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Old March 11th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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where to find vintage pickup wire

Hi guys,
I need to replace the wiring on two old pickups but I can't find the same kind,
it's a fabric coated wire with inside the hot wire surrounded by some kind of mesh which is for grounding, I can not even find a picture!
does any of you know where to get one?

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Old March 11th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I see it's called braided wire, I found some on ebay, it is not the same though.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)

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You mean the braided shield is on the outside? Can you post a picture of it?
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Old March 11th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the hot lead is plastic coated and it is inside the braided shield, then both are cloth-coated, sorry I keep trying to describe it but I don't have the camera right now.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Have you looked a mojotone and stewmac?
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Something like this?
Stewmac: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electron...44605667405339

Oops, not cloth covered.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yes, exactly excepts for the cloth-covering.
Thank you!
I think I should get a simple braided wire, then I can purchase the cloth-covering separately, to keep the vintage look.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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All Parts stock vintage cloth and Gibson style braided wire.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I see, thank you a lot!
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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Look toward the bottom of the page . You will find cloth covered braided wire in severial colors. Hope there ie something there to help you.

http://www.mojotone.com/guitar-parts/Pickup-Wire
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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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here is shielded push back frpm stewmac.

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electron...e,_cables.html

sorry, tried to post a picture.
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You might try www.alliedelectronics.com
They are not a musical supplier, but an all inclusive electronic component supplier.
I have gotten materials from them to use in experimental pickup builds and guitar and amp repairs and mods.
Not sure if they have cloth coated wire, never tried to find it. But they have a vast assortment of wire, and cheaper than most sources.
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Look toward the bottom of the page . You will find cloth covered braided wire in severial colors. Hope there ie something there to help you.

http://www.mojotone.com/guitar-parts/Pickup-Wire
thanks,
but it looks like they only have the cloth covered wire with external braid
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here is shielded push back frpm stewmac.

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electron...e,_cables.html

sorry, tried to post a picture.
thank you, I see,
I guess this is the only option available on the market, in this case I need to open up the pickup and replace the wire form the very start, which could be tricky!
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Why not cut wire where it comes out of pickup,solder new wire and cover joint with small section of shrink tube? Just a thought.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 08:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I would like to keep it clean, like I never even touch it.
Anyway, like I said, the only way is to buy the braided wire and the cloth-cover separately.
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