Bassoon Wire - Rieger .60mm (78 yds)

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Rieger .60mm Bassoon Wire

For comparison, here is a chart showing the diameters of the wires.

Brand Diameter (mm)
Rieger Bassoon .60
Zebra 22 gauge .64

The Rieger .6mm and the 22 gauge wires will both work well on bassoon reeds. The Rieger wire feels a little more malleable than the Zebra 22 gauge.

However, there has been confusion over what gauge the Rieger wire is because their packaging says that it is approximately the same as 24 gauge when, in reality, it is approximately the same as the American 22 gauge. That is because Rieger is comparing their wire to the British wire gauges (SWG-Standard Wire Gauge) which are a little different than American wire gauges (AWG-American Wire Gauge).

For a discussion about wire gauges and how they affect bassoon reeds, check out our Bassoon Wire Blog.

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