How To Solder

In this article I’ll take you through the various things you’ll need to know about soldering to work on your guitar. You’ll need to know how to protect your guitar, how to solder to lugs, how to de-solder wires, how to clean contacts,and how to solder to the back of a pot. But first, lets make sure we’ve got the right equipment.

Do It All: 2 Humbuckers And A 5-Way Switch

This article will explain how I like to wire my guitars that have two humbuckers, one volume, one tone, and a 5-way switch so I can get five distinct tones capable of covering a wide variety of sounds.

Guitar Tech Tasks You Can Easily Do

In many ways, guitars are like a 70s Chevy. Almost anything can be customized, and many of those things are done by the owner. This post will be a guide about maintenance and customisation tasks that any beginning guitarist should be able learn – and those that are best left to someone with a little…

How To Replace a Pickup’s Four-Conductor Lead

The four conductor lead found on most humbuckers is a very handy thing.  It enables us to get many tones from a single pickup (series, parallel, split, and more). If you want to make a wiring change, just cut the lead down a bit and wire up that pickup once more. But what do you…

Soldering 101: Keep It Clean

By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller When it comes to soldering, messy is not the way to go. Keep it clean—the tip of the soldering iron, that is. This will help the tip transfer heat more easily, and enable you to make good connections more consistently. The easiest way to do this is to have…

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