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Soldering Braided Guitar Wire

Grounding pickups and toggle switches that use braided guitar wire can be tricky - the below video offers an easy technique to use yourself. The key is tinning.

Tinning is winning. This means maintaining a well tinned soldering iron which allows for easy heat transfer and easy flow of solder onto the braid as well as tinning the pot casing and the wire itself.

- Tin the back of the pot where you want to ground the braided wire. Spread a small puddle of solder onto the back of the pot casing.

- Tin the under side of the braided wire that will be grounded to the pot.

- Hold your soldering tip (ensuring it is well tinned) against the side of the braided to transfer heat.

- Start to flow in your solder - it will gradually creep up the braid.

- Hold the wire firmly in place with a screw driver or similar device and rotate your soldering iron to spread the solder over the braid.

- Repeat this process on the other side of the wire.

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