guitar pedal repair

Photo 1 — The essentials: a low-watt soldering iron, a stand, a small damp sponge, and a roll of “electronic silver solder” like this .020" 60/40 tin/lead rosin flux solder from Kester.

Learn to solder like a pro in this easy-to-follow demonstration.

Given the DIY nature of this issue, we thought it would be appropriate to address good soldering technique. If you’re willing to invest a few bucks in some modest tools and spend a little time practicing the basics, you can learn to wire up guitars, stomp kits, speaker cabinets, and even do some simple amp mods. Once you understand the fundamentals, you can save money and derive a lot of satisfaction from working on your own gear.

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A few quick tips to help save a soaked stomp.

My pedal got wet at a gig and it's not working, HELP!

I started out using some info from Bob Schwartz, a retired electrical engineer. I give him credit for his article which I have edited and modified from computer equipment specific to guitar effect specific.

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