Originally Posted by Taller76
Thanks for sharing Freddy! Dan Erlewine uses a soldering iron tip with a channel ground into it to keep the tip from slipping off the fret, have you experimented with that at all? On the surface it seems like that would help eliminate some of the possibility for error....what do you think?
Sure why not! There are many ways to do things, so whatever works eh?
I'm pointing out the hows and whys. If you want to use specialized tools that you feel more comfortable with, then use them! I know that I don't have to grind a channel because I've become so accustomed to anchoring my hand that I have never
slipped. Although, I like the idea of grinding a channel in the tip, not for slipping insurance so much but for a different reason...it will contact more fretwire and transfer the heat a lot faster. But I will say, there are a lot of what I consider "gimicky" tools out there...Stew-Mac has a lot of them,after all they are in the business of selling stuff so they will come up with a specialized tool for every task you can think of....so decide for yourself what you really need.
Stay tuned, the next chapter is almost ready and I think you'll like the real world "meaty" info in there. I run into some problems and show you how I get out of them etc.