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Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires  20 strand 14 in.

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These Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires are the ultimate in ease-of-use. They're designed with anti-choke end plates that significantly reduce anno...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A bright response and wealth of user-friendly features add up to a truly remarkable set of snare wires.

These Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires are the ultimate in ease-of-use. They're designed with anti-choke end plates that significantly reduce annoying snare buzz and also allow the player to crank up their snare tension for a tight response without choking the drum. The Speed Release straps allow the player to disengage the snare wires without releasing the straps from the strainer or butt clamps, enabling quick and easy head or wire changes. The brass coil models produce a bright and resonant snare response.

FEATURES
  • Anti-choke end plates
  • Reduced snare buzz
  • Crank up their snare tension for a tight response without choking the drum
  • Speed Release straps allow player to disengage the snare wires without releasing the straps from the strainer or butt clamps
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PuresoundCustom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Improves sound (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth a try

I have used other Puresound Wires (Blasters and Equalizers) and have to say that of the 3 I own, these would be my least favorite. However, the Custom Pros are a great...Read complete review

I have used other Puresound Wires (Blasters and Equalizers) and have to say that of the 3 I own, these would be my least favorite. However, the Custom Pros are a great option to start with if you're in the market for finding a new sound for your snare.

The straps are what really make this product unique. They're not as easy to swap out as I thought, but this could be because I am still relatively new to the product. Either way, the straps are awesome and almost justify the purchase in and of themselves! It's nice that they included an extra clip just in case one breaks from heavy usage.

As for the sound, I was unimpressed. There is definite improvement and some added brightness from the brass wires, but I think these are overpriced for the sound. There is some added sensitivity as well. However, I don't think the sound and sensitivity of these particular wires alone justify the price. I would venture to say that most people would hardly notice the difference between these wires and the stock ones that come on a decent snare ($250+).

What people WILL notice is the snare buzz reduction. Keep in mind that you cannot get rid of all snare buzz! These do the job of reducing it though!

BOTTOM LINE-
I give the Custom Pro's a 3.5 star rating. I would have to recommend Equalizers over the Custom Pros and Blasters. The Equalizers are much more crisp and have even less snare buzz. I also feel that because of the added crisp, the Equalizers are more sensitive and liven up your snare a bit more overall. The Equalizers are also more versatile, as Blasters are generally for louder volumes. However, definitely give the Custom Pros a try. At least you will have the convenient straps that will work for just about any other wire you try!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good snares, but cotter pin is flawed

The brass snare wires are very nice - they improved the sound on my 6x14 maple drum, adding a slightly brighter sound to the warmth of the wood.

But the cotter pin...Read complete review

The brass snare wires are very nice - they improved the sound on my 6x14 maple drum, adding a slightly brighter sound to the warmth of the wood.

But the cotter pin attachment is a poor design - it nearly ruined my last gig as the snares came off while playing. If the strap isn't precisely lined up in the middle of the cotter pin, the pin will slip right through the slot opening! It won't slip through right away, either. It takes about half a song for that to occur, just as you're starting your first set!

Even if you think you have it aligned, the cotter pin could get slightly nudged -- an eighth of an inch is all it takes -- and the snares fail.

Now I need to go back and attach regular mylar straps on the two snare drums I use these on.

Puresound needs to take this one back to R&D and come up with something better...

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5.0

Excellent

By Don

from FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    Excellent

     
    5.0

    I would recommened it

    By Isaias

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    Good for its price l, and great sound

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good wires, bad quick release system.

    By Randy

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Sounds good

    Cons

    • Quick release system is sketchy.

    Best Uses

    • For snare wires...

