i got my soldering iron, stand, solder, and de-soldering tools at radio shack. the only gripe about the iron is that i had to file and shape the tip after a few hours of usage to get a consistent enough of a point for close, precise and clean guitar electronics.
'...the day that I die will
be the day that I shut my
mouth and put down my guitar.' - Sublime
'Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day.
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town.
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.' - Pink Floyd