Ok, I have no mechanical or electrical inclination. I'm just not good at it. Hot melting metals scare me. The possibility of screwing something up scares me too. I had a replacement pickup for my SR5, a nordy mm5.3. I've had it for a while now, and I've been wanting to put it on, and didn't feel like paying a tech $100 for a 30 second install. So I got a soldering iron. I've never soldered anything before, just watched my friend. I read up on everything. The first solder I ever performed was directly onto the preamp circuit of a $1000+ bass. Very stupid? Yes. But I did it. I just took plenty of time (probably 45 minutes overall) to make sure everything was clean and I didn't burn anything that wasn't supposed to be melted... And it works! I have signal and it is back in tune. My amp is at our practice space so I don't know the tonal differences yet, but I know I have the signal so that's at least half the battle.