Hoping Burlbark or another master solderer will help me out on this. I have the new ESC2.1 but I dont like the idea of solid wires either. Rather than solder new ones on which is a bit risky if you are a bit on the clumsy side what about using some hotmelt on the circuit board end over the soldered joints and wire ends? I love hotmelt it is very flexible. Once upon a time we had soldered joints failing all the time on industrial joysticks. My solution was to just wrap bare copper wire around the potentiometer connectors and hotmelt them on - lasted years. Any thoughts?