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Old 04-30-2018, 08:12 PM
frantic freddie frantic freddie is offline
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I use them on 15 of my 20+ snares and never had a problem but have plastic straps on most/ this guy has trouble with the 'ribbons' but I've never had issues:
Fearless Gear Review Puresound Blasters Snare Wires & Speed Release Straps - YouTube Again- I've never experienced the clips slipping as I have my snares pretty tight/ and play a bit hard.... but others may differ- I like the Puresound Blaster articulation of the 20 strand best- imho!
I have them on my Hammered Bronze Supra & also have never had any issues. They make it very easy to change the bottom head & you don't have to fiddle with re-setting plastic straps (which I hate anyways) or re-tying the string, overall I think it's a great design.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:16 PM
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I used a set once and had no issues, but I didn't notice any big difference in sound. I use the regular Ludwig snare wires and some Gretsch wires. I use ribbons or string, depending on the strainer.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:28 PM
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The blue coated wire cables can dig into the snare beds, leaving grooves in the shell, I’ve seen it happen on a couple snares.(not mine) I would suggest using grosgrain ribbon, or string.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:43 PM
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I'll cast a vote for not liking them. I just don't.
Not saying they're a bad product, they're just not my thing.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:19 PM
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I have them on a few snares. They work fine, but I don't notice any sound difference between them and regular, "stock" snares.

The main thing for me is how the ends of the snares lay on the head (the parts that the snare wires are welded to). On a lot of the generic Gibraltar type wires, they curve upwards (towards the head), so that the snares aren't making full contact with the head. You can tell by just looking at the contact point, or, when the drum is in playing position on a stand, press the ends upward into the head. If they get much crisper and more articulate, than you may need them to be a little flatter. All kinds of wires will get more articulate when you press them upward, but if you notice a MAJOR difference, that could be the cause.

Puresound makes ends that are curved and flat. That's cool, because depending on your snare bed (or even between wood and metal snares), you can choose the snares that works the best for you.

All in all, they work good, but I don't necessarily think they are worth the price difference from regular wires, if you know what to look for.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:02 AM
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I think they're fine, and the mount method (string, ribbon plastic strip) should follow the drum they are being put on.

The blue aircraft wire is something I first saw Joe Montineri do about 20 years ago. It's thin and light but super strong obviously. Yes, it can cut into the bearing edge a pair of 1/64" wide grooves, but it's doing so at the snare bed, so it's not a crisis. If your snares are tight enough to do significant damage, that might be the reason these don't sound good... The wire is thin enough that it keeps the snares very flat on the head. String can allow it to raise up on the end and the plastic cuts at the fold.

They are not an option I seek out, but I have replaced the (cheap) snares Joe put on my drum with Puresounds and kept his original wire, to keep the drum the way he wanted it to be.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:20 PM
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If you're tuning them so tight to cut into the snare bed, they're probably too tight.
Also, release tension when you're not playing or when you're storing your drum, no matter what you are using for the snares. That would help, if they are cutting into the beds.
But as far as Puresound's quality, I've never had a problem. I really don't know if they make that much of a difference in sound, but mone have seemed to last for 20+ years with no problems. And I've used the supplied blue cord on a few with no issues.
In most cases though, the sound has more to do with the set-up than the equipment.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:38 PM
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