Does this ground solder joint look suspicious?

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Does this ground solder joint look suspicious?

Postby Sven Larsen on Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Hey folks,

I play a Yamaha guitar, recently I've been encountering a lot of noise issues, so I took a look at the ground in the back and the solder job looks kind of sketchy to me. However, I'm fairly inexperienced with this kind of thing, so I wanted to ask you all, does this solder joint look like it could be the cause of some unwanted noise? If so, can I just try to reinforce it with more solder, or would it be best to desolder the thing and start fresh?

Thanks for your time!

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Re: Does this ground solder joint look suspicious?

Postby Unit_1 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:16 pm

well i would have cleaned the rosin up a tad, but it looks like it flowed on both surfaces, and doesn't look like it would be the source of *new* issues.

what kind of noise issues are you having?

constant? intermittent? buzzing? humming? clicking? scratching? squealing? popping? you've tried other guitars with the same amp and are sure it's the guitar?

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Re: Does this ground solder joint look suspicious?

Postby stratele52 on Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:50 pm

Solder are good , normal, you don't need to do anything with.

Yes, what is your noise problem ?
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