Ok, I gave it 5 stars across because NEVER have I used cord that actually UPGRADES the snare strainer itself. Seriously, I like the cord that comes with PureSounds but it doesn't change/improve the fluid movement of the strainer lever itself. Exspensive? I thought so until I put in on. I will NEVER own a different cord again. This is a winner and most pleasant surprise purchase in more than a year.