Now , a lot of you guys are gonna read this & go " Heck, I coulda told 'im that " but I'm really stoked about finding this all by myself & I just had to share it ;D .
I need just a little more wire to finish up the ( eternal ) Ibanez . It's about a 24 ( or so ) gauge , 1 conductor with a bare shield in the insulation , so I cut off a little piece & went shoppin'. I tried Radio Shack , Fry's , Lowe's - nada . I got directions from this guy , suggestions from that guy ,Mom & Pop stores , computer repair places, down this road , up that one , "maybe over here " .
Nuttin' . Nope . Zilch .
I did find some braided 2- conductor but the braid is so thick that by the time I twist the grounds together it's almost as thick as my pinky .
So I noticed my USB cable & thought "That must be shielded " I cut off the end and Bingo-2-conductor w/ a nice fine shield. Then I tried a cable w/ RCA ends ( like for T.V. etc. ) & Bingo again ..1-conductor w/shield , & nice insulation , too. And , I 've collected tons of this stuff over the years .
So , if ya already knew this , cool . If not , cool , maybe you can use it . As for me , & as far as my garage is concerned;
you wanna take a chance on makin your guitar less quiet ?
Nooooononono....... ,ain't smokin nuttin' either , honest ;D
Those are stictly hypothetical questions .I shoulda' been more clear & wrote " what if I had used ......" I wouldn't change a thing now but when I first laid out the job I really didn't know what wire to use or why .
In fact , one of the reasons I don't post all that much Is 'cuz I spend a lot of time reading old threads & pickin' up what I can....kinda talkin' less & listening more 'till I got something worth adding
And now I don't wonder what would happen if I used unshielded wire
Y'oughta hear the questions I don't ask ;D ;D ;D ;D