Speaking of snare wires, who uses Grosgrain Ribbon?

DanRH

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I got this tip here years ago. Now all my snares get the Grosgrain ribbon instead of the plastic or strings. It just seems to hold better and to me is smoother. How much for a roll of Grosgrain ribbon? $3, tops. Any fabric store has it in almost any color. Of course you could buy Canopus product that has two pieces fro $15! :-o
 

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i got some rainbow grosgrain from walmart. i'm not homosexual (not that there's anything wrong with that) but i think it looks cool on my chrome drums.
 

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Strips of old drumheads typically... the ribbon is a cool idea, may have to try that.
 

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that is all i use anymore ...first read about it here at DFO and have been a believer ever since. Cheap and i can get colors to match the finish of the snare except for the chrome...Rainbow does sound good for a chrome snare will have to get some.
 

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I got that tip from Bob Gatzen. I bought a roll of black ribbon from a fabric store. I have it on one drum now and like it. My other 2 snares still have snare cord on them.
 

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I got that tip from Bob Gatzen. I bought a roll of black ribbon from a fabric store. I have it on one drum now and like it. My other 2 snares still have snare cord on them.
Hmm... that just rang a bell - now that I think about it, I think my N&C/Zildjian snare came with it installed (Bob Gatzen helped design that drum).
 

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I have a roll, haven't used it yet but I think this is the way to go.
 

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I have some of that strapping ribbon stuff they use when shipping large packages. that works
great too. had it on one of my snares for years, but this stuff is probably easier and cheaper to buy.
thanks for the tip!
 

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I bought a roll of rainbow grossgrain from Walmart to use on my Mapex Meridian Maple snare drum. I replaced the wires with Puresound pros with the goofy quick release clip straps. I didn't like the clip type straps so I tried the ribbon. It works great and looks good too. Walmart didn't have 5/8 in black or I would have used black.
 

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Ha. Just looked up this subject here last week to find alternates to the plastic straps. I got some from my mother-in-law last Sunday. I learned that it's pronounced "grow-grain" and not "gros-grain" when I asked for some. :)
 

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The guy who built my kit did this. Works great. I think I'm a convert, and will head to Walmart and get my own roll.
 

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It's all I use. There was a craft store near me where I could buy it by the foot so I got colors to match
my snares. Now I just buy it by the roll - I got some red, white and blue just the other day.
 

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why would anyone use fabric for snare wires? wouldn't that sound really muffled, if there was any sound at all? :scratch:



:wink:
 

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Best prices I found for 5/8-inch wide grosgrain ribbon on ebay in these two colors:

5 yards black $2.50 shipped (need to select 5/8 as the size):

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-Yards-Grosgrain-Ribbon-3-8-5-8-Black-/300515342652?pt=Ribbons_Bows&var=&hash=item8bb360e68f#ht_500wt_922

5 yards silver gray $2.59 shipped (need to select 5/8 as the size):

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-1-2-1-5-7-8-5-8-3-8-1-4-GROSGRAIN-RIBBON-SILVER-GREY-/250663908805?pt=Ribbons_Bows&var=&hash=item800f15ee25#ht_7006wt_1192
 

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I use it on any snare that will accommodate it. Some of my vintage drums require string.
 

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Ha. Just looked up this subject here last week to find alternates to the plastic straps. I got some from my mother-in-law last Sunday. I learned that it's pronounced "grow-grain" and not "gros-grain" when I asked for some. :)
Now I know why I had a problem in the fabric store. I was saying Gross Grain. Ace
 

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I did a search for grosgrain ribbon on DFO (through yahoo since the search engine here sucks) and found this thread. Does grosgrain stretch?

Plastic strips aren't my favorite.
 

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