Vintage speaker wire ?

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  1. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Supporting Member

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    Is the vintage style speaker wire used on Fender amps the same gauge
    as the vintage style wire that was used to wire the inside of the guitar?
    I know i sound like a doofus,but i really would like to know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. guitarcapo

    guitarcapo Senior Member

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    Same gauge? I would think inside the guitar would be thinner. (picks up less noise that way, bends easier in tight places) but I really can't elaborate. Leo might have been a cheapskate.
     
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    Leo was frugal, but no, they usually were different gauges.
     
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    no, they are not.
     
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  5. Gear-Junkie

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    Speaker wire ~18g, guitar wire ~22g.
     
  6. SatelliteAmps

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    Speaker was usually stranded, everything else was solid core.
     
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    FYI Fender factory guitar wiring is Stranded as well.
     
  9. SatelliteAmps

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    Depends on the year. Some was. Some wasn't.
     

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