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    CPC carry a lot of the Farnell range and usually have free delivery for orders >5 (before VAT) CPC UK | Electronic Components | Electronic Parts
    Not so good for some of the more obscure parts I might want but at least links for manufacturer's info on the parts are included and I know that the provenience is genuine (as opposed to buying potential fake stuff from ebay).

    For obscure stuff only available in the USA, Mouser usually works out best, delivery free for orders >30 last time I tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Bailey View Post
    It is usually for jewellery. In a tube amp it has no benefit - plain old tinned copper wire is perfectly good. I buy it on the reel from RS in the UK. BTW, Farnell only charges 15 for components that come from the US. UK/European stock does not carry this surcharge - just use the filters to exclude US stock.
    I have it on good authority that silver wire keeps werewolves away from your amp.
    I just don't think that Randall Aiken would lie about something like that.
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    I might use silver plated wire for bare bus if the cabinet were made of Plexiglas In fact, I even considered it once for a show. Cosmetics aside I wouldn't bother.

    Unless I was in werewolf territory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    ..Unless I was in werewolf territory
    Chuck, you hit the nail on the head. You can never be too careful when it comes to these things.
    If I have a 50% chance of guessing the right answer, I guess wrong 80% of the time.

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    I recall from my days of interest in radio that silver plated wire was used in VHF-and-above circuits to take advantage of 'skin effect' where alternating current density is greater on the outside of a conductor. A silver plated wire offers almost the same conductivity as a solid silver wire above a certain frequency.

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    And that frequency is the deal, it is way above audio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Bailey View Post
    I recall from my days of interest in radio that silver plated wire was used in VHF-and-above circuits to take advantage of 'skin effect' where alternating current density is greater on the outside of a conductor. A silver plated wire offers almost the same conductivity as a solid silver wire above a certain frequency.
    The skin effect is the reason the industry take advantage of CCS (copper coated steel) coax cable. Silver is only a marginally better conductor than copper. But another application they commonly use silver plated copper in teflon insulated wire. I believe the silver holds up better under the heat of the extrusion process.
    If I have a 50% chance of guessing the right answer, I guess wrong 80% of the time.

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