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Puresound Custom 16 Strand Snare Wire   14 in.

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Outperforms most twenty-strand models. Features medium-gauge wire with evenly spaced standard coils. Fourteen-inch length....Read More

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Outperforms most twenty-strand models. Features medium-gauge wire with evenly spaced standard coils. Fourteen-inch length.


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PuresoundCustom 16 Strand Snare Wire

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Nice Snares

By Sembawangbolo

from 46062

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    Comments about Puresound Custom 16 Strand Snare Wire:

    I thought I would try a set of these snares to see if I could get a better sound out of my Steve Gadd signature snare drum. The snares went in easy enough along with a new snare head. I bought the 16 strands because I didn't want to get an overly buzzy snare that would be hard to control. The stock Steve Gadd snares are a 10 strand staggered into 5 groups of 2. After playing with the new snares on for a while, the sound was definately more 'buzzy'. I tried different tensions on the snare and it seemed that when I played towards the edge of the snare drum head there was more snare buzz going on. The sympathetic tonal buzz from my high tom also was more pronounced. Unfortunately, I went back to my stock Steve Gadd snare, added a new top head and tightened it down. It actually sounds better.

    That's not to say that this snare was a waste of time and money. It's a good product, but my snare drum might not be designed for more strands. This snare might work very well for a wood snare drum, or a non endorsed snare drum.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Great value. Best you can get.

    By SallMan-MX5gb

    from Iowa

    Comments about Puresound Custom 16 Strand Snare Wire:

    This is why I say the best. I use a sonor bras snare with sonor wires tht cost 3 times as much. I decided to experiment with gibraltar, cannon and puresound one day just to see if price makes a diffrence. They did... but not to puresound. These sounded no diffrent than my sonor snares that came in a wood box. I am impressed. The sonor snare to me is the standard of reference and I and my audience couldnt hear the diffrence live or recorded and I mic both sides of my snare drums. I will always have one box of sonor snare wire at home but couple of boxes of these at the studio or stage.

    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Not worth the money!

    By Winged Wheel Watcher

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    Comments about Puresound Custom 16 Strand Snare Wire:

    These might be very well made with fancy copper ends, but after purchasing the Custom 20 strand model for my 14" snare drum, I wasn't very impressed. The drum sounded sounded only marginally better than with my stock snares, and I know what I am doing when it comes to changing snares and tuning/tensioning snare drums and wires. I then tried the Gibraltar 42 strand snare wires and was much more impressed with them! And, they are less than half the price of these. For the price, I was not impressed AT ALL! Buy the Gibraltar 42's; those are much better and cheaper.


    Puresound Custom Snare Wires

    By starclassic567

    from Ventura, CA

    Comments about Puresound Custom 16 Strand Snare Wire:

    I recently bought the 20 strand Puresounds, and I must say that they made a tremendous difference in the snare sound. I was skeptical at first because I wasn't about to dish out $32 on a set of snares. But the results were worth the money. I have a Starclassic Performer snare and it sounds even better with the Puresound wires. Get won't be disappointed!!


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    By inflames567

    from medford, OR

    Comments about Puresound Custom 16 Strand Snare Wire:

    Very versatile snares, can be used for rock, jazz, r&b, and others.Very durable.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Puresound = Powerful Sound

    By NTIME Pearl Drummer

    from West Frankfort, IL

    Comments about Puresound Custom 16 Strand Snare Wire:

    I have a set of these on my Pearl Masters BRX 14"x5.5" snare drum and it has a powerful sound. I also put a power thin snare batter on too. This combination with the 100% birch shell is amazing. It`s sensitive so it can be played light with good snare response and ghost notes are very nice. If you want to play loud, go ahead you wont choke this snare wire and you can get a loud crack out of it with no problem. Puresound Customs are the best.

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