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where to find vintage pickup wire

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by mikante, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. mikante

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    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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    I see it's called braided wire, I found some on ebay, it is not the same though.
     
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    You mean the braided shield is on the outside? Can you post a picture of it?
     
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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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    Have you looked a mojotone and stewmac?
     
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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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    All Parts stock vintage cloth and Gibson style braided wire.
     
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    I see, thank you a lot!
     
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    Here is the pic.
     

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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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    thanks,
    but it looks like they only have the cloth covered wire with external braid
     
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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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    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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