size of the part being soldered – around 2-3mm will be fine. The higher the wattage the faster the iron will heat up the joint. This is important when making connections to large objects such as the back of pots where the large area of metal takes heat away from the iron faster than the element can put it back in. A higher wattage will allow you to have the heat on the part for a shorter amount of time, which limits the chance of any damage.
Clean parts like pots with abrasive paper and pre-tin all connections with a small amount of solder.
When making joints (stop sniggering at the back) remember you need to make mechanical contact between the parts, the solder isn’t there to bridge gaps it just holds the parts together. Apply heat from the iron and then let the solder flow onto the joint. Watch the heat, if the solder doesn’t flow the temperature is too low, but if you leave the iron on too long you risk damaging parts!
Bulldog Four Conductor Wiring Diagram