Setting up Snare Wires.

paradiddle pete

Platinum Member
Much the same as setting up a guitar ( intonating ) how do you guys set up your snare drums? EG. I'd be interested to see how you folks go about it..


Silver Member
Make sure they are level & centralised. Slowly bring the tension up til the buzz stops. Job done.


Senior Member
For me, tuning the snare side head goes hand in hand with setting up the snare wires. The number of wires and tension play a part in the set up as well. There are plenty of videos that show how to get a good snare wire set up. Whatever sounds good to every other drumming situation.


Platinum Member
See Frosticles

Instead of snare chord or plastic straps use grosgrain ribbon. Dirt cheap from craft stores for a big reel of the stuff. Best stuff for attaching snare wires.