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Old 10-31-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Best snare wires

I play mainly blues music and use a Ludwig Superphonic snare 14 X 6 1/2, what would be the best set of snare wires to purchase , for a good blues sounding snare?
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:14 AM
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Default Re: Best snare wires

maybe a Puresound 30 strand and leave them a little loose. if not wanting that many strands go for puresound custom 20 strand or maybe even brass. Gibraltar makes a 42 strand as well.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: Best snare wires

The Puresound Brass 24 strand is also a good choice.
Pearl, Tama, and Gibraltar make excellent snare wires too.
Oh yea, Ludwig makes wires.
I kind of like old drums:)

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:43 AM
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Default Re: Best snare wires

I'm not sure there is such a thing, a best sound for blues. Snare sounds in blues vary wildly, it's more of what sound do YOU prefer. I play predominantly blues and I use a fairly tight drum tuning w/ tight wires. Not your traditional sound, but then again we aren't imitating old timey blues either. Traditional blues recorded in the 40's, 50's 60's...the drum sound is low tech and kinda crappy IMO. So you don't really want to replicate that, at least I don't. Any snare wire will do really.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Best snare wires

ive tried quite a few different snare wires expensive to cheep but i realy like my 20 strand pearl prity cheep and sound awesone
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:36 AM
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Default Re: Best snare wires

Yup - I agree...all personal preference.

One of the Evans rep's suggested also getting a Puresound Custom Pro 20" steel strainer to go with the HD Dry head I picked up.

Well, either all my tuning and snare tightness is off, or the Puresounds don't click with me. Seemed to have a bunch of excess buzzing - off center. My reso is tightened well, but not choked. I always had to really tighten down the snare wires, to the point right before choking.

I ended up going back to my DW original equipment snares, which actually sound better (IMO).

Musicians Friend gave me a $10 credit because of my disatisfaction.

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