#1
when you wire a guitar, is there any sort of difference between wire used on crap guitars and wire used on good guitars? Does it make any difference to anything (sound, reliability, general well being of guitar?)

someone mentioned something about braided wire, but i neither know what this is, or what it does. any help on this either?

thanks
#2
its all about the free ions in the metal, the best conductor is platinum but waay expensive, gold s the next best thats why some jacks have gol plated ends, but copper is very cheap and still a good conductor, so its the standard for most electrical wires, so if you want the best go with platinum but in the end its barely noticable
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#3
well if you can get oxygen free copper wire then that would be better quallity sound wise i know you can get guitar cables with it not sure on wire though usually thicker stranded wire is better though
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Quote by Jimbleton
its all about the free ions in the metal, the best conductor is platinum but waay expensive, gold s the next best thats why some jacks have gol plated ends, but copper is very cheap and still a good conductor, so its the standard for most electrical wires, so if you want the best go with platinum but in the end its barely noticable


free electrons*

platinum wire? 0_o

copper is used because its so flexible too.

oxygen free would be better, but its mainly favoured in leads

wiring is most likely to be cheaped out on pots, the tone capacitors and switches
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#5
Some decent multi strand wire will do. Some companies use aluminim wire as its cheaper but copper is the way to go. Doesnt have to be super thick as its low voltage in a guitar. Hookup wire at radio shack is what I use.
#6
yeh sorry man that would be free electrons, but dont listen to my post TS cos you culdend up spending alot of money
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