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  • big_teee
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    My post, that has been quoted as of late, was made 6 years ago, and things change.
    At that time Remington was pretty high on the PE, and MWS was cheaper then.
    All magnet wire is expensive these days.
    GL,
    T

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  • jack briggs
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    Originally posted by big_teee View Post
    Elektrisola sells 90%+ of all magnet wire these days.
    It boils down to what the price is.
    Remington is pretty high on the PE.
    They are a great place to buy Poly wire.
    Unless you are making replica pickups, I would use Poly not PE.
    Poly solders easily, it is easier to see, and is much cheaper.
    Whether Poly and PE sound different is debatable.
    Wire OD, and Ohms per foot is the main determining factor, IME.
    I save my high dollar PE for rewinds and cork sniffers, and charge accordingly.
    GL,
    T
    Remington has free shipping. For me on the east coast, that makes them cheaper than MWS.

    cheers,

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  • the great waldo
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    I've used mws wire but it was all over the place in diameter, slightly thicker in general.
    Andrew

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  • jack briggs
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    Originally posted by big_teee View Post
    Elektrisola sells 90%+ of all magnet wire these days.
    It boils down to what the price is.
    Remington is pretty high on the PE.
    T

    Remington has free shipping. Last time I bought 42 PE it was cheaper from them than from MWS.
    MWS has been really poor lately about returning emails, so Remington gets my bidneth......

    cheers,

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  • SPECIALWIRES
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    Elektrisola official Italian distributor:
    www.specialwires.eu

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  • big_teee
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    REA sold the small wire division to Elektrisola.
    REA kept the large wire division.
    https://www.reawire.com/rea-magnet-w...ektrisola-inc/
    T

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  • big_teee
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    I bought the REA Several years back from MWS.
    I think Elektrisola bought REA.
    Elektrisola has bought up most of the small wire companies.
    Send Diana at MWS a email and see what all they have, they may still have some of the large REA.
    It would be in a 5-6 lb roll.
    T

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  • Mack Guitarworks
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    Does REA sells smaller quantities? 1 lbs or so?

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  • big_teee
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    The big PE will make a Strat SC come to life.
    My nom/max is REA brand.
    Here's the specs on mine.
    Brand Type Bare OD Ohms/10ft
    Rea Label 42 Brown Plain Enamel .002526 .002830 16.1

    I really like having different sizes of wire in stock.
    It gives more fexibility in winding.
    I have 3 different sizes of 42 SPN Poly.
    I use all of it for different projects.
    But, don't buy any additional wire on my account.
    T

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  • Mack Guitarworks
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    Originally posted by big_teee View Post
    Here's the MWS price from a invoice today for 42 PE wire.
    The wire is in 4 different spool sizes, but it is all $32.51 .lb

    MWS Description 42AWG PLAIN ENAMEL
    6.00 LB IS A MINIMUM QUANTITY FOR THIS ITEM
    Price $32.51 LB
    5" SPOOL IS APPROXIMATELY 5.5 - 6 LBS EACH
    DELIVERY: ALLOW 2-3 DAYS TO SHIP FROM STOCK
    12.00 LB $32.51 LB
    24.00 LB $32.51 LB
    36.00 LB $32.51 LB
    I've never tried the nom-max wire. But ordering 6 lbs just to try is not cheap.
    That's enough wire for 50 humbuckers, or so.

    The guys at MWS are very nice persons, but why they don't have material samples?

    So any opinions of the nom-max version of the eletrisola 42 AWG plain enamel wire is welcome.
    I trust you guys.

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  • big_teee
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    Here's the MWS price from a invoice today for 42 PE wire.
    The wire is in 4 different spool sizes, but it is all $32.51 .lb

    MWS Description 42AWG PLAIN ENAMEL
    6.00 LB IS A MINIMUM QUANTITY FOR THIS ITEM
    Price $32.51 LB
    5" SPOOL IS APPROXIMATELY 5.5 - 6 LBS EACH
    DELIVERY: ALLOW 2-3 DAYS TO SHIP FROM STOCK
    12.00 LB $32.51 LB
    24.00 LB $32.51 LB
    36.00 LB $32.51 LB

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  • big_teee
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    Look at the chart.
    http://www.mwswire.com/pdf_files/mws..._5_6_33_34.pdf
    Headings at the top by size, Min Nom. Max.
    Wire in the Min/nom size will be in that size range, and variation.
    Wire in the Nom/Max, will be larger and vary in that size range.
    The larger the wire, the more room it takes on the bobbin, and the lower resistance the wire will be per foot.
    Wire in the 50s and 60s was usually larger than the wires today.
    Wire seems to run on the small size these days.
    As far as what they sound like, you would just need to experiment, and come to your own conclusions.
    T
    **If anyone else has anything they want to add about PE, wire size vs. tone?
    Please jump in!
    Last edited by big_teee; 03-07-2016, 02:13 AM.

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  • Mack Guitarworks
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    What's nom/max? Elektrisola doesn't describe it on their page.

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  • Mack Guitarworks
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    Can you describe it?

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  • big_teee
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    The only other magnet brand of PE wire other than elektrisola, that I know of, is A.W.
    American Wire/American Alloy Wire Home Page
    You have to buy fairly large quantities, and they only have occasional runs.
    If you want wire that sounds different, uou may want to buy a roll of MWS nom/max.
    It does sound different IMO.
    T
    Last edited by big_teee; 03-07-2016, 02:30 AM.

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