switch to coaxial cabling.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Milothicus, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. I'm sick of humming. i've taken apart my mim standard jazz and shielded all the cavities. while i've got the bass in pieces, would it make sense to change the wires to coaxial cables, or would that be overkill?

    if i were to rewire, would i just directly replace the wires? does it matter if the 'hot' wire runs through the inner or outer conductor?

    what kind of wire do i ask for when i walk into....whatever store it is that i decide to buy the wire from? i know it's coaxial, but i assume there are different gauges. i doubt i'd use the same stuff as for my patch cords.
  2. I wouldn't use coaxial cable becaue it uses a solid core center wire, if you really want to use a shielded cable in the cavities I would suggest some Mogami wire if you can find a source that will sell you 10-20 feet. Use this wire to replace all of the connections inside and be sure to complete all of the grounds. If you are gonna go this far you should also consider potting the pickups in beeswax and be sure that your ground is making good contact with the bottom of the bridge.