the ribbon has always centered up better for me and sat flatter. Cleaner and easier to deal with too. I have noticed a tonal difference, mainly in sympathetic buzz, so it’s where I’ve stayed.Isn't grosgrain ribbon like 15x thinner than snare cord? Logic tells me that thinner is better to get the wires on the head fully
What are the advantages of cord again?
Cord has 2 points of tension. Two holes. Straps spread that out and use the slot. Straps are easier to get in the butt strap plate because you can push them.
Getting the wires as close to the reso head as possible is the real reason I like nettles too.