I am trying to get the nerve up to start using a soldering iron. I plan on starting small like installing my own pickups, then maybe some rudimentray pedals like a EH LPB clone, and working my way up to eventually building my own 18 watt clone. Howver, I have the skills of a monkey and have never soldered anything ever. I noticed on the Allen amplification site it was suggested to use a 30w- 40 w temperature controlled soldering station, these looked to me like they were around $140. I was at Home Depot today and saw a 40w soldering iron for @ $15. I would appreciate any suggestions as well as websites and/or books for tips on soldering technique. Thanks in advance for the help.