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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:44 am 
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Has anyone used flat copper wire for bridles on reeds.
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I use usually Bare copper wire for bridle 0.60mm 23 SWG type Andreas Rogge uses.
But also use sheet cooper for Bridle K&S Copper Sheet 0.64mm and sheet copper 0.5mm thickness.

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I just got a roll of "dead soft" (as it was described) copper - about 1/8" wide, 0.020" and over 100 ft. long (3mm x 0.5mm x 100m?) for around $30 (US). It seems perfect for bridles - using an inch+ per reed should get at least 1000 bridles per roll...so, yes. The stuff I got was not from K & S, however.

https://www.riogrande.com/Product/coppe ... oft/132215

Here it is...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:29 am 
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Where in UK, Ireland or even in Europe could you get the roll of dead soft copper.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:58 am 
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Where in UK, Ireland or even in Europe could you get the roll of dead soft copper.


They ship, probably...

The stuff is called "bezel strip". I don't know what it is for, but perhaps a jewellery-making supplier there carries something similar.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:26 pm 
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Thank you! This is very useful information, and Rio Grande is located right where I live. I've been wanting to get away from the wrapped wire bridals for awhile.


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