are you saying that a hardtail strat bridge has the grounding wire soldered to it? i thought i could get away with just having it there and fanning out the strands of wire a bit and the pressure from the screws holding down the bridge would make good contact.
Hey Brian, that is a perfectly acceptable solution you described, I just mentioned that as an example, not necessarily as the only possiblity, some guys solder it some just fan out the wiring, both methods work fine, I just thought I would make note that it works better when soldering heavier pieces to use a higher wattage Iron and also a good time to throw on some flux, but certainly not the only way.
25 -35 watts is usually enough for soldering lighter more sensitive stuff like the electronics, but 45-75 watts would make it easier for larger block pieces of metal, but again just some general guidlines. Surely not the only way.
The thread here is about the importance of the prep work which helps to minimize the chances of a cold weld, and insures that solid contact is made so there isn't any surprises later.:icon_thumright: