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Basic Wire / Guage and Shielding

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lccben, Dec 2, 2005.


  1. lccben

    lccben

    Dec 2, 2005
    I am repairing a 70's jazz bass (well, a copy of one). The ground wire isn't long off to reach the connection (on the pot). I will need to splice it.

    (a) What kind of wire should I use? What guage? Does it need to be shielded?

    (b) What's the best way to splice this? Solder the end of the new wire on to the ground wire?

    Thanks!

    --Ben
     
  2. Why not use the same gauge and type as the bass has now? :rolleyes:

    The best way to splice it is to thread on a piece of heat shrink tubing then twist the wires together so they stay in a straight line then solder them and seal the shrink tubing over the junction.