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