Here's a quick summary: First I bought an Essex '75 Jazz bass with intent to modify it, then I bought some pots and shielding tape from Stewmac in hopes of wiring my bass in V/B/T with a small ON/ON switch for series/parallel. I wanted to use This Schematic. Now for my problems: 1. Shielding Tape: I can see that my bass has some shielding paint splashed on it. Do I have to sand the paint away before applying the tape? Also, do I have to tack and solder the tape down once applied? any other tips? 2. My pickups: As you can see from that schematic, it requires two wires (hot and ground?) from each pickup, but my pickups only have one wire from each. What do I do? Please reply with your help. My bass is waiting all cracked open with strings removed.