Are Puresound snare wires good?

The Blaster Series from Puresound has 20 strands of premium steel-alloy wires. These wires are used to make your snare drum tone a lot louder than usual, meaning these wires are a great choice for hard-hitters and drummers who play rock and metal.

What are the wires on a snare called?

These are called “snares,” and they create the unique buzzing sound that differentiates the snare drum from the rest of your kit. But while every snare drum is supplied with snare wires, not all snare wires are alike. Perhaps the most common model is a 20-strand conventional chrome-plated wire set.

Do snare wires make a difference?

The more wires a snare has the more they influence the drum sound; fewer wires allow a more pure drum sound. Generally, more wires will result in a crisper, brighter sound. While using more wires adds articulation, they can dampen or even choke a drum’s sound.

Are Ludwig snare wires good?

Not only do Ludwig ’63 Snare Wires sound great, they look the part as well, with stamped end plates to put the finishing touches on your fleet of stage and studio snares.

Does the snare wire size matter?

That shouldn’t matter. The holes for the strings are in the standard location, and that is what the snare bed is for, the strings. The 30 should be just fine on that snare. As a matter of fact, I have a 30 strand on a Dyna-sonic right now and it works and sounds great, no 3″ snare bed.

What size snare wires did John Bonham use?

Interestingly, according to Ocheltree during the final Led Zeppelin tour Bonham instead of using the commonly used 20 coil snare wires, (under the drum) he instead used a 42 strand coil to achieve “a little wider sound”.

How many snare wires should I use?

Less = faster. Common snare wires range in number from 16 and 20 strands to more contemporary 30– and 42-strand options. Fewer wires generally yields a tighter, faster, snappier response. More wires is believed to create a fatter attack and greater resonance — more “fuzz” or “jangle” — but often at the cost of speed.

How tight should snares be?

For most styles, you want the snare-side head very tight. Not only does it give you that nice crack that most of us love, but you get the added benefit of greater response from the head. Loose snare heads have a place, too.

What snare did Ringo use?

Ringo played a 1960 Mahogany Duroplastic Premier kit with a 4”x14” Royal Ace snare drum. That kit was replaced on May 12, 1963 with a Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl (OBP) Downbeat drum kit.