Red Brass Wire

Custom drawn red brass wire (85% to 90% copper), used in historical keyboard instruments and other non-bowed stringed instruments. Lead content < .01%

Source: .014" to .016" diameter custom drawn in the US; Material Certification available. .028" and larger diameter hand drawn in England; no certification available.

Composition: 85.2% Cu (diameters .014" to .020"), 90.2% Cu (.022" and more), traces of Fe and Pb, balance is Zn

Diameters: .014" (0.35mm), .016" (0.40mm), .018" (0.45mm), .020" (0.50mm), .022" (0.55mm), .024" (0.60mm), .026" (0.65mm), .028" (0.70mm), .030" (0.75mm), .032" (0.80mm), .34" (0.85mm), .036" (0.90mm), .038" (0.95"), .040" (1.00mm), .0425" (1.07mm), .045" (1.12mm)

Tensile Strength: depending on diameter, minimal specifications are 115,000 PSI (8086 kg/sq cm) (.014" and .016"), 105,000 PSI (7384 kg/sq cm) (.018"), 90,000 PSI (6329 kg/sq cm) (.020"), 80,000 PSI (5626 kg/sq cm) (.022"), 70,000 PSI (4923 kg/ sq cm) (.024" and .026" and larger)

Density:  8769 kg/m average.

Diameters .014" to .026" are drawn in the US; Material Certification available.
Diameters .028" and higher are hand drawn in England; no CERT available.

 


Individual Looped Strings

Sold in Packages of 2.
You may specify other lengths, and length of loop plus helix.

Size mm inch Pair Strings Length Loop *   Price
5 .35 .014 #1644-14 6'/1.8m 1.1" $10.00
6 .40 .016 #1644-16 6'/1.8m 1.2" $10.00
7 .45 .018 #1644-18 7'/2.1m 1.3" $10.00
8 .50 .020 #1644-20 7'/2.1m 1.4" $10.00
9 .55 .022 #1644-22 7'/2.1m 1.5" $10.00
10 .60 .024 #1644-24 7'/2.1m 1.6" $10.00
11 .65 .026 #1644-26 7'/2.1m 1.7" $10.00
12 .70 .028 #16404-28 7'/2.1m 1.75" $14.00
13 .75 .030 #16404-30 7'/2.1m 1.75" $14.00
14 .80 .032 #16404-32 7'/2.1m 1.8" $14.00
15 .85 .034 #16404-34 7'/2.1m 1.85" $14.00
16 .90 .036 #16404-36 7'/2.1m 2" $14.00
17 .95 .038 #16404-38 7'/2.1m 2.1" $14.00
18 1.00 .040 #16404-40 7'/2.1m 2.2" $14.00
19-1/2 1.07 .043 #16404-43 7'/2.1m 2.25" $17.00
21 1.12 .046 #16404-45 7'/2.1m 2.25" $17.00
22 1.12 .048 #16404-45 7'/2.1m 2.25" $17.00


Coils

Coils have a diameter of 4" to 4.25".

Size mm inch Small Coil Length  Price Large Coil Length Price
5 .35 .014 #1643-14 32'/10m $7.00 #1641-14 100'/30m $12.00
6 .40 .016 #1643-16 32'/10m $7.00 #1641-16 100'/30m $12.00
7 .45 .018 #1643-18 25'/7.5m $7.00 #1641-18 83'/25m $12.00
8 .50 .020 #1643-20 25'/7.5m $7.00 #1641-20 83'/25m $12.00
9 .55 .022 #1643-22 20'/6m $7.00 #1641-22 67'/20m $12.00
10 .60 .024 #1643-24 20'/6m $7.00 #1641-24 50'/15m $12.00
11 .65 .026 #1643-26 20'/6m $7.00 #1641-26 50'/15m $12.00
12 .70 .028 #16403-28 13'/4m $9.00 #16401-28 32'/10m $16.00
13 .75 .030 #16403-30 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-30 32'/10m $16.00
14 .80 .032 #16403-32 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-32 32'/10m $16.00
15 .85 .034 #16403-34 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-34 32'/10m $16.00
16 .90 .036 #16403-36 7'/2.1m $9.50 #16401-36 32'/10m $17.00
17 .95 .038 #16403-38 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-38 32'/10m $17.00
18 1.00 .040 #16403-40 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-40 32'/10m $17.00
19-1/2 1.07 .043 #16403-43 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-43 32'/10m $19.00
21 1.15 .046 #16403-46 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-46 32'/10m $19.00
22 1.20 .048 #16403-48 7'/2.1m $9.00 #16401-48 32'/10m $19.00


