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  1. Probably not. When I got it the front sight was off to one side by 1/4 of an inch. I replaced the sight but it still can't hit squat.
  2. This is very good advice. Also remember you can refresh the tip of your iron by wiping it on a wet piece of old cloth or sponge. Then add a little solder to the tip of the iron to get it ready for the next move. It will only help to draw out you plans. Remember you are building this the reverse of what the top looks like when you play it.
  3. When you get older you get, well older, and smarter. Don't give up on your passion but give up some of the abandon. I am glad to hear you are feeling well again. You took a lick.
  4. I got out of the industry right before surface mount became big. One night I too a toroid core home to wind a transformer for the next morning. This one had several different circuits. We would often wind strands of small wire instead of one strand of large wire because it was more efficient. I was getting tired and having trouble keeping count of the wires turns around the core. 18, 19, 20... then Sports Center came on. "Big night in the NBA! Charles Barkley -34 points, 18 rebounds..." I lost it! I had to unwind the wire and start it over. Suck!
  5. I had a solder sucker that would operate off of an air tank. Man, was I spoiled. The tip assembly fit in the end of a 50 watt iron and it would suck the solder into a glass tube. It worked so much better than one of the Pace suckers. An Aloe plant near by is a nice thing to have too. 😉
  6. Nice looking iron. I use desoldering wick instead of a sucker but that is just personal taste. Something like this below. https://www.amazon.com/NTE-Electronics-SW02-10-No-Clean-Blue-098/dp/B0195UVWJ8/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=soldering+wick&qid=1631856427&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzTDVDQ0tCOE85NVFHJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTczMTc4MVY4OEhUVENVV1JZMyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTMwNDk3M1FTUUg3SkZTQTVEMCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
  7. https://buildyourownclone.com/collections/beginner-packages
  8. It sounds like this company isn't afraid to work to get your money. I would fairly complex transformers when I was in electronics. A tough one, 6 or so different wires, would take 8 hours or more if you hustled and had your game on. Making a pickup shouldn't be that complicated with the small amount of wires used -not that I know how that works. They know their craft and they want to give you the best service they can. I say hell yeah! Good for them and good for you! Bring those things down to Alabama and I will do the soldering for you free of charge. 😉
  9. Teach, if you don't disconnect the pups from one terminal it measure the whole shebang on that circuit. Otherwise you need to know the value of the tone and volume control pots to make the call. For some reason I suspect you know that so I guess I am just messing with you.
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