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Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires

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Gibraltar designed this 42-strand of snare wires to fit many manufacturer's snare drums. These wires were primarily designed for jazz, rock, and conc...Click To Read More About This Product

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A beefy, 42-strand set of wires for maximum sensitivity and attack.

Gibraltar designed this 42-strand of snare wires to fit many manufacturer's snare drums. These wires were primarily designed for jazz, rock, and concert applications such as field marching corps or similar performance situations.

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  • Fits most 14" snares

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GibraltarSC-4442-Strand Snare Wires
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (10)
  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

42 strand fatness

I used these wire to "fatten up" my new Ludwig LM402 supraphonc 6.5x14. Thanks to the wide snare beds, these do not choke the snare. Instead, they give me a...Read complete review

I used these wire to "fatten up" my new Ludwig LM402 supraphonc 6.5x14. Thanks to the wide snare beds, these do not choke the snare. Instead, they give me a FAT snare sound and improve sensitivity, bridging the gap between the 402 and the much more expensive supersensitive. Very worthy upgrade!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No bueno this time.

I bought these snares as an, but I think I got the set that are in the picture on the website (notice the poor quality of the snares in that picture). The snares...Read complete review

I bought these snares as an, but I think I got the set that are in the picture on the website (notice the poor quality of the snares in that picture). The snares I received were uneven and noisy in all the wrong ways. They are way cheaper than Pure Sound snares, so I am not out much money. They may work better if you are lucky and get a good set. I recommend spending the good money up front to make sure you get a perfect product.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVED IT!

By Gabe-y.-YS

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

It gave my snare that fat, wide snap that i need! If you've heard John Mayer's "Vultures", thats how it would sound like. I highly recommend it, just dont be like the other stupid kids that tighten it so much that they break. These are meant for loose tuning.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Purchase I've Made

By Josh H

from Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Pros

  • Cheap
  • Easy To Use
  • Fat Sound
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Well Made

Cons

  • Plastic Straps

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

Great pair of snares. Made my 14x6.5 snare sound even fatter. I like a nice crisp snare that's very sensitive to my ghost notes. My 20 strands were just not getting it done. I wanted less tone, more snap and more sensitivity.

So I got a great pair of wires, no flaws on the wires themselves. The only flaw I noticed was that it came with plastic straps. They were durable but they are a pain to install. I would recommend getting some nylon or use some string for more sensitivity.

Right off the bat when I installed them and tuned in my tension for my snares, I immediately noticed how much crisper and how sensitive my snare became. I use a lot of ghost notes and rolls in my playing, so these helped bring out those nuances more. It removes "most" of the tone in your snare, depending on tuning. Great for recording or real "lively" snares that need to be deadened. I feel my snare became louder as well.

Most people on here that complain about them being bad wires or wires snapping off, probably over tensioned their wires or didn't properly install them.

Great product, I would definitely recommend these to all drummers that have deep snares (6" or deeper). They are great for people on a budget (like me) and they get the job done. You really can't complain getting a 42 strand snare wires for this cheap of a price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No issues, except one, lol, read on

By BKJ

from Danville, Va.

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Increase Snare Effect
  • Marching snare

Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

I actually purchased this for my drummer who is rebuilding an old marching snare. He liked it, so no issues. Funny story however. I ordered this with other items, but somewhere along the way, UPS tampered with the box, apparently stealing this item, and replaced it with a off brand of paper towels. I contacted MF, and they took care of it. Never had any problem with UPS before. *shakes my head*. Thank god I purchase my items from MF, they had my back all the way. I like that piece of mind when shopping for goods.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

42 or go home

By Old School Gretsch

from Falmouth, MA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

    In a perfect world 42 strand snares would be standard issue.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Does The Job

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

    The 42 Strand Gibraltar will give your snare a nice fat crunchy sound. It's easy to install and sounds good. It's not really durable compared to Tama or DW...one of the strands on mine has already un-welded itself so now mine is a 41 stand snare. No big deal. Good buy if your on a budget...and a lot of us are.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Felipe-.d5Av

    from TEXAS

    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

    I've had this snare strand for 5 years on my Pearl 14x8 free floating snare and I love it!!! I couldn't get the sound I wanted with the regular 20 strand on an 8" deep snare. This is perfect for all style of music.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Give your snare some wet action!

