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Re: recovering the past...
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2022, 02:37:48 PM »
Damn Jimi, I'm looking at selling off the Music Man which will be the last of my big ticket guitars.  I'll reduce to a few cheap mutts that play like $$$.  My holdouts are a heavily modified 71 Strat (worthless now with all the mods), and a couple of Lados that were big money in their day but not so much currently.  I offed my Hamer to a guy that thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread so big win there.  I swapped my 77 LP Special (badly scarred) for a bottle of bourbon (owner was destined to be it's rightful owner anyway) and I pretty much quit over-drinking over that bottle (not a bad thing).
60ish guitars is still a small number. I need to sell some, but I like them all. 7 Les Pauls should be the minimum anyone owns.


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Re: recovering the past...
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2022, 02:40:26 PM »
Last step is pulling some FV-1s off old builds. I've been able to do this before but I'm going to try a new method this time (ChipQuik) and see if it really is as easy as advertised.
I'd be keen to hear how this goes, just checked out the video below.
Where do you get the quckchip low meting point solder? I couldn't find it at Mouser.

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Re: recovering the past...
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2022, 05:57:28 PM »
Holy crap, this is a thing?  That looks awesome!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2022, 10:54:34 AM »
I pretty much box everything.... then rock it... then to the shelf where it will stay most of the time

same here

I didn't know there was another way

Sounds about right, it's all about the journey... finishing is pretty anti-climatic.
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2022, 12:49:44 PM »
I pretty much box everything.... then rock it... then to the shelf where it will stay most of the time

same here

I didn't know there was another way

Sounds about right, it's all about the journey... finishing is pretty anti-climatic.
Yes and no. At the end you have a new toy, then you notice something else all shiny, and you need to have it.


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Re: recovering the past...
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2022, 02:28:16 PM »
I pretty much box everything.... then rock it... then to the shelf where it will stay most of the time

same here

I didn't know there was another way

Sounds about right, it's all about the journey... finishing is pretty anti-climatic.
Yes and no. At the end you have a new toy, then you notice something else all shiny, and you need to have it.


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Re: recovering the past...
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2022, 04:13:03 PM »
Man, I really need to do this. I just got a 1.6MM tip for my FL-300, which makes desoldering pots so much easier than the smaller diameter tip that came with unit.

I've got probably 50 JFETs in need of rescue on failed/crappy project boards. And a slew of AVX caps.

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Re: recovering the past...
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2022, 10:10:47 PM »
Update on the ChipQuik adventure:

Over the weekend I used ChipQuik to remove three FV-1 from old builds. In the end, I was able to recover all three with acceptable results. However, I'm not sure if it's really any better or worse then other methods. Previously, I've used my heat gun to remelt the solder connections and simply pull the FV-1 after a few minutes of heating. With the ChipQuik, I used the same method but was able to set my heat gun to a much lower temperature to do the removal. However, there was a lot of cleanup afterwards with the ChipQuik. Each chip came away clean from the pads but I had to use my desoldering gun to clear all the blobs leftover on the FV-1 pins to get them back in to shape for re-soldering. So, I don't know if it's really any better or not. I think ChipQuik is probably great if you are trying to pull a chip clean from a PCB you want to re-use. But, maybe it's not the easiest if you are trying to use the actual chip you are pulling! Unless you have the right tools and patience. FWIW.

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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2022, 10:13:18 PM »
What heat gun do you use?


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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2022, 05:14:29 PM »
Another follow-up on Chipquik. I had another PCB to recover an FV1 from. Went through the same process as before. To my surprise the chip released just from a few seconds of heating both sets of pins in quick succession with my soldering iron. I didn't even need the heat gun - it just came right off. After cleaning up the leftover solder with wick the FV1 was nearly good as new.

So, I am a believer now. There's not of ton of solder in the package but I've used it 4 or 5 times now and I still have plenty left. I think it's worth recommending it.

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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2022, 05:56:23 PM »
That sounds awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2022, 08:26:51 PM »
Another follow-up on Chipquik. I had another PCB to recover an FV1 from. Went through the same process as before. To my surprise the chip released just from a few seconds of heating both sets of pins in quick succession with my soldering iron. I didn't even need the heat gun - it just came right off. After cleaning up the leftover solder with wick the FV1 was nearly good as new.

So, I am a believer now. There's not of ton of solder in the package but I've used it 4 or 5 times now and I still have plenty left. I think it's worth recommending it.
Is this the de-solder alloy ? (apologies if youíve already said). Iíve been eyeing a tube.
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