    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    I bought these for my Gretsch hammered brass snare mostly for fun since It did already have pretty good stock snares. I figured I have a brass shell and i stumbled on these brass snare wires and it would be a good match. It certainly shouldn't make anything worse and I would at least have a little customization to my drum. I think it sounds a little warmer and mellower than the stock, I'm assuming, steel snares. It's a very subtle change unless your snare was on the cheaper side maybe with very light thin metal end-plates on the wires. Most intermediate and hopefully all high end snares should come with good hardware and parts. I don't think of it as much of an upgrade but I like them and the subtle tone change is cool. If anything I get a little more snare buzz, but I read that they are capable of being cranked up a bit without choking much and I have mine set up at a medium tension and have not tried to tighten them up too much. But the stronger buzz only really caught my attention at band practice when the guys hit a certain note together that really freaks out my snare, so if anything it just means they are more sensitive. The new advanced quick release system, is an absolute joke. The first day I tried them, inside of an hour or two, the pin that secures the fabric to the snare plates, had slipped through leaving one side hanging in the air. the other side was sort of twisted and not at all as centered as when i set it up. Its just not reliable and I quickly put the old trusty nylon, tape style, strap that came stock with my snare in place of the not quite there, innovation that came with these snares. The ruler style lines and numbers that are on the straps are absolutely genius and usable, but the quick release pins just cannot be trusted. I hope in the future they incorporate the ruler style strap into a standard non gimmicky regular strap, as i have put permanent marker lines on mine before for the exact reason. The snares themselves are very high quality.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic product, fast shipping.

    By Ztacy

    from Edmonton, Alberta

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    100% REAL brass snare wires that produce a fanatastic bright tone that cuts through even the loudest musical situations. The 'anti-choke' flanges are a great touch!

     
    5.0

    A Winner

    By GCH

    from Washington, DC

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

        I'm not sure why PureSound markets these as "bright," but don't let that deter you. They don't seem any brighter to me than steel wires. What they certainly are is less harsh, and allow you to hear more of the drum and less of the snare buzz. For loudly amplified music you'll want to stick with steel, but for quieter music, and especially for jazz, the brass wires are great.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good snares, but cotter pin is flawed

        By baterista

        from Bay Area

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

        The brass snare wires are very nice - they improved the sound on my 6x14 maple drum, adding a slightly brighter sound to the warmth of the wood.

        But the cotter pin attachment is a poor design - it nearly ruined my last gig as the snares came off while playing. If the strap isn't precisely lined up in the middle of the cotter pin, the pin will slip right through the slot opening! It won't slip through right away, either. It takes about half a song for that to occur, just as you're starting your first set!

        Even if you think you have it aligned, the cotter pin could get slightly nudged -- an eighth of an inch is all it takes -- and the snares fail.

        Now I need to go back and attach regular mylar straps on the two snare drums I use these on.

        Puresound needs to take this one back to R&D and come up with something better...

         
        5.0

        crisp!!!

        By Mark Morgrim951

        from Rapid City,SD

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anything
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

          These Snare wires really Work great. They give you a great response And a Kick A&# crisp sound!! and you can crank Them up as high as you can and it wont choke your snare. just awesome highly recommend :)

           
          4.0

          great sound

          By Chop-Chop

          from Bismarck, Mo.

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

              I like the sound better than steel but with the steel i get less buzz(which is what i thought these were about)? I have an EVANS BLACK HYDRAULIC batter and a HAZY 300 reso.????????

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              lives up to the promise

              By Drummer Brian

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

                  Many drummers have recommended for me to use a "fatter" snare with more wires for a better snare sound, but after purchasing the custom pro brass, I found the flaws in that recommendation. For one, though a fatter snare does improve the snare drum's sound, more wires means more buzz. With this custom pro, there's hardly any buzz at all, and when I did hear it, a quick adjustment of the snare arm and it was gone without affecting the snare's sound. 2nd, the fatter snares are not going to fit your average snares simply b/c of the size of the pocket and surface area of the bottomhead. Finally, the really easy to use release mechanism makes changing that bottom head so easy. You don't have to remove the entire snare and reset the tension. GET THIS!

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I WILL BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

                  By SANTIAGO

                  from FLORIDA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

                    THIS PRODUCT WORKS PERFECTLY FOR ME. I DON'T HAVE TO SERCH FOR THAT SWEET SPOT. I CAN JUST PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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