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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
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (9)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

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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5.0

will buy again!

By Donnie

from Ct

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Used for Cajon drum

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    42 strand fatness

    By Scottinwaa

    from Washington

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        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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        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, CA

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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.

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            (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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Purchase I've Made

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            By Josh H.

            from Larksville, 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-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.

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            (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-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.

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            (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-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.

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

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

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