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where to find vintage pickup wire

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

  1. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
    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?
     
  2. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
    I see it's called braided wire, I found some on ebay, it is not the same though.
     
  3. KokoTele

    KokoTele <img src="http://www.tdpri.com/gifs/vendor.png" /> Vendor Member

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    You mean the braided shield is on the outside? Can you post a picture of it?
     
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  5. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
    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.
     
  6. dutchgoff

    dutchgoff Tele-Holic

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    Have you looked a mojotone and stewmac?
     
  7. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
    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.
     
  8. The String King

    The String King Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 6, 2006
    England.
    All Parts stock vintage cloth and Gibson style braided wire.
     
  9. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
    I see, thank you a lot!
     
  10. dutchgoff

    dutchgoff Tele-Holic

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  11. dutchgoff

    dutchgoff Tele-Holic

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  12. dutchgoff

    dutchgoff Tele-Holic

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    Here is the pic.
     

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  13. TwangBilly

    TwangBilly Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 25, 2011
    West Virginia, U.S.
    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.
     
  14. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
    thanks,
    but it looks like they only have the cloth covered wire with external braid
     
  15. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
  16. dutchgoff

    dutchgoff Tele-Holic

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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.
     
  17. mikante

    mikante TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2010
    italy
    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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