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I have a sonor force 2005 kit and I need some help with picking a new snare strainer, can anyone recommend me something? I play of eververything jazz, rock, hiphop funk and rock so I need something versatile.
And what are the differences in a 18 strand and 32, sensitivity?
Is there something such as OVER doing it on a number of wires for a strainer?
09-14-2007, 07:45 PM
Are you talking about the snare wires or the strainer, the locking mechanism??
I know some sites list the wires as strainers and maybe so, but to me the strainer is the handle etc.
I use a 20 strand snare wire set. I have a 40 wire set but its very tempermental. I dont thnk they are necessary for good snare sound.
09-15-2007, 04:45 PM
I'd say it mostly depends on the snare itself. Picking a proper snare-wire count strainer is partially dependent on your liking. Puresound.com has some good vids online to help push you in a specific direction. I went with the 42-count based on their recommendation judging the width of the snare-bed (where the strainer connects on each end of the snare shell). I'm happy with the sound I get from my main snare (Maryland DC 14X6).
Hope this helps.
09-15-2007, 05:42 PM
Another vote for Puresound. I use the 30 strand wire on a 13 and 14 inch snare and they sound great. The cost around $30.00.
09-15-2007, 06:14 PM
Puresound all the way...
09-15-2007, 08:35 PM
Another vote for the Puresound Super 30 wires. I have those on my Supra 402 and it sounds really good. I've also had good luck with the DW truetone wires, which I have on my DW and Brady snares.
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