Moving along with my £15 “Scottish Strat”, (bought in a charity shop near Edinburgh – she said “It’s no very guid, will ye give me 15 poonds?) I decided to upgrade the very average pickups. I bought some Wilkinson pickups on ebay and fitted them today. So checklist

pickups fitted  – check
kill switch fitted  – check
screw lost – check
finger burned on soldering iron – check
tip of finger slashed with a knife – check

Par for the course – why was I born so clumsy?