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9 minutes ago, rockabilly69 said:

It's four solder joints, got any friends that are good at soldering? I call a job like this "the ol' in and out" :)

I may actually attempt to do this myself. I just need to get a cooler iron. The one I have is way too hot to use on pots. Worst case scenario, I get the crappy SDs out and they just need to do a couple joints. Should be simple,right?

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28 minutes ago, ElChoad said:

I may actually attempt to do this myself. I just need to get a cooler iron. The one I have is way too hot to use on pots. Worst case scenario, I get the crappy SDs out and they just need to do a couple joints. Should be simple,right?

https://buildyourownclone.com/collections/beginner-packages

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I actually just found a few old pots that I removed from a project a few years ago. I should just use those as a practice pad first. I should get some plain vintage braid wire and make myself comfortable.

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43 minutes ago, ElChoad said:

I actually just found a few old pots that I removed from a project a few years ago. I should just use those as a practice pad first. I should get some plain vintage braid wire and make myself comfortable.

that is a great idea. And you could buy a new soldering iron for the cost of having your tech install those pickups.

https://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi-premier-75w-Soldering-Station.html

Get yourself some leaded solder (unleaded is harder to work with)

https://www.circuitspecialists.com/4890-18g.html

and a solder sucker to clean up the messes people left behind like many Heritage solder joint I've seen!

https://www.circuitspecialists.com/zd108k.html

 

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3 minutes ago, rockabilly69 said:

that is a great idea. And you could buy a new soldering iron for the cost of having your tech install those pickups.

https://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi-premier-75w-Soldering-Station.html

Get yourself some leaded solder (unleaded is harder to work with)

https://www.circuitspecialists.com/4890-18g.html

and a solder sucker to clean up the messes people left behind like many Heritage solder joint I've seen!

https://www.circuitspecialists.com/zd108k.html

 

I have a 40 watt iron, but I think an adjustable stationay be a good investment. I should really know how to do this myself, instead of relying on somebody else that keeps my guitar for what I think is way too long for what should be a simple job. 

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5 minutes ago, ElChoad said:

I have a 40 watt iron, but I think an adjustable stationay be a good investment. I should really know how to do this myself, instead of relying on somebody else that keeps my guitar for what I think is way too long for what should be a simple job. 

Agreed! 

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1 hour ago, PunkKitty said:

That's a good price on that station. I bought one similar to that about 6 months ago. I'll never go back to a regular iron.

You know what I like about it, is that it heats up super fast to whatever temp you need. and it keeps it there, plus you can save three heat settings. Plus the tip cleaner has a can of flux at the bottom!

Every now and them they sell refurbs which are fully warrantied for $39. A good friend of mine called me when day when he saw one and that's when I bought mine.

I looked for ElChoad but I didn't see any in their deal section

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27 minutes ago, High Flying Bird said:

I prefer the suckers, but I use both, and because both are so cheap, I just pick the one that works better for the situation. I use the suckers quite a bit more though, and I solder a lot. 

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