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Old 27th June 2020, 06:09 PM   #11
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Make sure you get tinned wire, not bare copper. If it is for tubes, 600V rating is needed.
Your local hardware store will have a limited range of wire. An assortment of colors is useful.
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Old 27th June 2020, 07:23 PM   #12
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I buy silver plated teflon insulated wire from Apex, Jr., both solid core and stranded. A little harder to strip than PVC, but withstands the heat from a soldering iron. I don't have any opinion about the "sound" of different wires. I use this because I have 10 left thumbs, and my projects don't look burnt after I finish them.
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Old 28th June 2020, 01:23 PM   #13
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According to the science of Physics, the best conductor is silver (Ag).

This is true only when both conductors have exactly the same length and cross-section area.
So a copper wire will have better conductivity than a silver wire if it's cross-section area is larger.
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Old 30th June 2020, 03:55 PM   #14
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According to the science of Physics, the best conductor is silver (Ag).

This is true only when both conductors have exactly the same length and cross-section area.
So a copper wire will have better conductivity than a silver wire if it's cross-section area is larger.
Not the case, copper has a conductivity of about 59MS/m, not dependent on the shape its in.

Perhaps you meant conductance?
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Old 30th June 2020, 05:08 PM   #15
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I found this an interesting (if only historically) read.

Copper wire tables : United States. National Bureau of Standards : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
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