#1
Anyone know approximately what gauge of wire is used in seymour duncan and dimarzio pickups that have 5 wires including the bare wire? It's the first time I've actually had to buy 5 conductor wire and just want to make sure I get something that I can use.

I've taken many pickups apart so it's just finding what AWG of wire works.
#2
I think 22 awg is the standard though I could be wrong. The main thing is to make sure its stranded. Solid core wire is much less resistant to bending and such, especially with something like a strat where the wires will move whenever you remove or replace the pickguard.
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#3
I think it might be thinner, maybe 24 or 26. Make sure it's stranded.

(strangely, for the wiring harness, I actually prefer solid core! It's easier to deal with.)
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#4
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(strangely, for the wiring harness, I actually prefer solid core! It's easier to deal with.)


I can see that. You really only need to make sure that solid core wiring won't move.
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#5
alright I think I'm going to go with 24AWG then.

these are two ideas I had.

I like the idea of double shielding as I can use the second bit of shielding as it looks conductive as my bare wire. Any thoughts or opinions on this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5m-Double-Shielding-Cable-Wire-4C-24AWG-80-300V-VW-1-2464-UL-/130376969254?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5b12ac26

if not I may go with this. It's a bit more money right away but I don't plan to just buy 1 foot. Any alternative places besides ebay of course let me know.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170909154211?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

thanks for everyones input so far
#6
The wire in the pickups is typically 42 AWG or 43 AWG

The wire coming off the pickups is smaller than 24AWG I think, but 24AWG should be just fine
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