18AWG tinned stranded (7/26) soft copper single conductor unshielded wire with a celanese braid and a waxed braided cotton outer insulation.
The perfect pushback wire for making vintage style speaker wiring!
Sold by the foot.
Qty 1 = 12" long
Qty 3 = 36" long (3' long)
Qty 10 = 120" long (10' long)
*Due to the fact that this product needs to be cut, there are no returns on this product
IMPORTANT REFERENCE - Stranded Wire Types
Tinned Stranded = Copper conductors that have been coated with tin, and then the tinned strands are twisted together. The strands are NOT bonded together. This is the most commonly used wire in our industry.
A select minority of parts suppliers sell stranded wire that has been fully bonded/coated along its entire length and only label it as "tinned" or "pre-tinned" wire. That is NOT the correct title for that type of wire. If that's what you're looking for, you need to search for "topcoat" wire.
Topcoat = Stranded bare copper wire that has been run through a tin bath, effectively permeating/coating the entire length of the stranded wire. The result is a stranded wire that acts/feels like solid core wire because the strands have been bonded along the entire length of the wire. This was previously less common in our industry, only being used by select manufacturers (Hi-Watt being the most notable). But, it has been growing in popularity in recent years, especially among the guitar wiring crowd.
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I should have bought more!
18AWG CCW is hard to find anywhere; to find it from a Canadian supplier is amazing. 22AWG CCW as hookup wire is common but there is no aesthetic value (though there is some practical value) when it's inside the chassis. Using CCW for your speaker gives an open back amp a nice vintage look. If you're going to bother building a tweed or brown face era amp, you might as well make it look good. The wire is stranded but has enough stiffness to get a nice non-aggressive twist. The white is an off-white which looks much better in an amp than the bright white CCW I acquired years ago.