In most things I try, or like to have a go at, I have a fair level of competence. I tend to be at least average at most things; but soldering is not one of them!
I remember soldering at school and learning the general method. I’ve read up on it and know the theory… but it never quite goes as I expect!
One of the problems I faced was down to the hardware…I know, a bad workman and all that… but as this was my first attempt at using a gas fired soldering iron; it caused me some problems. One such problem was that the heat vented out melted some plastic on one if the wires.
So now, despite my limitations and lack of the correct clamps, my shoddy wiring job is compete. If you’ve been following my previous posts (if not, go back and read them 😉 ) then you can see that I’ve been building a guitar from a kit. The guitar is now complete; I’ve attached all the hardware and now wired up the electrics. Only one of the pickups works and the earth is a little dodgy but it plays and sounds great (on the one working pickup). I suspect the problem is a broken switch (not helped by the scorch mark I made on it, which I’ll probably swap out later.
The last step in this journey is to correct one or two minor flaws and then make some personalisations to make it something I’m really pleased with 🙂