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  • How important is the wire gauge for wiring?

    Guitarfetish sells this http://store.guitarfetish.com/guhoupwi22ga.html
    26gauge

    will there be that much difference between 26 and 22?
    (In memory of Johnny "Leopardstar". Rest in peace brother.)
    Remember anything I say is subjected to YMMV (your mileage may very)

    GPS=Guided Possum on a String, just turn it loose an follow it, it'll take u to the nearest road

    some people are like slinkeys, they're useless and good for nothing but they still make u smile when you push them down a flight of stairs

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  • #2
    No difference at all.

    Edit: well, obviously there's a difference in the wire diameter, but I assume you weren't asking about that...

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    • #3
      will the wire from radioshack work for guitar wiring?
      (In memory of Johnny "Leopardstar". Rest in peace brother.)
      Remember anything I say is subjected to YMMV (your mileage may very)

      GPS=Guided Possum on a String, just turn it loose an follow it, it'll take u to the nearest road

      some people are like slinkeys, they're useless and good for nothing but they still make u smile when you push them down a flight of stairs

      My Guitars: Ibanez S620EXQM, Fender Jim Adkins Telecaster
      My Amps: Crate Palomino V16, Roland 20X cube
      My Effects: Pod X3

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      • #4
        will the wire from radioshack work for guitar wiring?

        Which wire?

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        • #5
          http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2049738
          (In memory of Johnny "Leopardstar". Rest in peace brother.)
          Remember anything I say is subjected to YMMV (your mileage may very)

          GPS=Guided Possum on a String, just turn it loose an follow it, it'll take u to the nearest road

          some people are like slinkeys, they're useless and good for nothing but they still make u smile when you push them down a flight of stairs

          My Guitars: Ibanez S620EXQM, Fender Jim Adkins Telecaster
          My Amps: Crate Palomino V16, Roland 20X cube
          My Effects: Pod X3

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          • #6
            http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2049738


            It'll work, but their insulation is pretty stiff and springy which makes running wires a bit of a pain at times, and the wires don't always want to stay when you put them. For me, that means messy looking projects so I usually opt for higher quality wire with cloth or a softer more playable plastic insulation.
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            • #7
              Basically wire is wire from a performance standpoint. I prefer solid core for guitars. Bend it where you want & it stays put. I think Radioshack makes a 24 awg solid. Guage doesn't really make a big difference until you get outside the guitar. A frinstance is your house wiring. If you have 12 awg wire you can safely run 20 amps. But 14 awg would get too hot running more than 15.
              There can never be a perfect plan. What's perfect for one human bean ain't perfect for the next one. Cuz he's a lentil.

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              • #8
                so what is a that yall recommend to get wire from?
                (In memory of Johnny "Leopardstar". Rest in peace brother.)
                Remember anything I say is subjected to YMMV (your mileage may very)

                GPS=Guided Possum on a String, just turn it loose an follow it, it'll take u to the nearest road

                some people are like slinkeys, they're useless and good for nothing but they still make u smile when you push them down a flight of stairs

                My Guitars: Ibanez S620EXQM, Fender Jim Adkins Telecaster
                My Amps: Crate Palomino V16, Roland 20X cube
                My Effects: Pod X3

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                • #9
                  here:
                  Apexjr.com
                  http://www.apexjr.com/wire.html

                  once you go teflon/Ag plated Cu you'll never go back....

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                  • #10
                    Hey, pjackson92... I see you're typing about wiring. What kind of guitar are you building?
                    Is it going to be a serious guitar, something you get into playing that means something to you?
                    Were you a Radio Shack employee in the past? Do their products say, look at me, listen to me,
                    make me part of your musical experience?
                    Or are Radio Shack employees the only people
                    you can go on about your guitar and your guitar playing with,
                    and trip over them successfully?

                    You should try your local music store. They should have everything from
                    retro wire to live wires down there, ready to give your guitar and you a go.
                    How about some pre-existing wiring that already has lots of good vibes?
                    What about that old video-cassette player you turned on bringing dates home when you were younger?

                    I'd even go around saying you were a helper installing security systems and did Slash's house,
                    and used his left-over wire in your guitar, because he slashed and lashed you until you did.
                    That's more exciting. Doin'a'few'B&E's until you hit some gold stereo wire is better, better wire too.
                    You'd have a better chance'o findin'a bass-player that way too. Here's my over-view.

                    In my over-view... yeah... and you can thank C.S.I. Las Vegas for this influence,
                    we should start by looking at where you plug into your amp. Imagine electron flow starting there.
                    Now be one with the electron flow from your amp, where it goes to get to the pickups,
                    and where it goes coming back to the amp. That's the signal you're amplifying.
                    As we can surely agree, the stronger the signal received, the more amplification potential,
                    and less tendency to fold-back envelope parameters that create a lagging phase differential.
                    That's the sides of the signal in a too tight wire getting slowed down behind the main signal.
                    It's also the first distortion you're asking your amp to handle, all your signal, now with this shadow flow.
                    It doesn't matter if you're getting miked or direct injected, you're sending a phasal condition to your host.
                    Now think of this near speed-of-light flow going into your guitar, with all the parts in play.
                    Getting to hover around the pickups and come back intact is the best concerned for all.
                    Anything else that impedes the signal detracts from the pickups' signal.
                    You might want to defragment your guitar for optimum signal and bandwidth.

