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Chapter 2 – Installation Notes – Specification and Parts

Chapter 2 – Installation Notes – Specification and Parts


Parts List for Django
  • 1 pr SQ supermalloy TVC
  • 4 XLR jacks
  • 10 RCA jacks
  • 6 position Seiden selector switch
  • 23 position Seiden attenuator switch
  • 12 tab Miyama 2 way toggle switch x 2
  • 6 tab Miyama 2 way toggle switch x 2
  • two way toggle switch for ground
  • 7m Hookup wire
  • 2M silver solder
Chassis complete with mounting hardware, knobs and selector extension rod


Recommended Solder


It is recommended that included silver solder be used.


Solder Technique


Solder means to apply the iron tip to the point that needs to be soldered to heat it and at the same time apply the solder. The iron and solder come together at the same time when soldering any joint or tinning a wire and the solder should start to flow evenly around the joint. Allow the solder to cool naturally and do not blow on it. The finished joint should appear shiny and not dull.


Many problems are due to poor solder technique. Clean the iron tip regularly on a wet sponge between each soldering step.




Attach means to dress a wire by stripping off enough insulation and then attaching it to the designated point or component. The connection is NOT to be soldered at this time. It is a good idea to tin all wires before attaching them. Always wrap the wire around the connection point to make a good mechanical connection.
Connect means to dress a wire by stripping off enough insulation and soldering it to the connection point or first tinning the wire. When connecting a wire to a valve base pin it is recommended that enough insulation be removed so the wire can be wrapped around the pin to form a good mechanical joint before soldering. When attaching wires to any of the PCB’s or switches you should strip off a small amount of insulation and then apply solder to the exposed wire to tin it before fixing it to the PCB.


Teflon coated high purity copper Single Strand Magnet Wire


This wire comes with an enamel coating so the part of the wire, which will form part of a joint, must have its enamel removed before fixing and soldering. This can be done by boiling off the enamel in a solder pot or by holding the tip of a hot soldering iron with a little solder on the end against the wire until you see the enamel start to boil away. Clean the iron tip on a wet sponge afterwards and then tin the newly exposed wire. You can also use a fine sand paper to remove the enamel. This wire is ideal for signal ground connections.


Tips for Successful Kit Building


Study the drawings carefully: they look simple but there is much detail that is important. Do not conclude there is a mistake in the drawings; the problem is usually a mistake in seeing.
Follow the sequence of instructions: These instructions were designed to make assembly as simple as possible and minimize interference between assembly steps.
Identify parts: Be sure of the identity/value of each part before you install it.
Follow the schematic: It is a good idea to have the schematic diagram of the unit nearby and to compare the instructions with the schematic.
After installation, check the instructions again: Once a part is installed, double-check the installation against the printed instructions.
Check off each assembly step when completed: Use a pencil to place a check mark next to each connection when it is completed.

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