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What snare wires are under your Ludwig Ludalloy shelled Supraphonic?

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Been a few years since I've logged in so for those who have missed me (lmao) I'm back. :icon_smile:

Anyhoo, what snare wires are under your 5.5 inch Ludwig Ludalloy shelled Supraphonic and what type of sound are you getting? Need to purchase new wires for mine and any recommendations would be great. Thanks Ted Dugaro
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On my 5" Supra, I am using the original script logo wires that came with the drum and it still sounds great! I have used Puresound Blasters and Snappy wires also, and they sounded great also, but the OG wires seem to have some Ludwig mojo still in them Posted Image
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16 strand Puresounds but it doesn't seem to matter as that snare alWAYs sounds like a Supra!
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Thanks. Also how many wire strands are on them?
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... it doesn't seem to matter as that snare alWAYs sounds like a Supra!


My experience as well!
And it seems to apply to my HH Bronze also...
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... it doesn't seem to matter as that snare alWAYs sounds like a Supra!


My experience as well!
And it seems to apply to my HH Bronze also...


I used to own the non-HH version of your drum. One of the few I regret selling!
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... it doesn't seem to matter as that snare alWAYs sounds like a Supra!


My experience as well!
And it seems to apply to my HH Bronze also...


I used to own the non-HH version of your drum. One of the few I regret selling!


I had a Monroe badged non-HH version and did a SBS with the HH model. The only sonic difference was that the HH was dryer. I could get the same sound from the non-HH by adding tape to the batter head.
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BTW, welcome back! How are those Aqua Camcos?
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24-strand Puresounds and Ludwig X-Thin snare side.
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The cheap Cannon or Gibraltar wires. They are nice and bright. The high dollar wires are almost always darker sounding, which is the opposite of what a recording engineer would want. AND, those wires sound very similar to what came on those drums....
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The cheap Cannon or Gibraltar wires. They are nice and bright. The high dollar wires are almost always darker sounding, which is the opposite of what a recording engineer would want. AND, those wires sound very similar to what came on those drums....


Amen, Tommy. Any decent chrome-plated wires will work fine.

Puresound (the "high dollar" wires) makes great wires, but the lack of chrome plating gives them a darker sound. I would think that at this point in their history they would start offering some chrome-plated wires. They would sell tons of them.
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The cheap Cannon or Gibraltar wires. They are nice and bright. The high dollar wires are almost always darker sounding, which is the opposite of what a recording engineer would want. AND, those wires sound very similar to what came on those drums....




The cheap Cannon or Gibraltar wires. They are nice and bright. The high dollar wires are almost always darker sounding, which is the opposite of what a recording engineer would want. AND, those wires sound very similar to what came on those drums....


Amen, Tommy. Any decent chrome-plated wires will work fine.

Puresound (the "high dollar" wires) makes great wires, but the lack of chrome plating gives them a darker sound. I would think that at this point in their history they would start offering some chrome-plated wires. They would sell tons of them.


+3. Mine have the originals or the el cheapo chrome replacements. I snip off two strands, of the twenty strand sets, to make them "vintage correct", haha. I like bright wires on mine, even Puresounds can't quite kill a Supra but they sure don't help.
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---> pURE-sOUND-pRECUSSION oN ALL sNARES ---> 20 & 30-sTRAND bRASS,mATRIX,bLASTERS wIRE-sETS ---> !!!
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Ludwig brand replacements or snappy (i.e. cheapie/generic/cannon/gibraltar) are what sounds best to my ears. The expensive puresound and others just don't do it for me on any of my Supra and Supra-esque drums.

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Been a few years since I've logged in so for those who have missed me (lmao) I'm back. :icon_smile:

Anyhoo, what snare wires are under your 5.5 inch Ludwig Ludalloy shelled Supraphonic and what type of sound are you getting? Need to purchase new wires for mine and any recommendations would be great. Thanks Ted Dugaro


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hi ted . what year drum is it? the new wires don't sound anything like the originals
no surprise there though. i have 4 new supra wire sets that are collecting dust after
coming off my new ludwig snare drums. if only ludwig would have their wire makers
make them the right way again they would sell a ton of them! back in the day you would see
drummers with all makes of drums using these! hope so. because no matter what types of really good modern wires you use they just don't sound right!
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---> pURE-sOUND-pRECUSSION oN ALL sNARES ---> 20 & 30-sTRAND bRASS,mATRIX,bLASTERS wIRE-sETS ---> !!!


That's some stylish typin' there teenage... or is your keyboard broke? :lol: :drunken:
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Another vote for ludwig or generic wires. I've been cutting them down to 12-16 strand and have been much happier, too. I'm touring with a 5" bronze tube lug Ludwig right now. Single ply coated heads, pearl standard wires with two strands removed. Great sound.

Of all the "cheap" wires, the Ludwigs are probably my favorite. I use them on most of my drums.
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The cheap Cannon or Gibraltar wires. They are nice and bright. The high dollar wires are almost always darker sounding, which is the opposite of what a recording engineer would want. AND, those wires sound very similar to what came on those drums....

I agree,bought the economy Gibraltar 42 strand for my Supra.

Edited by Jack Rogers, 08 September 2011 - 07:18 PM.

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20 strand Snappy cut down to 16 strand.
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