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Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Bright and resonant snare response
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PuresoundCustom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (14)
  • Improves sound (13)
  • Functional (12)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth a try

By Bill R.

from Indianapolis

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    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!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Too Loud?

    By Malibu

    from California

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    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    I usually love these wires and have used them on all of my snare drums since they first began making them, however I like the Blasters better for a wooden snare drum. I put these "brass" ones on a Ludwig Maple Snare drum and they were actually too loud. The brightness overwhelmed the sound and made it sound like a metal drum.. That's not what I was I'm going for. I will try them on my Black Beauty and see if it's a better match. I'm satisfied with the Puresound Blasters or the regular steel ones, but by all means, buy these if you want an extremely bright tone.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best snare wires ever made!

    By GregO

    from Arizona

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    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    10 out of 10. I'd recommend this product to anyone.
    I bought the 24 strand brass Puresound Custom Pro series series snare wires. These babies added so much life and crispiness to my Sonor SQ 2 Acrylic 6x14" snare drum. I use Evans coated reverse power dot, with a 300 snare side. Combine those heads with the Puresound, heaven awaits you! There's no going back to cheap snare wires ever again, buy these you regret it, worth the extra money for sure. Easy to install as well.

    (3 of 6 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...

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Nice Sound

    By SynthsayerWWX

    from Lexington, Kentucky

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Tricky To Align

    Best Uses

    • Any Snare

    Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

    This is a very nice snare.
    I don't really need the Quick Release feature but I can see its benefits.
    The brass snare does have a different sound than stainless ones. It seems to have more detail and snap? Very crisp.
    It does also help control snare resonance but as other reviews said, nothing can totally stop that and still sound ok, IMHO.
    I am going to compare the weight of my old snare steel snare and this one just to see if there is any significant difference.
    It is interesting to me that the brass and steel snare have such different sounds.
    The snare is well made and come with nice packaging and clear install instructions

    (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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Brightens up the sound

      By Dave Shaffer

      from Corning, NY

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Maybe A Little Confusing

      Best Uses

      • Live
      • Recording

      Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

      I bought these snares to replace the stock snares on my Orange County 7x13 Chestnut Ash drum. I wanted more snare sound, so I went with the brass and I couldn't be happier. The range of adjustment on these snares is great, the quick release strap is pretty neat, and the sound is excellent.

      It took me a little bit to get the snares seated properly on the head, but once I did it was golden.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      More than I expected...

      By Stan

      from Akron NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Loud
      • No Snare Buzz

      Cons

      • Cotter Pin Life
      • Strap A Little Difficult

      Best Uses

        Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

        I have a 14"x6.5" brass Superdrum with 20 wire steel snares that I thought sounded great. When I installed the brass 24 wire snares I was impressed - very bright & colorful with no snare buzz. The strap material was a little difficult to thread (my strainer/butt plate issue) but the install was easy after that. I forgot to make sure the cotter pin sits in the "well" stamped into the end plates (don't overlook this) so the snares were off center for a bit but finally corrected it & now works great. Just hope the cotter pin holds longterm (gave me a spare)- would have rather seen a heavier steel pin - we'll see. Great product IMO

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Al

        By Alfonso Ramirez

        from Dallas, Texas

        Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

        I believe the most important feature of this snare wire is that it has wire brackets that help in maintaining even contact with the resonant head, thus giving a more even snare wire response. The snare drum is now more lively, with a more shimmery response. I replaced the old wires because they were twisted.
        A bit pricey.

        (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!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        lives up to the promise

        By Drummer Brian

        from Philadelphia, PA

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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:

            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!

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By dc

            from saint joseph, mo.

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

              Great product

               
              5.0

              Excellent

              By Don

              from FL

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              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

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                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

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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.

                 
                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.

                     
                    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 Rodney

                      from Missouri

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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 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.????????

                           
                          5.0

                          Unique product

                          By Tom

                          from Harrison, AR

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

                            Nice snares. I really like the quick release clip.

                             
                            4.0

                            Good, not sure how good

                            By Connie Vidales

                            from NH

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                            Comments about Puresound Custom Pro Series Brass Snare Wires:

                            I could tell it's an improvement from the snare wire that came with my snare. Not sure how good - I think I have to try to adjust it more and play around with it.

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