                    As a brother North American guitarist, I'm worried about you hanging around a Radio Shack.
                    I don't know if you're living to play the Woodstock of your flashbacks,
                    but your guitar needs to be a survivor for any rock gig.
                    You should start hanging around your local army surplus store,
                    maybe get wires there from some guys who know how to crawl through the mud with a radio,
                    and make a shack to survive the night, playing remote-control tank night-games.
                    They might even let you see some wires Made in the U.S.A.

                    How do you like my The Dollar Store inlays?

                    as always, John Watt

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                    • #11
                      Wire is wire. Period. Some may be easier to work with than others. The neatness of the job and the quality of your solder joints are way more important considerations. You're not asking a guitar to fly at 30,000 ft. Don't tell EVH that.
                      There can never be a perfect plan. What's perfect for one human bean ain't perfect for the next one. Cuz he's a lentil.

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                      • #12
                        Hey, pjackson92... I see you're typing about wiring. What kind of guitar are you building? Is it going to be a serious guitar, something you get into playing that means something to you? Were you a Radio Shack employee in the past? Do their products say, look at me, listen to me, make me part of your musical experience? Or are Radio Shack employees the only people you can go on about your guitar and your guitar playing with, and trip over them successfully?

                        You should try your local music store. They should have everything from retro wire to live wires down there, ready to give you and your guitar a go. And we're talking what carries the juice, the same electrons in your brain, so I'd want to feel emotional about them. What about that old radio you turned on bringing dates home when you were younger? There's some good vibes with attached wires that could use some transplanting. Grab some Fender or Gibson wiring so you can feel as authentic as possible, nowadays.

                        I'd even go around saying you were a helper installing security systems and did Slash's house, and used left-over wire in your guitar, because he slashed and lashed you until you did. That's more exciting. Doin'a'few B & E's until you hit some gold stereo wire is better, better wire too. You have a better chance finding a bassist that way too.

                        Inside an electric guitar, we're talking extremely short lengths of wiring. However, technically, the larger the wire the wider the travel path of electricity. This slows everything down, softening the tone and volume and all other aspects of conductivity. The onstage difference for softening tone and volume, for me, is using a 25' guitar cord instead of 10 or 15. I have the hot and ground in a mesh ground. I pull the mesh back from one end, unconnected, and attach it with the ground to the plug on the other end. This gives me a mesh ground around the wires. It's not as noisy standing or dancing around on it when I'm full blast and doesn't pick up cab radios or another guitarists' UHF-fm wireless as easy.

                        As a brother North American guitarist, I'm worried about you hanging around a Radio Shack. I don't know if you're living to play the Woodstock of your flashbacks, but your guitar needs to be a survivor for any rock gig. You should start hanging around your local army surplus store, maybe get some wires there from some guys who know how to crawl through the mud with a radio, and make a shack to survive the night, playing remote control tank war games.
                        They might even let you see some wires Made in the U.S.A.
                        Shhhh! That's classified.
                        A-ten-shun! And that's your ten fingers. Get it done, note-soldier.
                        How do you like my The Dollar Store inlays?

                        as always, John Watt

                        first your from Canada not the US. Second what the crap its only wire not some sentimental wood or anything. and I think your inlays look stupid...soryy but its the truth.
                        (In memory of Johnny "Leopardstar". Rest in peace brother.)
                        Remember anything I say is subjected to YMMV (your mileage may very)

                        GPS=Guided Possum on a String, just turn it loose an follow it, it'll take u to the nearest road

                        some people are like slinkeys, they're useless and good for nothing but they still make u smile when you push them down a flight of stairs

                        My Guitars: Ibanez S620EXQM, Fender Jim Adkins Telecaster
                        My Amps: Crate Palomino V16, Roland 20X cube
                        My Effects: Pod X3

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                        • #13
                          PJ, this should do fine for you. It's solid core, the gauge is fine, includes three colours, is cheap and should be available at your local Rat Shack.

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                          • #14
                            PJ, this should do fine for you. It's solid core, the gauge is fine, includes three colours, is cheap and should be available at your local Rat Shack.


                            I've used that stuff. Works just fine.
                            Listen...

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                            • #15
                              PJ, this should do fine for you. It's solid core, the gauge is fine, includes three colours, is cheap and should be available at your local Rat Shack.


                              thanks katillac thats what i found
                              (In memory of Johnny "Leopardstar". Rest in peace brother.)
                              Remember anything I say is subjected to YMMV (your mileage may very)

                              GPS=Guided Possum on a String, just turn it loose an follow it, it'll take u to the nearest road

                              some people are like slinkeys, they're useless and good for nothing but they still make u smile when you push them down a flight of stairs

                              My Guitars: Ibanez S620EXQM, Fender Jim Adkins Telecaster
                              My Amps: Crate Palomino V16, Roland 20X cube
                              My Effects: Pod X3

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