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Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare  

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Gibraltar designed the 42-strand strainer to fit many manufacturer's snare drums. Primarily designed for jazz, rock, and concert applications such as...Read More

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Gibraltar designed the 42-strand strainer to fit many manufacturer's snare drums. Primarily designed for jazz, rock, and concert applications such as field marching corps or similar performance situations.


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GibraltarSC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Purchase I've Made

    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....Read complete review

    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.

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    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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    5.0

    42 strand snares

    By Randy

    from NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

      very good snares a must have for sound performance.

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      5.0

      High Quality Well Built Snare spring

      By Mike the Musican'

      from Lincoln, California

      About Me Novice

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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-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

        A friend who is a professional drummer recommended this.

        Comment on this review

        (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-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Purchase I've Made

        By Josh H.

        from Larksville, PA

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Reviewer

        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-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        No issues, except one, lol, read on

        By BKJ

        from Danville, Va.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Increase Snare Effect
        • Marching snare

        Comments about Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Increased Timbre With Large Strainer

        By Marsupialsonogram.net

        from Western MA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

            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.

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            5.0

            Very good

            By R.P.M.76

            from Puerto Rico

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Nice Complement

            Cons

            • Can't Find One Right Now

            Best Uses

            • Daily
            • Practicing

            Comments about Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            42 or go home

            By Old School Gretsch

            from Falmouth, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

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

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Give your snare some wet action!

              By Brad

              from Baraboo, Wisconsin

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

              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!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Does The Job

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-4471 42-Strand Strainer for 14" Snare:

              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.

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