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 unloaded 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 ABS 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 does not include any wire, and is the more economical option if you prefer to load them with your own wire. We also sell sets pre-loaded with wire.
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 the wire gauges that will be marked on the tires. 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. The tires are stacked on a 12" x 3.5" storage cylinder, which can hold tools or parts.
When loading 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.