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Pickup wire
« on: March 25, 2013, 11:22:44 AM »
I went to my local electronics store, and to my amazement they didn't carry a non-insulated braided wire for joining pickups.

Is there a generic source online for a spool of wire for connecting pickups?  Thought this would have been a common thing.  Thanks
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Re: Pickup wire
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 11:38:42 AM »
I've searched online but have never been able to find bulk uninsulated wire. I strip the insulation off standard hookup wire then chuck one end into a drill to give it a tighter twist.
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Re: Pickup wire
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 01:20:44 PM »

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Re: Pickup wire
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 01:23:13 PM »


Looks like a search for "ground strap" gets acceptable hits too.

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Re: Pickup wire
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 01:29:30 PM »
Why's it always gotta be flat though? Doesn't look right.

The original was twisted, not braided. If appearance isn't an issue, then just strip the ends off insulated wire. If appearance is important, it should be round and twisted.
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Re: Pickup wire
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 04:58:47 PM »
Yeah the guy at the electronics shop used a term... "spun" or something that which implied twisted wire versus flatened.  The braided would work but would prefer a more original look.  Thanks for the suggestions, and if anyone finds anything else
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