HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM
Most people finish in less than a week. But this is a judgment-free safe space. We give you all the content when you enroll, so you can go for a land-speed record or savor the joy of learning over a longer stretch. After finishing the program, you should be able to install a standard set of pickups in less than an hour.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This “How to Install Pickups” course is FREE. We believe in helping musicians so whether you use Seymour Duncan pickups or not, we hope this course will help you get a deeper understanding of the tech side of your guitar.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR THIS COURSE?
You'll need some basic tools (screw driver, plyers, soldering iron etc). We’ll provide you with a detailed list, with recommendations of where to buy the highest quality tools at the best price. We do our best not to fritter away your money. Most of the tools will be in your garage but if you're starting from scratch and don't even have a screwdriver, expect to invest about $50-100 in tools. There's also a list of "nice-to-haves" but they're not necessary to get the job done.
CAN I STILL DO THE PROGRAM IF I DON'T HAVE ALL THE TOOLS?
Most of the tools you probably already have (screwdriver, needle nose pliers). But you will need a soldering iron and the solder, which start at around $10. Nothing crazy. You won’t need a blowtorch or a hoverboard or anything.
IS THIS A BEGINNER OR ADVANCED COURSE?
This course is structured for beginners but doesn’t matter if you just discovered the G chord or if you happen to be Keith Richards. This course will help ALL skill sets. No tech experience required. We hope this empowers players of all levels to foster a deep, loving relationship with their guitar and their tone. Because tone is everything, and the more people we can help with tone, the better music we’ll have to listen to at our company parties. This is a selfish pursuit.
IS TECH SUPPORT AVAILABLE DURING THIS COURSE?
We’re a company full of guitarists. We’ve dedicated some of them to be at your disposal in our private tech community group. We're real proud of our A-level tech team. These nerds know everything about tone, pickups, and installation. Or you can crowdsource answers from other guitarists in the group.
WILL THIS COURSE TEACH ME HOW TO BE A GUITAR TECH?
We’d love to say yes but we’d be lying. Tell you what—it’s a start! You’re learning one of the cornerstone skills! That said, becoming a professional guitar tech takes years of hard work, experience, going on the road with upstart bands and sharing gas station Hot Pockets, and more hard work.
HOW LONG IS EACH LESSON?
Each section (there are 5 total) contains 10-12 lessons. And each lesson contains a two- to five-minute video and video transcript covering a specific step. We've divided this course into bite-size pieces so you can easily follow along or skip back and forth to the sections/lessons you need right now. You also get a downloadable PDF with each section laying out the step-by-step process with images and insider tips.
WILL I BECOME A BETTER PLAYER AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE?
Soon as you finish the course you’re booked at Coachella. See now that’s a lie. But as Brad Paisley says, "The gear you use can influence your playing.” Think of it this way: why do we sing our guts out in the shower? Because even if we’ve got a disastrous voice, the quality of our equipment (those dreamy shower acoustics) makes us sound like Freddie Mercury. Same concept. Pickups are the heart and soul of your guitar. A good one improves your tone. You’ll probably want to play more if you like what you hear. A guitar with a bad tone is a guitar with dust. And we do know this for sure—a new set of pickups can make an inexpensive guitar sing.
CAN I BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE CALL WITH THE TEAM?
This course is so detailed that it should answer all your questions. If not, you have access to our awesome private community where you can post progress photos and videos, and crowdsource answers to your questions. Our experts are also in there to get you the info you need. If you have any issues or questions on accessing the course please email us at [email protected]