First Time Wiring Job

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Rex-C, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Try scuffing the pot with dome sandpaper, and using some solder flux. Nice lead dress!
     
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  2. Rex-C

    Rex-C Strat-Talk Member

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    Looks awesome man!
     
  3. Rex-C

    Rex-C Strat-Talk Member

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    I'll give that a shot next time, thanks for the tip
     
  4. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-O-Master

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    Good job. where did you end up getting your parts?
     
  5. Rex-C

    Rex-C Strat-Talk Member

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    Sort of a mix of places. The 5 way and the pots I got from Callaham because I was already buying a block and saddles, but the pots they sent were too long and I didn't want to use a bunch of extra washers so I got some 1/4" bushing ones off amazon that work well. The pickguard, shielding, and cloth cable I picked up off Reverb.
     
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  6. Neophyte16

    Neophyte16 Strat-Talker

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    wow so clean, great job.
     
  7. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-O-Master

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    Are the CTS pots you bought split shaft 450S 250k?
     
  8. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Great advice. It'll help the solder not only stick but will help ensure you don't wind up with a "cold" joint. When soldering on the back of a pot I'll generally scrape the oxide layer with the tip of my wirecutters in a small area I intended to solder on rather than bust out the sandpaper though. I don't want to risk any of the dust getting in the pot.
     
  9. Polarbear

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    Looks good, much better than my first attempt.