Video About How to Solder

xsouldriverx

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i used some plumbing flux and havnt had issues. its not that orange color but it looks like a more yellow aged petroleum jelly. after tinning the tip i usually brush a little on to get my solder gun nice and clean
 

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Thank you, this is just what I needed to install my new pickup. This is a first time for me and am questioning everything lol. I think I will post up for some info and feedback from others.
 

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glad you found it interesting
 

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Eh...just use this stuff....it's the right size, and you don't have to worry about overheating a component while waiting for the solder to melt...it's good stuff..

 

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what is it exactly?
Radio Shack .022 gauge silver bearing solder.

Seriously...until I got into this kind of solder, my jobs looked like hammered dogshit. The stuff is very thin, but it doesn't come off in big gobs once you heat it. It really is worth checking out if you're doing your own pots and caps.
 

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My solder joints seem to end up looking shiny with the regular stuff but I might give it a try if I manage to find some.... :thumb:
 

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Great. I messed up some soldering when changing pickups, hopefully it won't happen again..
 

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:thumb: Excellent, just starting to do my own soldering. Never had the balls to do it before for fear of stuffing something up.
 

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Excellent info!! I only thought I knew how to solder before! :laugh2:
I've been practicing using what I've learned here with excellent results!
I should be ready for my new PUP's when they get here next week.
BTW the Radio Shack desoldering braid works great for seperating the old connections.
 

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Best thread evah...

Except it makes me think I should go take apart everything I have ever soldered and re do it. I knew that mine never looked as good as factory stuff but now I am thinking the mod I did to my amp is eventually going to fail due to my sloppy workman ship.

Good thing I saw this stuff before my Wolfetones came in the mail for my LP.:)
 

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A very informative video ... I'm a horror with a solder iron ...........
 

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very helpful. i use a hakko 936 esd which is a great and reasonably priced iron.
 


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