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%

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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.

Looped Strings - Made from Red Brass Wire, sold in packages of two in individually looped strings. Allow 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the size of the order. Usually used in the bass of harpsichords and fortepianos, as well as on wire strung classical harps.

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

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Red Brass Wire
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" $15.00
6 .40 .016 #1644-16 6'/1.8m 1.2" $15.00
7 .45 .018 #1644-18 7'/2.1m 1.3" $15.00
8 .50 .020 #1644-20 7'/2.1m 1.4" $15.00
9 .55 .022 #1644-22 7'/2.1m 1.5" $15.00
10 .60 .024 #1644-24 7'/2.1m 1.6" $15.00
11 .65 .026 #1644-26 7'/2.1m 1.7" $15.00
12 .70 .028 #16404-28 7'/2.1m 1.75" $16.00
13 .75 .030 #16404-30 7'/2.1m 1.75" $16.00
14 .80 .032 #16404-32 7'/2.1m 1.8" $16.00
15 .85 .034 #16404-34 7'/2.1m 1.85" $16.00
16 .90 .036 #16404-36 7'/2.1m 2" $17.00
17 .95 .038 #16404-38 7'/2.1m 2.1" $17.00
18 1.00 .040 #16404-40 7'/2.1m 2.2" $17.00
19-1/2 1.07 .043 #16404-43 7'/2.1m 2.25" $20.00
21 1.12 .046 #16404-45 7'/2.1m 2.25" $20.00
22 1.12 .048 #16404-45 7'/2.1m 2.25" $20.00

Red Brass Wire
Small and Large 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 $8.00 #1641-14 100'/30m $14.00
6 .40 .016 #1643-16 32'/10m $8.00 #1641-16 100'/30m $14.00
7 .45 .018 #1643-18 25'/7.5m $8.00 #1641-18 83'/25m $14.00
8 .50 .020 #1643-20 25'/7.5m $8.00 #1641-20 83'/25m $14.00
9 .55 .022 #1643-22 20'/6m $8.00 #1641-22 67'/20m $14.00
10 .60 .024 #1643-24 20'/6m $8.00 #1641-24 50'/15m $14.00
11 .65 .026 #1643-26 20'/6m $8.00 #1641-26 50'/15m $14.00
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 $10.00 #16401-38 32'/10m $17.00
18 1.00 .040 #16403-40 7'/2.1m $10.00 #16401-40 32'/10m $17.00
19-1/2 1.07 .043 #16403-43 7'/2.1m $12.00 #16401-43 32'/10m $19.00
21 1.15 .046 #16403-46 7'/2.1m $12.00 #16401-46 32'/10m $19.00
22 1.20 .048 #16403-48 7'/2.1m $12.00 #16401-48 32'/10m $19.00

Red Brass Wire
Mini Spools and Small Spools

Wire comes of 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

Red Brass Wire
Medium Spools and Large Spools

Wire comes of 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