So over the course of the last few days I've successfully completed a shielding and solder project with a cheap P Bass copy I decided to get practice on. I changed all electronics minus the stock pickup. The bass sounds good...but I want to say that this project took me about 7 hours to do. Thats with a lot of trial and error, taking my time, and using helpful hints/videos along the way. The thing is, I don't feel too accomplished. For what I spent in buying a good iron, tools, parts, and lost time... I feel a bit disappointed that I goofed up so much and took so long. Plus my soldering still needs work so its neater and less mistakes along the way. Before I started the project, I was excited, because I thought it'd be easy and quick to always be able to make custom changes/fixes to my instrument myself. But this was a difficult task and I almost wanna give up and just pay a luthier in the future. I generally love DIY...I build my own PCs, I replaced several body parts on my car after an accident...but this soldering thing was harder than I expected. And I kinda feel dumb that I didn't save in both time and money with this particular DIY project. Anyone else feel a bit discouraged when they first started soldering? Any tips for getting over the noobie hump?