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Vintage Snare Wire for 12″ Chrome Plated

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Vintage Snare Wire for 12″ Chrome Plated

SKU: CPSL12NP

Elevate your snare drum to its full potential
From a warm whisper to a deep roar


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    Elevate your snare drum to its full potential
    From a warm whisper to a deep roar

    We have dedicated ourselves to reproduce the original specifications of snare wire material of vintage snare wires of the 1960’s. We chose to use a thin end plate (.5mm), which provided a brisk and deep sound, suitable for delicate performance in acoustic ensemble settings.

    Needless to say, you would agree that a snare drum is the most important component in drum sounds, and the determinant factor of the snare drum is snare-wire. However, this fact has not been fairly recognized until very recently except a few drummers. In 1960, Ludwig and Slingerland manufactured what has now become the standard for good vintage wire. Several manufacturers have tried to re-produce the sound.

    DR : Without plating (dry and crisp sound)
    NP : Chrome-plated (reduced unwanted high pitch overtone, yet rich and mild sound)
    ZL : For Zelkova snare drum