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post Feb 6 2008, 01:13 AM
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Ok, so a while ago the wires came off the plug in jack on my guitar. I got my friend to fix it and it worked fine for a long time. About a year later, the same thing happened so I took it into a shop to have a pro do it. It took forever and he did a really crappy job. The wires were too spaced apart and got twisted up and just came right back off. This time, i decided to fix it myself. I had to solder some wires together because the original wire was not nearly long enough. After alot of pain and suffering, 2 burns on my finger and on the bottom of my foot, I got it to work. I think is sounds even better now than it did before!! Now here is my question. As I don't know anything too technical about wiring and wires, I had no clue what kind of wire to use... This may sound like a dumb question but I used doorbell wire.. is that ok? lol


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post Feb 6 2008, 03:07 AM
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I cannot tell you much cause I haven't done any soldering in my whole life ohmy.gif
But hey,if it's working fine than I guess you did good job,with wire type etc! smile.gif


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post Feb 6 2008, 03:32 AM
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Hey, good thinking. Like Mirus said if it works, sounds good, don't worry about it! wink.gif

I have to admit, I chuckled a lttle when I first read your post.


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post Feb 6 2008, 04:36 AM
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lol cool. I just wanted to make sure it wasnt going to do damage in the long run, but yeah its sounds great and I'm pleased!


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post Feb 6 2008, 05:42 AM
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Two comments.

1) Don't solder with your feet.

2) Wire from a doorbell should be OK. I'm agreeing with the others in that when you're done and it sounds OK, it's probably alright. You're not working with a lot of power inside a guitar, nor usually there isn't much in the way of delicate electronics so you're not in a lot of danger of screwing things up. As long as you're connecting the correct things, it should be fine.

The only thing that I'd worry about is that if you're involving your feet in your soldering, I'd check and make sure that those connections are soldered well, or they might come apart again.


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post Feb 6 2008, 08:18 AM
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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Feb 6 2008, 05:42 AM) *
1) Don't solder with your feet.

+1. If you manage to burn your feet when soldering you MIGHT be doing something wrong biggrin.gif

If it works and sounds good it's probably OK. That's what you want I guess. smile.gif
This isn't hi-tech. Just simple switches and pot's and low power. I don't know what the amp would say if you shorted the jack though.


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post Feb 7 2008, 07:06 AM
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Lol i guess I would have to agree with the soldering with my feet thing.. I got bored and was playing with some hot solder and basically when i was throwing it away it slipped out of the paper i had it on and landed on the side of my finger. At this point i kinda juggled it to where it bounced onto the top of another finger.. Then i yelled and it fell on the ground. While examining my wounds I stepped on it with my heel. Lucky for me i walk around barefooted alot so I have alot of uhh... tough skin? lol im tired and cant remember the word.. its a C word but. w/e yeah i burned the crap out of myself three times!! at least the finger burns were on the side of my finger so i can still finger pick! lol


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post Feb 7 2008, 08:35 AM
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Callouses, I think it is. biggrin.gif


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