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Effect Pedal Patch Leads – Soldered, Solderless And Everything In Between

Published 25 Oct 2022

Are solderless patch leads really from the devil? Are soldered patch leads the only real option? Let's some tips and advice on how to make them as reliable as possible

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Intro
0:48 Is soldered the best?
1:30 My first gig in London
3:15 What's my point?
3:50 Eric Johnson's pedalboard
4:00 Pro builder's epic soldering skills
4:28 Centre pin solder-less patch cables
5:00 Cutting the cable
6:10 Ice lolly stick
8:50 Connector covers
9:15 3 Monkeys patch cables
9:43 Solid Core patch cables
10:40 What you need to make them
11:08 Stripping the outer insulation
12:20 Watch your pressure
16:30 Soldered patch cables
17:28 RoHS
19:50 Soldering pointers
22:10 Testing
42:13 Thanks for watching

Video on soldering patch cables -

Guitars in this episode:
• 1965 Fender Telecaster

Amps & cabs in this episode:
• LazyJ J20 Amplifier

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