Sorry 'bout the 200+ private messages. Was trying to post here about choosing a soldering iron...

Views: 85

Replies to This Discussion

You can find those "Pencil" type solding irons and tips at Walmart or Harbor Freight along with tips for your old Weller Iron.

My marginal soldering skills at least doubled going from a pencil type to a basic solder station. It gets hotter and has a dial to adjust the temp. It was pretty cheap on Amazon, there are better ones too with digital temp control if you want to upgrade.

 Thanks guys! I can find the tips with the internal threads everywhere, but I can't find a fine point tip with the external threads like this:

These are the MT-1 tips. I can also find the other two replacement tips which resemble flat blade screwdrivers. The tip of the MT-1 could stand to be a lot sharper/smaller for circuit boards. I may go buy a station in the next few days... Other ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Ray

Just did a Google search and got 4 companies/websites that sell those.

 I can get the MT-1s, but not the sharper pointed ones. Your search skills are a lot better than mine.

Lots of sets on Amazon that has the tip you want and Granger has them.

Yea, buy a solder station, you’ll be glad you did

Thanks, Brian. Several others have said the same. I'll try to get one sometime in the next few days. 

Thank you

 Thank you Paul. 

 I'm going to get the dull-tipped ones at the top of my post and keep it for auto and household wiring and get me an adjustable station with the sharp tip for working with circuit boards. I hope to play with guitar and amp electronics quite a bit while I learn. I have a few bucks spending money for a change and think I should go ahead and bite the bullet. 

Thanks again!

Ray

Those solder stations are great. Saves you from pulling out your hair or throwing things in rage. Haha

I second that, Paul :D

 Well you can never go wrong having the right tools. Too often, I can't afford the right ones. Gonna go ahead and jump in and get a station.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Discussion Forum

LM386 Amp w/ Switchable Clean Channel

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. May 28. 1 Reply

Simple 1st Timer CBG Amp

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 28, 2020. 25 Replies

Matching Speakers to LM386

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray Aug 6, 2020. 11 Replies

Suggestions wanted for easy amp build

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray Jun 16, 2020. 11 Replies

Ruby Amp

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Southern Ray May 17, 2020. 27 Replies

Low-Z pickup and components values

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray May 13, 2020. 6 Replies

Oops

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray May 3, 2020. 12 Replies

DIY Spring Reverb

Started by Kevin Keating. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 17, 2019. 4 Replies

TDA2030A Amp

Started by Bama Hound. Last reply by Gary Stenzel Jul 23, 2017. 14 Replies

Home Brew Champ Tube Amp

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Dual IM386 Chip amp

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 27, 2017. 29 Replies

5 Watt Amp Kit (DIY Case)

Started by Walter Haapapuro. Last reply by Gene Jones Dec 7, 2016. 46 Replies

DIY reverb behold - I found this online

Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Bass Cabinet project

Started by Murdoc_420. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Jul 16, 2016. 34 Replies

Kalamazoo Model 1 Deluxe

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Rick Alexander Jun 20, 2016. 12 Replies

LM386 amp and other stuff

Started by Denis U. Last reply by Denis U May 29, 2016. 19 Replies

Combo Amp Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig May 27, 2016. 113 Replies

Blog Posts

Leonard Cohen Life

Posted by Keith Rearick on October 7, 2021 at 11:18am 0 Comments

CBGer’s Lament

Posted by Ghostbuttons on October 3, 2021 at 12:11am 0 Comments

Sasquatch!

Posted by Mark E. Martinsen on September 29, 2021 at 8:39pm 3 Comments

Prototyping with a big ol' wine box

Posted by Ben on September 23, 2021 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Mr. Bells

Posted by Stephen Cohen on September 4, 2021 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

Chuck Hunsinger commented on 3 String Blues's photo
Thumbnail

who can relate???

"That's funny! And yes I can relate."
48 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Uncle John's photo
1 hour ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Uncle John's photo
Thumbnail

New CBB. 5 string banjo

"Lookin’ good Uncle John! You are getting the maximum mileage out your fret purchases.…"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick posted a photo

smokable swamp witch guitar

Yup , you can actually smoke this one . faux volume knob is a cover FOR THE COB PIPE , . mouthpiece…
1 hour ago
Chuck Hunsinger posted a photo

IMG_20211026_192544

My first attempt at a bottle neck slide
1 hour ago
Chuck Hunsinger commented on 3 String Blues's video
Thumbnail

Home on the Range - Acoustic Box Guitar

"Wow! Very nice, very tastefully done. I love the way you play, thanks for sharing that!"
1 hour ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Poorness Studios's video
Thumbnail

Adding an External Speaker Jack to the Orange Crush 12 (or any guitar combo amp)

"I am getting close to being motivated to do something with my Danelectro HoneyTone amp. I already…"
4 hours ago
Charred added a discussion to the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
Thumbnail

Mindbender (by Stiltwater)

Can Mindbender, by the band Stillwater, be done on a three-string fretless guitar?…See More
4 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Execution Day

"You nailed the setting Uncle John! I could easily place you at Airway Heights Corrections Center…"
4 hours ago
Charred joined Cigar Box Nation's group
Thumbnail

How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar

Playing tips and secrets. Tunings. Primal music theory.See More
5 hours ago
3 String Blues commented on 3 String Blues's photo
Thumbnail

who can relate???

"I am not changing all of them, just the ones kids can see on the website."
5 hours ago
RON NORTHCUTT commented on 3 String Blues's photo
Thumbnail

who can relate???

"Don't change them one bit. Let the dogs smoke. Or whatever else Dave had them doing.…"
5 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->