steve00 Posted June 4, 2006 Report Share Posted June 4, 2006 I'm replacing the stock pickups on my standard Strat for some Jeff Beck hot noiseless pickups. I just bought a 35-watt Weller soldering iron. I did a little bit of soldering in a circuits class I took last semester, but I don't have a lot of soldering skills, so I have a few questions: 1. Should I practice on some junk PCBs before I go to work on my strat? Is the soldering involved in this job tricky or sensitive in any way? 2. I have some left over 60/40 resin-core solder from that class. Will that work OK or is there a specific type of solder that should be used for this job? 3. Are there any other materials I need to buy? What is a "shield kit" (I've seen this advertised alongside pickups on a lot of websites)? Do I need to use a heatsink anywhere on this job? 4. Should I put in a new output jack at the same time I switch the pickups or is the stock output jack on a standard strat good quality? I would be really grateful to anyone willing to take the time to answer all these questions. Thanks, -Steve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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