Poly-coated Pickup Coil Wire

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Poly-coated wire is the modern standard; consistent coating gives a cleaner, more uniform sound in similar pickups with the same number of windings.

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42 AWG

Item # 1462
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$30.63

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43 AWG

Item # 1463
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$34.00

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Poly-coated wire is the modern standard; consistent coating gives a cleaner, more uniform sound in similar pickups with the same number of windings.

Each 1/2-pound roll has over 25,000 feet of wire, enough to wind 5-6 single-coil pickups, or 2-3 humbuckers.

"On most pickups, I use poly-coated coil wire for its consistency, durability and overall clear sound."
—Erick Coleman, repairman and StewMac tech advisor

42 AWG (American Wire Gauge) is the standard wire used in humbuckers, Strat® pickups, and Tele® bridge pickups.

43 AWG is used at the Tele neck position and in Rickenbacker pickups. 43-gauge wire requires fewer windings to attain a desired coil resistance.


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By Steve Rocks from Detroit
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I bought this and it is what it is. However, like everything else it cost twice as much as it should. In a pinch buy this. If you have some time, there are other places that are much cheaper.

Easy winding

By Gerard.K from Annecy France
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 01, 2010


Good quality, right amount, Easy to use. Follow Stew-Mac advice and you'll wind perfect pick-ups

Convenient size, good sounding wire

By Schuyler from San Francisco, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 16, 2010


Good sounding wire that has it's own character. I like the 43 gauge spool because I don't use a lot of it and it comes in a convenient size so you don't have to buy a 5 lb spool.

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