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Old 03-21-2008, 05:48 AM
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Default 42 Vs 20 snare wires

Hello all,

I recently broke a wire on my snare. I had the gibraltar 42 wire on my Supra. I loved it, but it wasn't a "high end" snare wire.

Since the wire broke, I went to GC and they had he gibraltar snare wire, but I had seen the adds for the Puresound snares and read great reviews on them. GC had the 20 wire there.

Anyway, the sales person told me that the sound would be completely different but that he liked the 20 snare. Told me if I didn't like it, I could return it.

I put it on and I MISS MY 42!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be returning it tomorrow and getting the 42. What an amazing difference. I don't think I will ever play a snare without putting a 42 on it.

How many of you have a 42?

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Old 03-21-2008, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

If your a 'man' you'll have a 42 on your snare.

A snare is supposed to be a snare, 10's-12' just don't cut it IMO. I want a 50 strand to be honest with you.

50...50..do I hear 60?
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

I had a 40. Not sure of the brand, butjust seemed no better or different to me than a 20. Bought 20 Puresound for my Steambent snare and it is gorgeous.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

I have a 42 strands on the snare drum I have fitted with Aquarian Modern Vintage batter and it sound great.

More wires strands, less of the drum you will hear.

I have also two other snare with 20 strands snare wire for different sound and I cutted strands on the snare from my picollo and IMO, it now sound better because I hear more of the drum and less of the snare though less that high pitched tone.

Different snares wire for different sound.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:00 PM
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I still have a 42 strand Gibraltar that I put on a Gretsch snare and immediately took off. It totally boxed out the drum and didn't offer me anything additionally. I'll still to 16-20.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:19 PM
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Didn't that guy 'Bongo', or 'Bonzo' have 42's on his snare?
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:00 PM
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I think it was Bongo.

Anyway, I think he did.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:21 PM
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I think it was Bongo.

Anyway, I think he did.
My point exactly, real men play 42's.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:21 AM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

I've been messing with some 42's on my 6.5x14 Black Beauty and they're not bad. But, the Puresound Super 30's are awesome on my Supra 402, so I think I'm going to pick up another set for the BB. You guys have to try the Super 30's.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:56 AM
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Hum, I've been looking for comments about those gibraltar 42's because i just bought it on ebay and i have a BB supraphonic 6,5 and we are recording and we were looking for a more brushy sound for some arrangments, its interesting i can't wait to here for myself, but i'll also check thos super 30's, by the way if you were refering to john bonham who was playing 42 his nickname is not bongo but bonzo.


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Old 03-26-2008, 07:40 AM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

by the way if you were refering to john bonham who was playing 42 his nickname is not bongo but bonzo.

... like this forum, Its really just a matter of who you talk to. I've heard people call him Bozo.
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

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I've been messing with some 42's on my 6.5x14 Black Beauty and they're not bad. But, the Puresound Super 30's are awesome on my Supra 402, so I think I'm going to pick up another set for the BB. You guys have to try the Super 30's.
Yep, I agree. I have Super 30 wires on a 13 and a 14 and they sound great.
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by the way if you were refering to john bonham who was playing 42 his nickname is not bongo but bonzo.

... like this forum, Its really just a matter of who you talk to. I've heard people call him Bozo.
It's always been Bonzo the people who said Bozo are probably Bozo's themselves LOL and he did use a 42 stand wires.I've always wondered what 42 strands would sound on a dynasonic it will never happen through.

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

I've got a Puresound 12 strand on my favorite snare now and I dig it. But now you guys got me thinking about going crazy and getting the new 16 strand.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:54 PM
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It's always been Bonzo the people who said Bozo are probably Bozo's themselves LOL and he did use a 42 stand wires.
Nah! It WAS Bongo and he used 24 strand wires. Someone just got it backwards.

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Old 03-27-2008, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

For the record, as I recall, John Bonham used a 42-strand snare on the last tour that Zeppelin did, with his stainless steel kit. Before that he had a 24-strand snare.
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:56 AM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

I like the Puresound 30s, myself. Got em on my 8x14 Gretsch and my 8x14 Coliseum.

Lemme suggest another rule: Real men play 8x14s.

And if you can't get an 8", go for a 6.5". I'm going to put 30s on my new 6.5 Supraphonic RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: 42 Vs 20 snare wires

And, oh yeah... I always heard his name was Boingo. First name Oingo.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:39 PM
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:45 PM
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God? I'll give you God....

It's not disrespectful in the slightest. I can give you disrespectful too.

I used a 42 for a long time and it was a LOT of snare action. I'm still not sure if I liked it or not, but it was a different sound certainly; although I seem to recall the sensitivity of my snare was affected somewhat.
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