Mini Spools and Small Spools

Wire comes on 4" plastic spools.

Size mm inch Mini Spool Length Price Small Spool Length Price
5 .35 .014 #1646-14 250'/75m $32.00 #1647-14 567'/170m $45.00
6 .40 .016 #1646-16 250'/75m $32.00 #1647-16 500'/150m $45.00
7 .45 .018 #1646-18 200'/60m $32.00 #1647-18 400'/120m $45.00
8 .50 .020 #1646-20 150'/45m $32.00 #1647-20 333'/100m $45.00
9 .55 .022 #1646-22 133'/40m $32.00 #1647-22 266'/80m $45.00
10 .60 .024 #1646-24 100'/30m $32.00 #1647-24 233'/70m $45.00
11 .65 .026 #1646-26 100'/30m $32.00 #1647-26 200'/60m $45.00
12 .70 .028 #16406-28 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-28 165'/50m $67.00
13 .75 .030 #16406-30 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-30 165'/50m $67.00
14 .80 .032 #16406-32 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-32 165'/50m $67.00
15 .85 .034 #16406-34 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-34 165'/50m $67.00
16 .90 .036 #16406-36 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-36 165'/50m $67.00
17 .95 .038 #16406-38 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-38 165'/50m $67.00
18 1.00 .040 #16406-40 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-40 165'/50m $67.00
19-1/2 1.07 .043 #16406-43 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-43 165'/50m $67.00
21 1.15 .046 #16406-45 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-45 165'/50m $67.00
22 1.20 .048 #16406-45 100'/30m $44.00 #16407-45 165'/50m $67.00


Medium Spools and Large Spools

Wire comes on 4" plastic spools.

Size mm inch Med Spool Length  Price Lg Spool Length   Price
5 .35 .014 #1648-14 1133'/340m $60.00 #1649-14 1700''/510m $80.00
6 .40 .016 #1648-16 1400'/300m $60.00 #1649-16 1500''/450m $80.00
7 .45 .018 #1648-18 800'/240m $60.00 #1649-18 1200'/340m $80.00
8 .50 .020 #1648-20 667'//200m $60.00 #1649-20 1000'/300m $80.00
9 .55 .022 #1648-22 533'/160m $60.00 #1649-22 800'/240m $80.00
10 .60 .024 #1648-24 467'/140m $60.00 #1649-24 700'/210m $80.00
11 .65 .026 #1648-26 400'/120m $60.00 #1649-26 600'/180m $80.00
12 .70 .028 #16408-28 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-28 500'/150m $170.00
13 .75 .030 #16408-30 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-30 500'/150m $170.00
14 .80 .032 #16408-32 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-32 500'/150m $170.00
15 .85 .034 #16408-34 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-34 500'/150m $170.00
16 .90 .036 #16408-36 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-36 500'/150m $170.00
17 .95 .038 #16408-38 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-38 500'/150m $170.00
18 1.00 .040 #16408-40 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-40 500'/150m $170.00
19-1/2 1.07 .043 #16408-43 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-43 500'/150m $170.00
21 1.15 .046 #16408-45 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-45 500'/150m $170.00
22 1.20 .048 #16408-48 333'/100m $120.00 #16409-48 500'/150m $170.00