The ultimate wire storage system for field repairs.
Our availability of colors is changing frequently, due to current challenges sourcing plastic material. For now, Wire Tires come in our signature Blue.
This item may not ship immediately, depending on current demand vs. inventory. Lead times may vary, but sets will ship in the order that the orders are received.
Current estimated lead time for loaded sets:
If you have other items in your order but do not want to wait for them, please place separate orders.
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.