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WIRE OR STRINGS
HERE to go to our page exclusively for BASS
average medium sized piano has about 230 strings, each string having about 165
pounds of tension,
with the combined pull of all strings equaling approximately
Minimum Order $20
Priority Mail shipping for most items. UPS by request.
MUST browse the Catalog
area, and try to learn what you want. We no longer search our catalog for you.
this information ready:
1. Description of parts
2. Part Numbers
4. Dimensions where needed
BEFORE you call us please.
sure you are in the catalog area for your kind of piano--
Such as Grand
you are confused, call us for assistance.
If we do not answer the phone, we are probably here-- Just leave a message- we will
return your call (it may not be the same day).
wires are called "strings." Now, isn't that confusing?
"wires" since they ARE wire?
Answer: Ask JS Bach or one of those
fellows. I call them wires :-)
piano wire is not beyond the average mechanical skills IF
read the chapters on the subject at Repair: Chapter
Seven, Number 64.
Also, you must follow instructions in ordering
very carefully. If you have
any doubts here, please send E-Mail.
all parts possible I give you a diagram identity number so you can go to
diagram and double check to see if you are ordering the right part. It
impossible to give a "Back" button to return to so many pages, so please
use your browser's "Back" button.
I give you a link to the page which tells how to make the repair or
of the new part.
YOU CAN NOW ORDER BY PHONE
WORD INDEX OF THE WHOLE SITE:
HERE for stringing tools
Avoid handing piano wires with bare hands if possible.
Acids in perspiration greatly encourage rusting.
Also, do not let a roll of
piano wire get out of control.
It can fill the room with wire at once, and
it can cut
you and do serious eye damage.
use goggles and gloves when working with piano wire. Store piano wire in the driest
cutting a piece of wire from a spool, bend a 90 degree in the wire BEFORE you
cut off what you want to use. This way, the bent wire will prevent the wire from
pulling out of the brake.
"TREBLE" PIANO WIRE
is the wire with NO copper wrapping. This wire, at about size 12, is also
used commonly to remove and install
automobile windshields. It has
many uses outside of the piano trade. Ask any BATF agent.
Instructions for duplicating
MUST mic the old wires since the size changes are very small as
the scale progresses. Precise duplication of the diameter
is essential for
ONE: To get a perfect match, mic the old wire in thousandths
an inch and, using the chart below, determine the diameter of the new wire needed
thousandths of an inch. Then find the size number in the left
METHOD TWO: Send a sample of your broken string in the
Be sure to tape it to a piece of cardboard in your letter.
We no longer sell single
cut wire pieces per note.
WIRE From Germany
Note: When certain
wire is sold in wire size 12 through 22 only, this is because these sizes are
common sizes found on pianos. Much lighter or heavier wire is used in
We can deliver wire in large lots and quantities at reduced
prices. SEND MAIL for information.
The ideal way to order is to mic your wire, and use the chart below to see which
wire size you need.
You may also send us samples of the broken wire. Send
a piece with no kinks and not rust if possible.
Third Pound of RÖSLAU Wire-
See chart below for 1/4 and 1/2 lb. smaller
single rolls of RÖSLAU wire come only in
the metal reels and with a brake attached,
as seen in the graphic below. This
makes for a safe method of removing wire so that you
don't lose control. If you were to
hold a spool of piano wire at arms length and just let go
of it, you would be amazed how it
instantly uncoiled and filled the room with wire. It is not
a good idea to buy this wire bulk
if you do not have cannisters or brakes already.
It can also be quite dangerous.
spool of wire with brake
12 through 22 only Order by wire size
$ 19.95 per reel
Treble Wire Kit of RÖSLAU Wire for One Piano--
1/3 lb. reels-- Made
kit of wire will restring the whole treble (plain wire)
in most pianos. 12
reels, each in its own reel.
The brake is available below-- Part Number SH168.
See the graphic to understand the
added safety in this arrangement.
This keeps the wire from flying wild if you slip
and let go of it.
Piano wire is very dangerous and can cut or injure eyes very
kit includes one 1/3 lb. reel of each of the following sizes--
13, 13½, 14, 14½, 15, 15½, 16, 16½,
17, 18, 19, 20
be sure you don't have an unusual piano, check this--
If the highest treble wire is not less
than .031 in diameter, and the
lowest treble wire is
not thicker than .045, the above set will work.
If you have different diameters than
mentioned, we can still sell you
a special priced bundle, but we need the diameter
of the highest and lowest wire.
Use a micrometer to measure thousandths
of an inch..
for the above reels- This
controls the wire better as you unwind it
and store it. One brake is enough if you
transfer the brake from a
used reel as you move to the next weight wire.
Also, by bending the
tab of the brake upward, you can
straighten the wire as you unwind
$ 2.30 each
Pound of RÖSLAU Wire- Size 12 through 22 only Order by
CAUTION: Open these rolls carefully
Pounds of RÖSLAU Wire- Size 12 through 22
only Order by wire size
for holding wire rolls up to one pound
this, you could have the wire escape from your control and
fill the room with wire.
X Clips for holding rolls of piano
wire- These clips must be put on the
before removingthe wire used to hold the roll intact during
This is done by bending the ends of the X clip around
roll. This allows the unwrapping of lengths of wire later without
International "Gold" Wire-
This piano wire is made to the highest international standards,
but it is made in the USA. It has a high
resistance to elongation
tunings of new wire last longer- It also has a brighter shine
than other brands. Where the wire can be seen, many
choose this wire.
Size 12 through 24 only- SOLD ONLY IN 1 LB. ROLLS
Order by wire size
Five pound rolls
available-- SEND MAIL
YOUR OLD WIRE
There is a tool available
for gauging plain wire, BUT it is very expensive.
I suggest you order wire
one of two ways.
me a straight piece of the old wire so I can match it myself. OR
2. Measure the diameter of the wire with a
micrometer in thousandths of an inch,
and use the chart below to choose the right wire size number.
is a link explaining how to use a micrometer.
you are ordering by mail with an order form:
Be sure to write the amount--
1/3, 1/2, One, Two, or Five Pounds-- on the Description line of the
you are in a metric measure area of the world, HERE
IS A CONVERSION SITE TO USE.
Wire sizes 12 through 21 come in a reel. Sizes 22 through
36 come in an X clip,
and you may want to buy a
canister to hold the wire and dispense it more gracefully.
Cannisters are listed up this page.
THOUS. OF INCH
4/0 through 4 come in One Quarter pound rolls.
Size 5 through 11 come in One Half Pound
below is NOT in a reel when you get it. It is in an X clip,
and you may want to buy a canister to hold the wire and dispense
Cannisters are listed up this
$ 47.50 |
$ 25.50 |
$ 25.50 |
$ 25.50 |
$ 20.00 |
$ 20.00 |
$ 20.00 |
$ 25.00 |
will need to do the math of dividing the length per pound by the amount on a reel.
interesting ways our customers have used piano wire:
To suspend heavy deco items
Magicians-- To hang objects so that they
look suspended in air
To survey and lay out buildings
seismograph in Hawaii
Hoop dresses for dolls
To cut "green"
clay before firing
To remove broken windshields
To pull electrical and computer wire through tubes and pipe
This wire is used to hold the
piano in the old pick up truck in case you have to haul it to the dump and throw
Find it at your friendly True Value Hardware store. Tell
them Pat Summerall sent you :-)
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