Possible Sticky! I desire to start doing my own home setup and repair, especially in terms of electronics work. What kind of supplies would I need to start? Some thoughts: 1) Soldiering iron, obviously. I have been told that 25w is good, as 15w is too weak to be effective and higher wattages can cause damage to the electronics. 2) Soldier. What is the best kind to use for line-level applications? Many different variations seem to exist, and I don't want computer soldier when audio solider may be more appropriate. 3) Mechanical Parts. What are good-quality potentiometer brands? Where are some places (preferably online) to buy these pots and switches? I'd prefer not to Stew-Mac because of a bad experience with their wiring kits. Someone suggested CTS pots, but I don't know what those are or where to get them. 4) Wire. What is the best kind of wire to use for under the pickguard? Are some brands better than others? Is color-coding (black/white) necessary? I was also told to use a different kind of wire when connecting the ground to the bridge. 5) Shielding supplies. Does copper roof flashing and an adhesive work properly, or would I be better off in terms of time using Stew-Mac adhesive copper foil tape? Are there any cheap places online to get copper foil or shielding tape? Many of the sites have very small sheets or weird sized tubes for pretty high prices. I would also appreciate any suggestions for supplies I have forgotten, or sites with useful information on wiring! Thanks TB!