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.

The Mad (Guitar) Scientist’s Lab Equipment List

It’s a little known secret that mere mortals can repair and maintain their instruments using only hand tools (sssh, this is just between us!). Heck, using prefab or custom-ordered necks and bodies, you can build them too. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t always need a ton of unwieldy and expensive tools to work on,…

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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