#1
Am in the middle of building my first guitar, and im up to wiring together all the pots and pups and such. What kind of wire do i use to connect everything?

It's going to have a HSS pup style guitar, with 2 tones, a volume and 5-way switch if that makes a difference.
#2
It doesn't really matter I don't think; I just use stranded 24 or 26 AWG. Maybe use shielded wire for "long" runs for best results.

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#4
Yeah I would use only shealded wire to help stop hum. I don't think it really matters what kind of wire you use but I'm sure somone would say otherwise. Being guitarests and all, we're all rather fussy.
#5
Buy Mogami wire, my friend (if you manage to find it somehow). It's shielded, it has a minimum loss of signal... But it's expensive. (I'll give you a hint: Ibaney is using it in its Premium Guitars Series or in its Tube Screamer 808 Hand Wired Edition.
#6
ill probably buy the first thing I find, seeing as though it needs to be done by next week :P were will i find any of this sheilded stuff in australia?
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#8
I'm also in the wiring phase and had the same question. I was planning on using shrink tubing. Is that the same as "shielding"?
#9
It's such a small current that really it doesn't matter what you use. In terms of shielding i would worry more about shielding the control cavity rather than the wire itself. I used 0.25 mm² wire on my last wiring job on a guitar and that worked fine.
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#10
I bought a big roll of speaker wire a few years ago and just use that. I bought a 250 foot roll and still have plenty left
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