The ultimate wire storage system for field repairs.
Current estimated lead time for loaded sets: 4 Weeks
If you are ordering other (in stock) items that you wish to receive more quickly, please place a separate order for those items.
The latest design is shown in the image below (some of the photos and videos show an older version). Actual color (shade of blue) is subject to change and may vary, based on our material suppliers.
This compact, lightweight system keeps your wire coils organized, so you are always prepared to splice or replace a broken string. Each tire holds up to 3 ounces of wire, made of durable plastic, and is marked with a wire gauge number for easy identification. The unique design of the Piano Wire Tires prevents the wire from accidental uncoiling, which can be a problem with other storage methods.
This set is pre-loaded with 1.5 oz of Mapes International Gold wire on each tire.
Our unloaded set is a more cost-effective option if you prefer to use your own supply wire and load your own tires.
The basic set includes 12 tires, but you can configure your set to have as many as 19 tires (that is how many will stack on the storage tube).
What wire gauges are included?
It's up to you, because the set is custom made to your specification.
Available wire gauges: 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20, 20.5, 21, 21.5 and 22.
Use the "Number of Tires" selector to choose how many you want, and then use the "Gauge Selection" check boxes to indicate your gauges. Please make sure the number of checked boxes matches the number of tires you are ordering.
Each Piano Wire Tires set comes with a lightweight zipper bag for transporting them. The tires are stacked on a 12" x 3.5" storage cylinder, which can also hold tools or parts.
When reloading the tires, we suggest using about 1.5 oz. of wire in each tire for a lightweight set that is easy to travel with, while still providing sufficient wire for the occasional string breakage.
Use this length/weight chart to help you cut the correct length of wire for each wire gauge.
How to load or reload tires: