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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EatS1stBassist, Nov 14, 2019.
Finally got to jam. Great day!
What happened to the blue Gretsch?
Still here that ain’t goin’ nowhere!
It’ll be gone by next year-lol! Traded for something else.
Is that Sunburst one new also?
Yes it is needs some work on the volume pot.
Got a great deal.
Trading allows me to reduce my inventory and sometimes trade up. Both of which happened.
i'd forgotten all about that rendition --- had to look it up on YT to be reminded --- very fun!
sweet! great father/son stuff!
wonderful! playing makes any day into a great one! envious here.
I dig that big jazzy Gretsch, always lusted after a big fat archtop like that. I want to play jazz but the reality is I don't know how to play over chord changes, sometimes I can figure it out by ear but mostly will get lost quick. I've felt a guitar like that would sit in the corner mocking my inability to play it properly.
Then play it improperly!
So 2 of switches are bad for sure on my monstrosity...
Could it be my iron is too hot?
have it set for ~750 degrees...
51 degrees less And the solder wont melt... how long was the iron on the terminal?
What do they look like now?
Just something for you inlanders.
They "look" fine but the switches won't budge. Was worried I got them too hot and the internals are all locked up.
I don't recall them having this problem before I soldered...
IDK it sounds like you may have cooked them?
The solder should melt and give you a good joint within a couple seconds. If it doesn't, you risk cooking your switches. Possible reasons you're cooking your switches:
The iron is too hot
You need to clean and re-tin the tip of your iron
You need to use flux to clean the joint before soldering
It could also be that the switch+wires are hitting the bottom of the control cavity and pushing the switch upward. Depending on the switch, this can make the internals lock up. It's easy to test: if you take the pickguard or rear cover off and it's still frozen, this isn't your problem.
I use a hot iron but it's in contact for so little time it's ok. Probably leaving it in contact too long.
What are you guys using as inexpensive upgraded tuners for these basses? I've never had a guitar tuning peg just die, but today I killed one of these. The post snapped off somewhere inside. Not from abuse, just tuning up...
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