24 AWG as pickup leads

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24 AWG as pickup leads

Postby Andrew McSpadden » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:54 pm

I ran across a spool of 24 AWG stranded black and white twisted wire at the dump! Is this too thin to use as my pickup leads? Are there effects/problems of the different gauges of hookup wire? thanks!
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Re: 24 AWG as pickup leads

Postby David King » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:08 pm

Andrew,
24AWG is plenty stout enough to carry the 50mV of peak output from a pickup. After all the pickup coil wire is 42AWG. That's a nice find especially as it's stranded.
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Re: 24 AWG as pickup leads

Postby Eric Baack » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:00 am

Heck, the pickups I tend to use run around 28 gauge wires. I'd love it if they were 24 gauge instead, it would be a bit easier to work with.
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Re: 24 AWG as pickup leads

Postby Andrew McSpadden » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:43 am

What gauge are you using as a lead off the magnet wire to get to the hookup wire of your humbuckers ?
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Re: 24 AWG as pickup leads

Postby David King » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:46 pm

Standard issue is foil shielded 4 conductor 28awg but 30awg is a little easier to cram in there. If you only need 2 conductor then a Mogami W2901 conductor ofc lavalier mic cabling is wonderful stuff.
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