#1
I am getting a new humbucker and I was wondering if you could install them without having to solder *my soldering gun died*. I was thinking I could do it with wrapping the wires and then covering them with electricians tape, could I do that?
#4
technically it's possible, but it's most likely not going to hold in the long run. and anyway, it's really hard to make the connections stay connected well using only electrical tape. sorry man, soldering is really your best way. could you borrow one from a friend?
#5
I'd hold out and buy a new soldering iron. If you really want to you could crimp them I guess as a temporary fix.
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#7
Well I dont have the money for a new soldering iron. And I do not have anything to crimp the wires with. I only have 2 resources, a pair of wire cutters and electricians tape.
#10
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People have given you their time on Christmas day, for Heaven's sake :\
#11
ok if you want our help here it is, yes it can be done, it is likely to work yes, is it likely to stay working for a long period NO so yes you can do it but odds are it will fail or you will have to tamper with it often to make it work

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#12
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ok if you want our help here it is, yes it can be done, it is likely to work yes, is it likely to stay working for a long period NO so yes you can do it but odds are it will fail or you will have to tamper with it often to make it work

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Yes thank you, this is more of what I what looking for.
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Quote by Darkdevil725
I should have just not posted this thread. No usefull information.

The info in this thread is very usefull. If you do it your way you will have to re-do it when your pickup starts cutting out. Which it will sooner or later. Soldering irons don't cost much so just buy a new one and do it right the first time. You'll be better off in the long run.
#15
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yeah i know i just thought i would put it in "his" terms

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#16
Well I would love to buy a new soldering iron. But I have no job, been hunting for jobs nearly every day for a while now. No one is hiring. Not even Walmart and Taco Bell which have all ways been hiring year round. But I will just deal with it the ghetto way and maybe in a month or so if a job opens I will do it properly.
#17
Quote by Darkdevil725
Well I would love to buy a new soldering iron. But I have no job, been hunting for jobs nearly every day for a while now. No one is hiring. Not even Walmart and Taco Bell which have all ways been hiring year round. But I will just deal with it the ghetto way and maybe in a month or so if a job opens I will do it properly.
Everything about this thread makes me giggle. You haz no munniez to get something inexpensive like a soldering iron, but you can afford a new HB.

You wanna take a functioning guitar and put time and effort into it to change the HB but cheap out on a low cost item that will allow you to do it properly.

Yes indeed, you can just wrap the wires and tape them. And in all likelihood there will be problems even before you get all the screws back in your pickguard or cavity cover.

Take your time and get what you need to do it properly, or be forced deal with a nuisance that you will have created until finally get the right stuff. Good luck, whichever path you take.


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#18
Quote by Darkdevil725
Well I would love to buy a new soldering iron. But I have no job, been hunting for jobs nearly every day for a while now. No one is hiring. Not even Walmart and Taco Bell which have all ways been hiring year round. But I will just deal with it the ghetto way and maybe in a month or so if a job opens I will do it properly.


sell crack to little kids on the streets
you'll make enough to buy 3 soldering irons
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#19
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I should have just not posted this thread. No usefull information.


Everyone answered your questions. Yes you can do it without solder. It just won't work too well. Useful information in my opinion.
#20
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Everything about this thread makes me giggle. You haz no munniez to get something inexpensive like a soldering iron, but you can afford a new HB.

You wanna take a functioning guitar and put time and effort into it to change the HB but cheap out on a low cost item that will allow you to do it properly.

Yes indeed, you can just wrap the wires and tape them. And in all likelihood there will be problems even before you get all the screws back in your pickguard or cavity cover.

Take your time and get what you need to do it properly, or be forced deal with a nuisance that you will have created until finally get the right stuff. Good luck, whichever path you take.




The HB is a christmas gift.
#21
If you cant install it properly just hold off until you can find, borrow, buy a soldering iron. You go and cut those wires and it works like crap you wont be able to put the old one back in either.
#22
You're just looking for someone else to tell you what you want to do is alright. Sure it'll work but it's a hassle to go back and fix it again. I'm sure you can easily score a soldering iron off a friend or christmas money. I hope for the HB's sake it's nothing more than a GFS, with the hell you're going to put it through.

Merry Christmas!
#23
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Yes thank you, this is more of what I what looking for.

So you 'knew' the answer before you asked the question? That's just poor use of the scientific method right there
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#24
Yeah, he was just looking for people to support the idea that he can do it with electrical tape. Its called making a choice and justifying it. In any ethics or philosophy class you learn that that's the stupid way to do stuff. I believe Socrates had a whole thing on it.

Do the guitar with electrical tape and wirecutters. Everything will be ok. Make sure to put duct tape over the pickups and you will keep dust out of it and it will sound better. Also be sure to use pure copper wire directly from your amp to the jack on the guitar and you will get a super strong direct connection. Better than having so many coatings of stuff on wires and all that.
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#25
Quote by Darkdevil725
I should have just not posted this thread. No usefull information.


Wow. Please don't post on here again until you are older or grow a pair.

I hope you are only 15 or 16 and an only child.

Everyone here is posting helpfull information. Don't waste our time.

Merry X-mas.
#26
You what you could do?

Mow some grass, rake some leaves, shovel snow and charge just a few bucks. A few driveways and you'll have your money to do it right.
#28
Well I do appologize for my assholish comment earlier. And I do thank yall for some of the advice.

@Jag. Yes its a GFS Power Rail, friend refused to not buy me anything so I went for
something cheap that would be useful.

@a7xplayer. I wish I could but none of my friends own one.

@ Chaos Nil. Thanks for the advice, I will do that and I will just be sure to leave plenty of wire for when I do manage to get a soldering iron.

@ R45VT. Again I apologize to everyone, the whole jobless thing along with some other personal matters have left me in kind of a bah humbug type of mood.
#29
Quote by Chaos Nil
Make sure to put duct tape over the pickups and you will keep dust out of it and it will sound better.

/thread
do you know how much duct tape can save your tone?
shit i got a 2nd hand guitar, sounded like ass. so i got my compresser, and sprayed all that nasty dust out of my pickups, sounded better...
so then i went out and got some ducttape, to seal the deal. remmember, any tape will work, but aluminm tape works a shitload better, its like having 2 magnets on your pickups, SOUNDS SO DAMN AWESOME NOW.

but other than that it should work by just tapeing the wires together, just dont bich to us when they come undone later.
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#30
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but other than that it should work by just tapeing the wires together, just dont bich to us when they come undone later.

lol I wont, I like working on my guitar a lot anyways.
#31
Quote by Darkdevil725
friend refused to not buy me anything so I went for
something cheap that would be useful.
Hmmm. Sounds like you're describing a nice new soldering iron to me.

PROTIP: Soldering iron w/ nothing new to solder causes less grief than something needing to be soldered w/ no soldering iron.

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lol I wont, I like working on my guitar a lot anyways.
Good. Then it's settled.
If you like working on your guitar a lot, you'll LOVE taping wires to hold them in place.
Do it like you planned and it will keep you busy on a regular basis.

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#32
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/thread
so then i went out and got some ducttape, to seal the deal. remmember, any tape will work, but aluminm tape works a shitload better, its like having 2 magnets on your pickups, SOUNDS SO DAMN AWESOME NOW.

Woah! I'll have to try that now! I never though of using that kind. I upgraded recently to some nice gaffers tape. That stuff is like the god of tape in a roll. I was also thinking of taking the screws out of the backplate and just gluing it so that way I dont have to worry about the idea of there being SCREWS in a guitar. A guitar should be made out of wood, not screws
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