Schatten Coil Wire
|Poly/Nylon - 'Modern' Coil Wire|
|Available in 42, 43, 44 gauges|
|Supplied on convenient 1/2 lb. spools|
Poly/Nylon - 'Modern' Coil Wire
This is the type of coil wire used for most of the pickups being built at this time. The copper wire has a single layer of polyurethane as the insulator with an overcoat of nylon.
42 gauge - This is the most common gauge of wire used in building and rewinding most modern electric guitar and bass pickups. This wire has a nominal diameter of 0.0028". Each half pound spool contains approximately 25,000 feet of wire......enough to do 5 or 6 single coil pickup or 2 to 3 humbuckers.
43 gauge - Slightly finer than 42 gauge, this wire has a nominal diameter of 0.0024". Each half pound spool contains approximately 33,000 feet of wire.
44 gauge - Finer still than 43 gauge, this wire has a nominal diameter of 0.0022". Each half pound spool contains approximately 41,600 feet of wire.