hi sam. the pad u speak of for soldering is a wet sponge. use it to clean carbon buildup from the tip while soldering. if it gets too carboned use a copper choreboy pad on the tip. i use a choreboy every time to clean it b4 plugging it in. after that plug it in let it heat up and wipe it off on the wet sponge. ur oron is ready to use. when u see cabon buildup or its just not soldering as fast as it should wipe it on the sponge again. i do a sponge wipe every time. hope this helps answer ur question.
Wichita Sam said:
Thanks for the idea.... I'll check with Ted. Have a great and prosperous day!!!! - WS
Hello All, does anyone have experience wiring a magnetic pickup to the jack that for the rod piezo - preamp combo? My plan is to have both the pick up and piezo on my current build. Thanks for the help. Jim
Hello Jim, sorry I don't know too much about that. I know that some people put a 3-way switch in to select between the two pickups and I've heard that you can also use a pot to blend between the two, but that sort of thing is a bit beyond my level of guitar electronics. You might try the Electronics and Wiring group... seems there were some diagrams posted in there.