Soldering Etc.

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Vaachek, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Vaachek

    Vaachek Member

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    OK, I got my new CR Coils pups and the RS wiring kit, but I need to know, is there a right kind of solder and soldering iron to use for putting it all together??? All suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

    THANKS!!
     
  2. guitarfish

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    The Search function is your friend. ;)

    You want at least a 30 watt iron, if I remember correctly.
    And I believe rosin core solder.
     
  3. guitarfish

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    great soldering how-to. i'm going to need that once my new pickups come in.
     
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    guitarfish, thanks for that link!!
     
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    I use silver solder and a weller soldering station. very consistent and precise temperature regulation, and less chance of damaging something.

    In all my hair-brained schemes, I've destroyed exactly 1 component...a 30 cent resistor, because I forgot where it was.
     
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    Radio Shack 40watt iron & RS .032 rosin core solder. Been using the same one for years now. I have a couple of extra tips for different applications.
     

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