So I finally pulled the trigger on a 1073-type preamp. I went with the Soundskulptor MP573, quite simply because I wanted to ease my ever tingling DIY-nerve (just love the feel when you get to make something, no metter if it's a mix or renovate the kitchen) and also get myself a 1073-flavor. This will also be my first 500-series unit.
So in a few days I get to bring out the ol' soldering iron and assemble my first DIY-unit! 🙂
Yeah, I put it together last weekend. However, one of the film capacitors were missing in the kit, so JPK had to send me another one and that one hasn't arrived yet. So I haven't yet made the final assembly and setup! But I tell ya.. I was reeeeaaally bitten. Love this DIY-stuff and will buy more 🙂
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to answer what iron I used. It was named Xytronic, found here: http://www.soldering-station.com/digital-solder-station.html
A cheap digital station but it worked wonderfully. Used a 1.6mm chisel tip and that also worked great. Used 0.5mm solder with a 60/40 blend. Could perhaps have used a bit thicker solder but with 0.5 there is no way you're risking putting on too much. Also, this was my first ever build, had never solder on PCB's before. A lot of guitar pickup changes though 😉
I'll load up some pics on where I am right now!
This reply was modified 6 years ago by Magnus Hallin.