Parts supply question

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  1. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    Does anyone know where to buy small solderable ring terminals for the bridge ground in bulk? The ones like Rob DiStefano uses? I’ve found a few, but they’re in small packs and pretty pricey.
     
  2. El Tele Lobo

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    I would like to know this too. Maybe we should ask @Rob DiStefano himself...
     
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  3. Rob DiStefano

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    nothing to buy but the wire itself.

    take a 9" or so length of 24 to 28 gauge stranded wire, strip off 2" of insulation at one end, twist the strands tight, use a screwdriver to wrap the wire around it twice to form a loop, wrap the tag end completely around the wire. use a pair of flat nose pliers to compress the loop flat - voila, a "washer". coat the mashed loop and exposed wire wrap with flux, liberally flow solder on the loop and wrap, flick the loop to remove excess solder. easy enuf, eh? ;)
     
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    I'm not sure what he uses but an auto parts store would have bulk terminals for grounding etc.

    Try an ebay search and buy them direct from china, they all come from there anyway.
    You'll probably find packs of 100 for a buck or two with free shipping.
     
  5. Rob DiStefano

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    doh! see my post before yours! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    I'm usually on the ball and read all the posts but obviously had a vague moment here.:lol::oops::)
     
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    I have a few go-tos at work when we need that sort of thing.

    Del City
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  8. Rob DiStefano

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    welcome to my world! :eek::D
     
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  9. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    This is pretty much what I did when I grounded one of my teles that buzzed when I wasn't touching the control plate. Worked like a charm. I didn't flow solder on the loop...but I think it was pre-tinned wire, so it worked out.

    Necessity is one of the Mothers of Invention. (see what I did there, Rob?). :D
     
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    classic! hairy.gif
     
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  11. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    Awesome. I had actually thought about that, but yours looks so slick I thought it was a factory made part! Thank you sir!
     
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  12. El Tele Lobo

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    Don't feel badly, Lineboat. I thought the same thing when Rob made one for me!
     
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