Best Wire for Guitar? at Radio Shack?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Stratosfear, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Stratosfear

    Stratosfear Member

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    I might be doing some re-wiring tomorrow, but don't have any cable. Is there a suggested size wire? or one that my local Radio Shack might stock that would do a good job?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mike9

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    I've never had good luck with Radio Shack wire - too big a gauge. Where in Western Mass are you?
     
  3. CitizenCain

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    I've rewired many a guitar with 22ga stranded wire from Radio Shack. I think you can get 24ga there, too. If I'd have known what I was doing before I bought this wire, I'd have gone for the 24ga, but the 22 works just fine. Just be neat with the routing :D

    Rat Shack 22ga wire.

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  5. Pete Galati

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    I don't like Radio Shack wire. It'll work just fine, but you'd be better off ordering some cloth or teflon insulated wire from a good guitar parts supplier, and waiting for it to show up.
     
  6. Stratosfear

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    that is ridiculously meticulous!


    i'm impatient and have a rare day free, so i'll probably just roll with the rat shack stuff. what can i say......

    thanks for the advice!

    oh, and i'm in Amherst....
     
  7. customstrat

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    When I wired up my strat I used regular wire from a wholesaler. I upped the gauge one size to ease the installation and routing. The Fender wire seemed cheap to me.
     
  8. daddyo

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    I use vintage style cloth covered wiring. For a few dollars it gives me a bit of a cool factor. No difference electrically.
     

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