Re: Snare wires
I had stock wires and then the Tama's "Snappy" I think, sorry I don't remember. So only twice but I JUST replaced these about 2 months ago. I keep my snares on the tight side, my reso looks fine and there is an overtone in that pitch when I hit the drum with the snare disengaged, but very minor. The heads are fairly new (2 months) and as I said, it sounded fine until a few days ago.
The snare drum itself sounds good it's just the snares. I admit, the strainer and butt are both pretty messed up but hey, the set was used, at least it came with the snare.
Christopher Walken would be pleased.