This could be of great assistance to people such as myself you refuse to learn how to solder. :lol:
Seriously it nice to see pickup swapping made easier.
While I can see your point, there's nothing I hate more than stunting progress simply to save jobs. It's a common problem these days (just look at the music/entertainment industry fighting against the death of physical media) and I'm very concerned about its long-term effects.This both excites and concerns me. I'm glad to see that companies are pushing logically easier installs, but i irk out a meager living to support my goal of being a musican as a guitar tech, and if solderless pickups catch on that'll be just one more jab at small time shop guitar techs.
granted the picky purists (no insult intended) will obviously shun this Idea, but the average guitarist will see this as a blessing. heck I even think it;s a cool idea honestly.
I think this is because the voltage difference between active and passive pickups. Pin connections are usually not as complete as solder connections are, causing higher resistances. In an active pickup 9V (or so) circuit, this is much less detrimental than in a passive pickup circuit, which is basically just sense voltage. I think for tonal reasons, I would definitely opt to solder passives.only thing is, is this works for only the active crowd ATM, passives won't be picking up on this any time soon, but would be awesome if they did, makes getting new pickups and doing quick swaps awesome
So I guess it's a good thing I don't wire them in? :lol:thats what shields the internals of the pots jj . but, its much easier, since its if you have the whole cavity shielded (with the shielding exposed, not painted over with non conductive paint etc), the pots have a locking tab which also serves as a ground.