From Premier guitar:
Teflon insulated silver wire
Usually, this is a very fine stranded wire with upwards of 20+ individual pure silver cores and is often used in the hi-fi world. The Teflon insulation is perfect for a soldering job – your soldering iron never can get hot enough to burn or melt the insulation. The cable is easy to route and offers a very transparent, natural, punchy tone. Compared to a standard wire, the signal is slightly louder, and the separation of the individual strings is enhanced. I like to describe the effect as a natural pickup sound. The clarity such a cable can have is stunning, and together with good pure nickel strings, you will hear things from your guitar that you’ve never heard before. Sure, this cable, especially the high-grade, military-graded version, is not cheap, but it’s worth a try in your axes if you are looking for the most transparent, natural, open sound.
source:http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/I ... it_Up.aspx
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What about silver plated cables? Silver is the best common metal conductor at room temperature, with copper a close second. Silver plating a copper wire reduces the resistance at high frequencies due to the skin effect, where much of the current flows near the surface of the wire.
i finished a few audiophile amp kits a while ago and had some extra fancy silver-plated teflon wire left over that i wasn't doing anything with. my MIM 72' deluxe had a wire with a similar gauge carrying the guitar's signal from the selector switch to the output jack; knowing how low the quality of electronics in the MIM fenders can be, i couldn't resist the temptation to replace it with the good stuff.
last night i finally did it, and surprisingly enough it made a difference; the sound is smoother and clearer, particularly in the bass, as well as being a bit brighter. i'm not sure if it's actually better yet, but it did make a difference every bit as noticeable as upgrading from a cheap cord to a good one. it makes me wonder why this subject doesn't ever come up on this forum, where people take joy in obsessing over every little detail of their guitars.
See this is the issue I take with claims like these: "smoother and clearer". To me that is a direct contradiction, if the sound is brighter, it is not going to be smoother and vice versa. There are definitely exceptions, but generally a smoother sound has less clarity and a clearer sound has less smoothness.
I agree with you. just a post i found somewhere.
"Bite my shiny metal ass."
"The humans will never destroy us!"
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