Re: Can messy soldering rob your tone?
No. No you are not. There is nowhere NEAR enough material present to affect anything.
Think of a guitar cable. You will easily reach 20 feet of copper before signal loss becomes an issue, and even then, its not resistance, its capacitance, causing predictable and simple high frequency rolloff.
To put enough solder into your guitar, to have a noticable effect on the tone, would require using enough solder to completely fill the electronics cavity. Of course, if you did that, nothing would work anyway.