    By Brad

    from Baraboo, Wisconsin

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    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

    This is my first 42-strand strainer and boy did it add a lot to my maple snare. I now have an amazing warm/wet sound. Pick one up.
    No problems so far. I could see some strands possibily breaking if one were to excessively tighten it down but who cares, you have 42-strands!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    42 strand fatness

    By Scottinwa

    from Washington

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

        I used these wire to "fatten up" my new Ludwig LM402 supraphonc 6.5x14. Thanks to the wide snare beds, these do not choke the snare. Instead, they give me a FAT snare sound and improve sensitivity, bridging the gap between the 402 and the much more expensive supersensitive. Very worthy upgrade!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this strainer!!

        By Drum Junkie

        from St Louis, MO

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Added Sensitivity
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Very Versitile

        Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

        This is a great strainer! I have them on multiple drums:
        4x14 Gretsch Hand Hammered
        6.5 x 14 Gretsch Maple (Renoun 57')
        5x14 DW Workshop series metal
        5x14 DW Maple (pre-Collectors)
        6.5x14 Pork Pie BOB

        It works great on each one. Love added the sensitivity and the added fullness is outstanding. I am using standard REMO coated heads, nothing fancy (love the openness of those heads. Great combo with the fat strainer.

        Have had zero quality issues, if you know how to tune a drum and not over tighten a strainer, you'll be fine.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Increased Timbre With Large Strainer

        By Marsupialsonogram.net

        from Western MA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

            Superb quality product from Gibraltar. Some drummers advocate a reduced strainer of 8 wires to eliminate sympathetic snare buzz. I didn't have a snare buzz problem but was curious to hear what an 8 wire strainer sounded like, compared to the standard 20 wire, and found a reduced character in my snare sound as a result. So I tried going in the opposite direction, to a 42 wire strainer. Any buzz problem with 20 or 42 wires is easily eliminated by proper tuning of the snare to the toms (I'm a recording artist, overdubbing drum parts, so I don't have any buzzing snare troubles from guitar amps). With the 42 wire strainer the timbral character of the snare is greatly increased, with a terrific range from soft buzz rolls and ghost notes to sharp, cracking rim shots. I'm presently spoiled by the filled-out sound of the 42 wire strainer. If you haven't tried one, check it out.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best i have used.

            By XeroX

            from Syracuse, NY

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            Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

            simply put, this set of snares are amazing. Great sound and not too much interference from the other drums on your kit.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wild and fast responce

            By james g. elliott

            from maryland

            Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

            Goes great with any snare but they sound awesome on my bronze piccolo.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Sound great, but don't last long

            By Nogahyde

            from Santa Barbara, CA

            Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

            The wires break off too quickly but it sounded great, too bad it didn't last long.

             
            5.0

            good

            By Mirror Face Gun Eyes

            from Arizona

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

              makes my snare sound sexy

               
              5.0

              Recommended. Would purchase again if necessary.

              By Cricket

              from Tampa, FL

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              Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

              Replaced the snares on a standard 14" x 5.5" Gretsch to enhance brush sound work. Perfect.

               
              5.0

              will buy again!

              By Donnie

              from Ct

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

                Used for Cajon drum

                 
                5.0

                42 strand snares

                By Randy

                from Thomasvile ga.

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

                  very good snares a must have for sound performance.

                   
                  5.0

                  High Quality Well Built Snare spring

                  By Mike

                  from Lincoln

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Many More Springs

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement Snare Spring

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

                    A friend who is a professional drummer recommended this.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very good

                    By R.P.M.76

                    from Puerto Rico

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Nice Complement

                    Cons

                    • Can't Find One Right Now

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

                    I use it on my 14 x8 Pearl Vinnie Paul and it makes a lot of difference. I'm buying another for my church 14x 6.5. Buy it now.

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful

                    By powejgpjropjeh

                    from Mt Juliet, TN

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                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4442-Strand Snare Wires:

                    I bought these because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the Gretsch ones. First off I don't know why people buy these only to tighten them so much that you choke the snare. If you want to do that without worrying that the snares will break buy the 20 strand. I put these onto my 14inch Supraphonic, it gives a nice fat tone. I tighten them so you can still get the snare sound but also the roundness of the snare. All in all they're real awesome if you want a nice fat tone for your snare

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