Well, Everything is about as clean as I can get, although I'm still thinking of taking it to a pro for him to check out. I will post more later because of the lighting conditions... The tape on the pickups is to block the steel wool particles from attaching themselves to the poles. Look closely and you will see that I need a fret job. I cleaned everything out of the preamp cavity. Notice the wires of the new Quarter Pounder pickup. My workspace.