Size of Music Wire?

Ken Hulme
10/18/15 05:42:46PM

What number of "music wire" are you buying to make strings the equivalent of 10ga package strings?  What about 18 gauge plain package strings?  Those are the two I most commonly use for my dulcimer set up in Bagpipe Xxx.  Although I kinda like the look of black strings, the humid semi-salt air where I live really plays havoc with ordinary package strings, but doesn't seem to bother music wire strings so much.