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mniel8195

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22 guage awg wire? shielded or not?
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:27:46 AM »
hey gusy im buying some new wiring to complete the job on my new pickups and i was wondering if 22 gauge awg wire would do the trick?  Does it need to be shielded or not? I have been reading that one of the wires needs to be that connects to the output jack.  Is that correct?

darkbluemurder

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Re: 22 guage awg wire? shielded or not?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 08:40:37 AM »
Hi,

None of the wires in guitar electronics "need" to be shielded. You can use shielded wire - that may make the guitar quieter. 22 AWG stranded wire should work fine - there is no specific need for current handling as no significant currents flow through the guitar.

Cheers Stephan

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Re: 22 guage awg wire? shielded or not?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 09:39:27 AM »
i always use shielded coax for the wiring from the pot & ground to the output jack and ground on there.

Really helps if you are in noisy electrical environments i find.

Venemous

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Re: 22 guage awg wire? shielded or not?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 09:14:14 PM »
I would always go on the side of shielded if you like to play with high gain. It can amplify the sound of electronics when you're not grounded otherwise. I had a problem with this in my jackson before getting it sorted out.
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