#1
not sure if this is the right forum for this....but

i was wondering if this was a decent soldering iron to get me started with building pedals and things...
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=4061&doy=25m9
and if this was good solder
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=N31AR&DOY=25m9
they seem a good price, but i was wondering if they would crap out after a week or so?

thanks for helping a noob
#4


It is a bit low powered, but if you're only beginning soldering I suppose it's a better idea to get a lower powered than ultra high powered iron so you don't fry anything

Good luck with the build, you still doing the LPB?
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#5
Quote by MrCarrot


It is a bit low powered, but if you're only beginning soldering I suppose it's a better idea to get a lower powered than ultra high powered iron so you don't fry anything

Good luck with the build, you still doing the LPB?


cool
and yeh im still doing the LPB
at the moment im saving up for my new amp so it could be around christmas when i start it.
Is the LPB a hard pedal to build or good for a starter?
and thanks i hope it goes well too
#6
The LPB is one of the simplest ones to do as a starter. If you can, to help yourself learn soldering, buy a whole load of cheap carbon film resistors at a quantity discount and a big piece of stripboard and practice soldering on that before you do the pedal itself - it'll make it much easier when the time comes

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#7
Quote by MrCarrot
The LPB is one of the simplest ones to do as a starter. If you can, to help yourself learn soldering, buy a whole load of cheap carbon film resistors at a quantity discount and a big piece of stripboard and practice soldering on that before you do the pedal itself - it'll make it much easier when the time comes



will do
do you mean like these?
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1918&criteria=stripboard&doy=25m9
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=5729&C=Maplin&U=SearchTop&T=CARBON%20FILM%20RESISTORS&doy=25m9
and also for the LPB, where do i get the PCB??
is there anywhere you can buy them?
#8
^ Basically that, yeah. If you can get ahold of 1/4w carbon film ones, they'll be cheaper most probably.

As for the PCBs, that's a bit more difficult - I don't think there's many places you can source them in the UK, you may well have to build it on a stripboard. I started a wiring diagram for an LPB on stripboard the other day actually, I have to go now so I can't finish it now but I might be able to finish it off tomorrow
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#9
Quote by MrCarrot
^ Basically that, yeah. If you can get ahold of 1/4w carbon film ones, they'll be cheaper most probably.

As for the PCBs, that's a bit more difficult - I don't think there's many places you can source them in the UK, you may well have to build it on a stripboard. I started a wiring diagram for an LPB on stripboard the other day actually, I have to go now so I can't finish it now but I might be able to finish it off tomorrow


ok
if you do manage to finish it, would you be able to post it here, or PM me it?
thanks

Edit - oh and found this for excellent value http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=2163&doy=25m9
Last edited by Guitar-God-Elf at Sep 25, 2007,