Help with snare wires, please


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May 7, 2020
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So I recently started using grosgrain ribbon on my snares as it was suggested by a lot of you guys but something’s not working right-especially on my DW wood snare right now. It could also be because I put these new Canopus wires on there hoping to get a better tone out of the drum. They’re 16 strand and my drum is 6.5x14. For some reason, I keep having to tighten the snare wires with the throwoff because it seems like they keep loosening up. Also, when I look at the snare side head at the edge where the snare wires start they don’t seem flush with the head-like they’re not all engaged right there. Does anyone have any advice to give me? Thanks