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Post Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:30 pm

What exactly is the main difference that the number and thickness of wires make in the sound?
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:46 am

The more wires, the more sensitive it is.
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:26 am

What exactly does that mean?
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:59 am

The easier it is to set off the snares
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:30 am

does anyone have any experience of the Puresound "blasters" im looking into them and was just wondering how much, if at all they can improve the quality of your snare sound in comparison with sort of snares you get as standard with most mid range drums. cheers
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Post Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:11 pm

how long do u think u should go before getting a new reso head and snares? i have the puresound, they seem to make an approvement in my opinion.
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:33 pm

I'm likely going to go Puresound Custom 20s, maybe even 30s. I need to see what the reso head looks like to determine if it needs to be replaced soon, I've only had this snare for 5 months or so.
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Post Wed May 06, 2009 9:11 am

remember, the more wires, the more buzz when other instruments are played. I remember one time I bought one of those 40 strand snares. the bad thing about those is that it's impossible to get the wires tensioned evenly.
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Post Wed May 06, 2009 4:24 pm

Im a fan of the "German Metal" snare wires. 14" 16 or 20 strand. They're only like $13 too and are an improvement over the cheapy stainless ones.
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Post Sat May 30, 2009 4:16 am

I think puresound makes a distinctive improvement. www.cymbalsandsnares.com check them out
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Post Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:59 am

Puresound Wires completelyy changed my snare sound. It's so much fatter and more "wet" sounding with them. It is definately worth the price.
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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:04 pm

speaking of snare wires, im probably gonna start saving up to put new heads on my ddrum 13 snare and definatly puresound wires!!! cant wait. i wanna see what kind of new sound i can get compared to the old. ill let u know how that goes when im done.
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Post Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:53 pm

I put puresounds on a Rogers Powertone, and hated it. Changed them out for something totally generic, ...... and loved it. Put the puresounds on something else, and it was great. It really depends on the drum. You might like them on that drum, and again, you might not.
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Post Sun May 02, 2010 10:14 pm

I find that the more wires you add the less sensitivity you get. I found this because it is just like add muffling to the reso head, I went from a tama 40 stand to a generic 20 on my Yamaha Brass 14x6.5 I had off a cheap snare and the drum sounded way better with the 20 stand. The same is to be said with tighter wires, the tighter the more resonance is lost resulting in a boxy tone. I suggest to everyone to sit behind the set and play with the wire tension while striking the drum, bring it way up and way down and you will see how much of a difference it makes.

As for puresound i like 'em they are made great, all the solders are filed smooth and the wires all seem to be equally taunt.
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