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Solder school - need longer hot wire from pup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Pocket4, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    I've done option 1 before with good results, but if I need a longer wire (hot) out of the pickup, is it OK to:

    1. detach the wire from the pickup body and solder a new one onto the base where it was removed?
    2. solder some type of extension onto the existing wire (but how to insulate if this is feasible?)

  2. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    It'd probably be best to solder an extension on. To insulate the joint, use heat-shrink tubing.
  3. I'm an electronics tech. There shouldn't be any problem with soldering an extension on. Just remember to make it straight in case you want to draw those wires through the hole.